After two+ years into working remotely, we’ve all spent our fair share of time on Zoom sitting through another stale virtual happy hour. It’s about time you switch things up and get creative to ensure your teams stay engaged and fulfilled. Our suggestion? Try a virtual murder mystery! There’s something about polishing up your sleuthing skills to unravel a case that thrills just about anyone. With endless themes and storylines, find a virtual murder mystery your team will love for your next company social or celebration.  

Aside from being a fun social opportunity, a virtual murder mystery also has plenty of benefits for team building. These events are perfectly balanced to encourage team collaboration and communication in an environment that’s social and engaging. Sharpen up your team’s problem solving skills while live improv actors get a chuckle out of even your most serious colleagues. A virtual murder mystery is definitely not your average happy hour! 

New to a virtual murder mystery party? We’re here to help! Check out our Top 5 Virtual Murder Mystery Games best suited for any remote team and get in touch with our team to get sleuthing with one of the best team building games on Zoom!

1. Love in the First Degree | A Virtual Murder Mystery

Set in the 80s 

Best suited for groups of 40-120 | Teams of 8-10

8 Live Actors

In this virtual murder mystery game Jesse Welsh was living his best life in 1987, set to marry the love of his life - Samantha. Moments after toasting to their love during the reception, he took a sip of his whisky, and collapsed to the ground.. 8 guests from the wedding are taken aside and split up for interrogation, with hopes of rooting out the murderer before the police arrive, who are sure to bungle the investigation. 8 Live actors, 1 murder, in 1 virtual mansion.

In this 1980's-themed fully virtual Murder Mystery, teams are split into smaller breakout 'tables' of 8-10 and tasked with interrogating the suspects in real-time;  Cross-examining their alibis over 3 rounds of live interaction before ultimately submitting their best guess for both the Murderer and the Motive. Who will be proven innocent? Who will be found guilty? Will the murderer be brought to justice? Only you can decide!

2. Y2Kaper | A Virtual Whodunnit

Set in the 90s

Best suited for groups of 40-120 | Teams of 8-10

8 Live Actors 

Ahh, the 90s. A joyous time, full of pizza rolls, stable economies, and Friends viewing parties… that is, until the Y2K Bug reared its ugly head. Every computer around the world was a ticking time bomb, ready to fail. Well, all except for one: Haarmonics 99. Developed by Haarmon Technologies, the security software promised to prevent the Y2K Bug, saving the new millennium from sure disaster.

However, mere hours before the tech giant’s grand reveal, a shocking discovery was made: every floppy disk containing the cutting-edge security software was missing. It is your job to interrogate the suspects in real-time; Cross-examining their alibis over 3 rounds of live interactive theater before ultimately submitting your best guess for both the Culprit and the Motive. Can you solve this Virtual Whodunnit before it's too late?

3. Murder in La La Land | A Virtual Murder Mystery 

Set in the 1920s 

Best suited for groups of 20-60 | Teams of 20

2-4 Live Actors 

Imagine this: You’re a company member at Summit Pictures - one of La La Land’s major film studios. However, today is not a regular work day because after clocking out on this day no one is going home. One of your very own, a talented, up-and-coming screenwriter, has been found murdered, and all of your fellow co-workers are the main suspects!

Come meet the iconic characters you think you know, while getting an insider’s peek behind the façade. Become a key player as you experience a tragically hilarious story probing the highs, the lows, and the in-betweens of SHOWBIZ!

4. Space Crime Continuum | A Virtual Murder Mystery 

Set in space 

Best suited for groups of 30-90 | Teams of 6-8 

6 Live Actors 

A long time into the future, in a galaxy actually pretty close by… the Starship Winston has mysteriously lost all communications with Earth on day 752 of their 3 year mission. Strangely, twelve days later the ship's communications suddenly return, however, with disturbing news. The ship's commander, Julia Moss, has gone missing and is presumed dead.

In this comedic and futuristic space-themed virtual Murder Mystery, teams are split into smaller breakout 'Task Forces' of 6-8 and must interrogate the suspects played by 6 live actors;  Cross-examining their alibis before finally submitting their best guess for both the Murderer and the Motive. Can you help solve this intergalactic mystery or will the mission result in a worldwide scandal? Are you ready for this virtual murder mystery?

5. Mean Queens | A Virtual Murder Mystery 

Set in the present 

Best suited for groups of up to 20 | Team of 20 

1 Live Actor

The campus of Brookville University, your beloved alma mater. You remember the sororities, fraternities, the parties, all the thrills and joys of campus life!

A cleverly designed lawn decoration features a yellow banana doused in gruesome blood and set prominently on someone's front yard. The top of the banana has been cut off and lies yards away. It won't be till morning that the decapitated body of Cory Singer is found inside that banana suit. 

Mean Queens is like a true-crime podcast come to life, only here, you won’t just listen. You’ll examine, prod, investigate and grill suspects as you come face to face with the real

Whether it’s the in 80s, 90s, or off in space, a virtual murder mystery is guaranteed to keep your group engaged and entertained. Show your team some appreciation and get in touch with us to plan your next virtual party. Looking for more traditional team building rather than something social? Check out our Best Virtual Escape Rooms to find an immersive puzzle-solving game for your team.