General

How does the game work?

The host invites friends through the Mysteria app. At the party all players will play the game together but through their own device (eg mobile or tablet). The app guides players through each round, providing individual scripts, prompts and revealing important clues as the story progresses. All the guests will have a motive for the murder and the purpose of the game is to have some fun by working out who did it.

How long does the game last?

The exact amount of time it takes to play the game will vary depending on factors such as the amount of time spent improvising in character, eating meals, and the general pace of the game. However, we think most games will last between 2 and 3 hours.

How many people can play?

For our first theme Chicago Shenanigans you need to have 8 players in order to play the game.

Can the person who is hosting also play?

Yes, the host must play! The host starts the game and updates each round once all actions for a round have been completed, but plays the game in the same way as the guests and is also unaware of who the murderer is.

What happens if one of my guests doesn’t have an iPhone or Android phone?

As well as iPhones and Android phones, Mysteria is also compatible on iPad, iPod Touch and Apple Watch.

What themes are available in Mysteria?

We are rolling out new, fresh themes on a regular basis. To make sure they offer a great variety each theme is set in a different century or decade and in various parts of the world. Most themes cater for either 6 or 8 characters/ players. The free theme Chicago Shenanigans is set in America during the 1920s. Follow us on Twitter and like our Facebook page to stay updated about new app features and themes.

 


Before The Party

What do I need in order to play?

Mysteria allows you to create, organise, and play the game all in one app, therefore all you need in order to play is yourself, your device, internet connection, and a place to get together with your friends to play.

How do I invite friends to play my game?

After you have set up your game by choosing a theme, time, and place for your dinner party, the app allows you to invite your friends to join the game via email or text message. Once your guests receive your invitation all they have to do is follow the link to download the app and enter the unique game code in order to join your game.

How do I need to prepare for the game?

Host – To help you set the scene and create the perfect atmosphere for your chosen theme, you can use the suggestions given in the app to decide on a menu, decorate your party location and create a suitable playlist.

All players – Before the party, all players should familiarise themselves with the game description and also get to know their chosen character. Note that the character description also includes ideas for an appropriate costume.


At The Party

How do you start the game?

When all the guests have arrived to the party and you’re ready to play. The host will have the option to start the game via the app. Each player will then receive information on their screen relevant to their character.

If I am the murderer, when do I find out?

Once you have chosen your character, the app will then provide you with further information about your specific character. If you are the murderer you will find this out here.

How can I keep track of my thoughts and suspicions?

Players can use the ‘Notes’ page in the app to add personal game notes and clues.

Do I have to stick entirely to the script?

Feel free to ad-lib as much as you like, but all players must include the vital information within their script.