Like everything else in 2020, your game nights probably look a little different this year. But that doesn’t mean an evening of spooky fun is out of reach. Hunt a Killer, the world’s top murder mystery company, has released a retail game just in time to satisfy your true-crime obsessions this holiday season.
Death at the Dive Bar ($30) contains everything you need to unravel the mystery of a suspicious death at the seedy Old Scratch Tavern: letters, newspaper articles, crime scene photos, police notes, and more. After 45-60 minutes of combing through the evidence, you and your team of fellow detectives will arrive at a conclusion, which you can check against the sealed solution envelope. And should you be taking part in some amateur sleuthing alone, no worries: Death at the Dive Bar will keep you fully engaged as a single-player game.
“Our team has really delivered on creating immersive experiences, providing vivid storytelling and authentic clues, and it really shows with this new game,” Hunt A Killer CEO and co-founder Ryan Hogan said in a press release. “We are very excited to expand our business into the retail channel, and can’t wait for players to dive into this new mystery.”
If you prefer to receive a monthly dose of terror via the subscription box route, you can opt for Hunt a Killer Horror: Blair Witch. Here, players must try to find a man who has gone missing in the Black Hills Forest just outside of Burkittsville, Maryland—home to the infamous Blair Witch. To accomplish this, players will get a new batch of evidence mailed to them every month that gets them closer to the finale.