Davy Jones' Locker
Davy Jones' Locker is a murder mystery dinner party game for 8 to 13 guests plus a host – download the free introductory pdf file. It costs 20 GB pounds, which is about 32 US dollars or 22 Euros.
Join us in a thrilling evening of intrigue, double-dealing, mysterious powers and murder. You will be in the middle of the action and it will be up to you to wheel and deal with the other guests. Can you achieve your goals, keep your secrets hidden and survive Davy Jones' Locker? It's up to you.
"Many thanks for all your help. My son's 18th birthday went down superbly with the help of Davy Jones' Locker. We had about 14 attempted murders, one marriage and countless double dealing. The characters were great and the plot intricately woven – some people kept their secrets better than others, but all had a fantastic time."
Debbie Myerscough, United Kingdom
Davy Jones' Locker
It is 1785, and the Caribbean is a hotbed of violence, treachery, the occult and, of course, piracy. Tortuga, an island off the north coast of Haiti, is home not only to peaceful plantations, but also to thieves, gypsies, scavengers, voodoo queens and grave robbers. Tortuga is also a pirate stronghold and a frequent port-of-call for the most feared pirates in the Caribbean.
Abel "Blackheart" Read, the Caribbean's most nefarious pirate, had wrought havoc for many years throughout the region -- but now his reign of terror is over. First, Blackheart and the Pegasus, his ship, was captured a month ago -- and then two weeks ago Blackheart's second-in-command, Calico Jack, ran his ship (the Orion) aground off Tortuga's rocky north coast. With these two pirates (and their ships) out of business, the waters of the Caribbean are much safer.
They have also created a power vacuum in the pirate world -- one that will no doubt be filled before too long.
Tonight, the Libra, a retired warship converted for commercial use, departs from Tortuga on its journey to St. Augustine, Florida. For some of its passengers, this will prove to be a profitable journey. For others, Tortuga may be the last dry land they ever see...
In Davy Jones' Locker, the course of this fateful journey will be played out over the course of a single evening. There are, among the passengers and crew, an ex-pirate, a gypsy, and a nun. However, not everyone is who, or what, they seem. Some (well, all) of those on board have mysterious secrets and will do anything to prevent them from being revealed.
Davy Jones' Locker lasts for about four hours and is suited to an evening. It is often played over a meal – a finger buffet if possible to allow guests to circulate and talk in private.
"I am well known for hosting murder mystery parties but I can 100% say that Davy Jones' Locker was the best one I have ever done! I only stumbled across this game after looking for a boat themed murder mystery for our boating holiday on the Norfolk Broads, but I definitely will be purchasing one of these freeform games again! Thank you for providing a great evening, loved by all!"
Alicia Garrett, United Kingdom
The free introductory pdf file contains an introduction to the game, a list of all the characters, an invitation to send to your guests, a copy of the Tortuga Gazette – plus details of how to buy the game.
These are the characters in Davy Jones' Locker:
- Captain Hargrave – Captain of the Libra – formal, proper and straight-laced.
- Darrell Sims – A plantation manager.
- Dirty Dana – An opium dealer.
- Drunken Willie – A Tortugan drunk.
- Esmerelda – A flamboyant gypsy.
- First Officer Cook – The Libra's First Officer, and Captain Hargrave's loyal aide.
- Jean La Croix – A retired French Naval officer.
- Maggie Brown – A young Tortugan woman.
- Mambo Faith – A poor Tortugan woman.
- Rummy Ike – A sailor.
- Rusty Mike – A ruthless bounty hunter wearing an eye-patch.
- Saucy Sue – A Tortugan wench.
- Shanks McCaffee – A Tortugan cook.
- Sister Agnes – A nun.
- Slippery Pete – A grizzled ex-pirate and seaman.
How Freeform Games Murder Mysteries Work
Davy Jones' Locker is unlike many murder mystery games. When the game starts, a murder has yet to be committed. However, by the end of the journey it is unlikely that everyone will survive!
Davy Jones' Locker is played just like a murder mystery game. You may be trying to solve the murder, but primarily you are (initially at least) concentrating on your own goals and objectives. Unlike most boxed murder mystery games, Davy Jones' Locker lets you decide how to achieve your goals and thwart your enemies.
On the evening of the game the guests are met by the organizer, the Deckhand, and welcomed aboard the Libra. They then receive their detailed backgrounds - including dark secrets, objectives and money. The fun then begins as they form alliances, blackmail each other, steal items and maybe even try to murder one another! Along the way they may uncover some of the mysteries of Davy Jones' Locker. Who was responsible for Blackheart's capture? Who really wrecked the Orion? Will the Montenegro curse be broken? And perhaps most importantly of all, who will find Blackheart's treasure? Depending on what the players choose to do, there are several different possible endings, but finally everyone finds out how they did, and what secrets everyone else was concealing.
Buying Davy Jones' Locker
Davy Jones' Locker costs £20.00 (GB pounds). That works out at about 32 US dollars or 22 Euros, depending on the exchange rate charged by your credit card. (You can use the XE.com Personal Currency Assistant to check the amount.)
To purchase Davy Jones' Locker, follow these three steps.
Step 3: After you've entered your credit card details, you can download your game right away. Also, you'll be emailed the download link and password, in case you need to come back at a later point.
Cast Iron Money-Back Guarantee
Together with Freeform Games we're happy to offer you a no-quibble money-back guaranteed refund. If you're not completely satisfied with Davy Jones' Locker, just please let us know within 30 days and we will refund you.
And please remember that if you buy Davy Jones' Locker, you are buying it from Freeform Games LLP. Don't forget to read their terms of trade.