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Way out West

Way out West is a murder mystery dinner party game for 10 to 14 guests (or up to 24 with the expansion pack) 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 scheming, intrigue and skulduggery. 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 Way out West? It's up to you.

"We played the game [Way out West] on New Year's Eve and really enjoyed it a lot. I have flagged your website in my favorites so we can easily access you next year if not before. Thanks for all of your hard work on this game."
Jackie Vick, Minnesota, United States

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Way out West is also available in an expanded version for up to 24 players plus one or two hosts. Ideal for larger parties! This expanded version costs just £25.00 (UK pounds), about US$40 or EUR28.

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Or, if you've already got the standard game, and want to just buy the Expansion Pack, it's on sale at just £10.00!

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Way out West

It is the spring of 1884. America's west coast is slowly being populated with small towns full of settlers, coming to prospect for precious metals, set up ranches and run dubious saloons. Now the railway is coming! Cactus Gulch is one such small town. Founded 20 years ago, tonight it has a festive air as the townsfolk get set to start their 20th anniversary celebrations. Plus, the railway is coming! However, all is not running smoothly. Land disputes, disreputable card games, strange folk from out of town and hostile Indians are all adding to a tense atmosphere…

Way out West 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.

"Thanks for a great [Way out West] party -- definitely recommend it to friends!"
Mel Woods, London, 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 Cactus Gulch Gazette – plus details of how to buy the game.

These are the characters in Way out West:

  • Able Blane – The town's reliable sheriff
  • Blaise Sadler – Aging saloon owner
  • Christy Martin – Storekeeper from out of town
  • Clem Parham – City slicker, Mid West Rail rep
  • Dan Fairweather – Slow and honest deputy sheriff
  • Doc Faraday – Notorious gambler
  • Elijah Entwhistle – Travelling preacher
  • John Paulson – Town's much-revered judge
  • Kalamata Kate – Young bar waitress
  • Lucy Calhoun – Zeke's daughter, young woman, complete tomboy
  • Mel Easton – City slicker, South West Rail rep
  • Runs Like a Deer – Indian squaw
  • Slick O'Hare – Scruffy ranch hand for hire
  • Three Feathers – Revered Indian shaman

and these are the characters in the Expansion Pack:

  • Etta Johnson – Local schoolmarm and newspaper gossip
  • Frederick Lloyd – Wealthy English mining investor
  • Marco the Mesmerizing – Travelling stage magician with a secret agenda
  • Maxwell Jebediah Adams – Town drunkard and ne'er-do-well
  • Minnie Mae Adams – Former Sunday School teacher with hidden depths
  • Ol' Barr – Reclusive fur trapper and friend to the Indians
  • Robert Barnaby – Shy young legal clerk
  • Ruby Sapphire – Flame-haired singer, notorious beauty
  • Soon Li – Chinese migrant worker, in a heap of trouble
  • Widder James – Grande Dame of the ladies in Cactus Gulch

How Freeform Games Murder Mysteries Work

Way out West is unlike many murder mystery games. Although the game starts with a murder, most of the characters have more important things to do than to investigate it. And the killing may not be over – it is unlikely that everyone will survive the remainder of the evening!

Way out West 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, Way out West lets you decide how to achieve your goals and thwart your enemies.

"We received your game, Way Out West, and had our party last weekend. It was a huge success. Everyone went all out on their costumes and the game flowed smoothly. Thanks for your great customer service!"
Lisa and Anthony Perez, Oregon, United States

On the evening of the game the guests are met by the organizer, the Bartender of the Silver Dollar Saloon. They then receive their detailed backgrounds - including dark secrets, objectives and money. When everyone has arrived the celebrating starts, but it is immediately disrupted by a shocking announcement. The real fun then begins as everyone questions, bribes and blackmails each other. As the evening progresses they may even try to murder one another! Along the way they may solve some of Way out West's mysteries. Where is the map to the recently discovered silver lode? Who owns the land that the railways are desperate to get hold of? Why are the Indians threatening to go on the warpath? Why is a pack of cards so important? Why is the preacher so sinister? Finally, the game concludes and everyone finds out how they did, and what secrets everyone else was concealing.


Buying Way out West

Way out West 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 Way out West, follow these three steps.

Step 1: Download the free introductory pdf file. You'll need the free Adobe Acrobat Reader to read this. If you don't already have Acrobat Reader, click here to get it.

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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 Way out West, just please let us know within 30 days and we will refund you.

And please remember that if you buy Way out West, you are buying it from Freeform Games LLP. Don't forget to read their terms of trade.