The Melancholy Killer: Serial Killer Game

Old price: $199.00
$149.00

The Melancholy Killer: Serial Killer Game

We’ve restocked The Melancholy Killer at a discounted price for our 5th anniversary. Save 25% on this Premium experience. Gather your fellow detectives and sort through the evidence and clues to find out the truth behind this mystery.
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Old price: $199.00
$149.00



In this story by Peter Gillespie (America’s Most Wanted), a convicted serial killer mysteriously leaves you his belongings after being murdered in prison. Thousands of people believed he was innocent and as protests erupt around the country, it is up to you to solve the mystery of the Melancholy Killer.

  • In this all-in-one box, you’ll examine the life of Edward Lee Dwyer and the prison riot that led to his death. It’s 5-7 hours of gameplay, no subscription required.

  • Solve puzzles, examine clues, and decrypt ciphers to unveil the truth about the coast-to-coast murders.

  • The Melancholy Killer’s personal briefcase will be delivered to your door. Inside lies a "Free Edgar" poster, his personal chapbook of poems written during his time on the road, official prison documents, and other personal belongings from the hands of the serial killer.

This is one of the more challenging Hunt A Killer experiences and requires a keen eye.  Unlike some of our other experiences, this is a "self-guided" experience and will require some real detective work. Are you up for the challenge?  

This box is perfect for:

  • The True Crime fanatic who questions everything they read.

  • A gift for the sleuth who has everything.

  • Group investigations on Date Night or Game Night.

Edgar Lee Dwyer was a traveling poet in the late 1990s who rose to fame as the suspected “Melancholy Killer,” a serial killer who murdered nine people across the country, from Seattle to Raleigh. Arrested in 1998, he gained a following of loyal fans who believe that their poet is innocent and wrongly accused. Twenty years after his arrest, he was found murdered following a prison riot and his belongings were sent to you.


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