PRIVATE BOOKINGS

Vancouver Mysteries games, shows and other experiences are available for private bookings. We can either block off one of our publicly available time slots just for you or we can book you in for your preferred date and time. We also have portable games, shows and experiences that we can bring to you!

When you choose Vancouver Mysteries for your private event, you can count on consistently 5 star experiences from a local, woman-owned company that has been operating since 2014. Vancouver Mysteries is Rainbow Certified and our diverse team enhance and promote an inclusive setting for your event. Our storylines strive to topple the stereotypes around the mystery genre and all of our murder victims are fictitious.

Book a Private Murder Mystery Event

Black Skull | Role Playing Murder Mystery Game | 6 to 12 Players  | 2 Hours

We have a classic murder mystery for 6 to 12 players that we can bring to your venue. Every player gets a character assigned to them, with motives and objectives. One character is the murderer! Players create alliances and betray each other while they gather clues to the mystery. This game is a pirate-themed murder mystery – you provide the venue and our Experience Hosts arrive with everything you need to play, including a treasure chest of pirate costumes and props! Contact us to book this game.

Black Skull Virtual Version| Role Playing Murder Mystery Game | 6 to 12 Players  | 2 Hours

Black Skull started as a virtual game and is still available in this format. Invite your remote team members or long distance friends/family to meet you in our Zoom room. This is a very easy activity to organize – just forward the invitation to your guests and we do everything else. More info about playing Black Skull online.

Crime in Downtown | Outdoor Murder Mystery | 7 to 48 Players | 2 Hours 

You can pick the date and time you want to play and detectives will meet you with everything you need to solve this mystery while you explore the city. Players are divided into teams of 6 players to compete against each there. Custom start/end locations at your office or downtown hotels, convention centres or other venues are available at no extra charge (some restrictions apply). Read about our outdoor murder mystery here. | Book your private outdoor game here.

The Case of the Hotel Detective | Portable Table Top Mystery with Escape Room Style Challenges | 5 to 50 Players | 2 Hours

This is not your classic ‘murder mystery party’ where characters are assigned to the players and they need to mingle and chat to find out clues  – it’s a murder mystery party game with escape room style challenges (real locked boxes, puzzles, devices, clues are delivered to you in two suitcases). You provide the venue and our Experience Hosts arrive with everything you need to play, including suitcases full of evidence. Smaller groups play together to solve the murder. Large groups compete in teams of up to 1o players to see who can solve the murder first! This experience is also a ticketed event available at a hotel downtown for up to 10 players. Contact us for a buy out at this location. Book your portable The Case of the Hotel Detective game. | More info about our weekly public games.

Murder is a Drag | Murder Mystery Immersive Theatre | 30 to 100 Guests | 2.5 Hours 

We can bring this immersive theatre experience to almost any venue, let’s talk! If you need a venue for your event, we can also connect you. Murder is a Drag is an immersive theatre experience. We bring the performers, puzzles and props. For smaller groups, we will need a sound system for the drag performances. For larger groups we will need a sound system to connect microphones so everyone can hear the dialogue. We run these shows as ticketed events too – contact us about a buy out for a low maintenance alternative to booking your own venue/caterers. More info about our Murder Mystery Dinner.

Outdoor Mystery Games in Downtown Vancouver

5 Games | 7 to 192 Players | 2 – 2.5 Hours 

Choose from 5 different outdoor mystery games for your private bookings including one for groups with younger kids (ages 6 and up). Learn about our outdoor games here.

Single games available for up to 48 players. Larger groups compete in a Mega Mystery (up to 192 players playing up to 4 different games simultaneously). Games usually start and end at the same location. Players are divided into teams of 6 players to compete against each there.  Custom start/end locations at your office or downtown hotels, convention centres or other venues are available at no extra charge (some restrictions apply).

Mysterious Entertainment

Super Trivia | Game Show | 10 to 200 Guests | 1 – 1.5 Hours (varies by group size) 

Unlike our other mystery games, this is a game show with mystery-themed categories instead of an actual mystery you need to solve. This game started as a popular virtual game when people were generally meeting virtually vs in-person. It is even more fun in person! We can add custom categories for your special event (additional charges apply). Contact us to book this game.

Magician Available for Private Bookings | Interactive Close-Up Magic /Magic Show | 1 – 2 Hours 

If you are looking to add some magic to your private event, choose one endorsed by Vancouver Mysteries. Whether you are looking to add a roving magician to an event or book a stage show, or some combination of these options, Vancouver Mysteries is an established local business with easy booking and a consistent performance record. A roving magician will entertain your tables or cocktail crowd with close-up magic. A stage show could mean one magician performing their act, a magic variety show or a theatre experience (magic incorporated into a scripted play). Contact us for more information.

Stephen Hamm | Theremin Workshop | Up to 35 Participants | 30 minutes to 2 Hours 

Have you ever heard of the theremin? We think it’s the most mysterious instrument. Book Stephen Hamm to talk about it’s place in history and how it works. Participants will have an opportunity to try the theremin and perhaps even “jam” with Canada’s most interesting theremin musician, Stephen Hamm. The event will include song performances which can be extended or reduced to fit your time constraints. Contact us for more information.

Drag Me to the Team Building Games | Interactive Team Competition/Bar Games | 1 to 2 Hours

Spice up your next team building activity with drag performance and hijinks and celebrate diversity and inclusivity at your workplace. Book our favourite local drag performers to run your next team building activity at your office or booked venue. Or contact us for venue ideas. We can also add drag performers to almost any of the private events described on this page – fun way to extend an event time (Super trivia half time show? Pirate drag performance?). Contact us for more information.

Virtual Games 

3 Games | 6 to 200 Players | 1 – 2 Hours 

Vancouver Mysteries has three virtual games available for private bookings. Learn about our virtual games here.

Travel Fees

If your venue is more than 5km away from Mystery Headquarters (our admin office), we charge $2/km to come to you (some restrictions apply). Note: we calculate this charge based on the distance from our office to your location using Google directions and the best route (driver’s discretion), one way (not a return trip – that’s why we charge $2/km instead of $2/km).

Pricing for all Budgets

Prices start at $245 for a 7 player outdoor game and go up from there, contact us for details. A good rule for budgeting is $30-55/person for entertainment. Let us know your budget and we’ll help you.