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Dead Below Deck

Dead Below Deck

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After a riotous night of drinking and partying aboard The Old Thunder, a premier luxury yacht, passenger William Bonnys finds himself embroiled in a sinister murder mystery. Upon entering the sauna to nurse a hangover, William discovers the body of Rachel Veinson, the yacht’s stewardess. Though Captain Javier Rackhams initially rules Rachel’s death as an accident, the passengers and crew can’t help but whisper about the strange circumstances surrounding the death below deck.

And though everyone would like to believe that Rachel’s death was an accident, other strange incidents and stories on board are making it all too clear: those on board are stranded in the middle of the Caribbean with a killer.

Was Captain Rackhams covering up for something when he said Rachel’s death was an accident? Was the lively Rachel at deadly odds with a fellow crew member? Or perhaps she ran into an unsavory guest…Captain, crew, and passengers—everyone is a suspect.



Game Play Elements:

  • Challenging Ciphers: At least one challenging code or cipher
  • Eye for Detail: Especially close reading of the evidence
  • Plentiful Puzzles: Puzzles that require critical reading or creating a timeline

Created by: Ryan Ashkenase & T.T. Madden
Written by: T.T. Madden, Ryan Ashkenase, Abigail Taylor-Sansom, Bonnie Burton, Ian Wood
Designed by: Ryan Ashkenase, Zack Marsh
Game Design by: KC Chaney

Product Details

To solve the mystery and bring the waves of justice crashing down on Rachel’s killer, you’ll have to:

To solve the mystery and bring the waves of justice crashing down on Rachel’s killer, you’ll have to:

  • Learn the inner workings of The Old Thunder and its several crew members.
  • Watch witness statements to suss out lies and deception.
  • Review important case documents for missed details.
  • Examine Rachel’s past and work for connections to suspects.
  • Unravel challenging ciphers, puzzles, and timelines.

Can you unravel the mystery of Rachel’s murder before The Old Thunder reaches port back in the States and the killer escapes?

Dead Below Deck is an all-in-one box experience, so you don’t need a subscription to enjoy this fishy murder mystery. You’ll need to use both the box’s physical evidence and digital evidence to crack the case. This kit includes handcrafted, realistic clues like:

  • Vacation maps, brochures, and tickets
  • Personal notes from the victim and suspects—each with distinctive handwriting
  • Recorded witness statements
  • The victim’s personal online drive
  • Locked boxes and other puzzles

Made for 1–5 players and 45–90 minutes of gameplay, Dead Below Deck’s high-seas and high-stakes mystery game works well for a game night with fellow crime crackers, a unique date night, or just fun night on your own.

We recommend this below deck mystery for audiences aged 14 years and up. With a difficulty rating of two out of five stars, it’s a good fit for those who like a mild to moderate challenge with lots of fun included.

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  • From the makers of Hunt A Killer, the world’s #1 murder mystery subscription and Death at the Divebar, comes another thrilling investigation that can be played in one sitting!
  • An authentic and immersive investigation. You’ll feel like you are solving a real-life murder mystery!
  • Decode ciphers, piece together clues, consider all the evidence, and solve the crime. It’s like an escape room delivered right to your door.
  • A great option for date night, game night, teaming up with friends and family, or just playing on your own.


One morning in the middle of a luxury cruise in the Caribbean the charter, William Bonnys, wakes up hungover and makes a morning trip to the sauna. There, he finds the body of Rachel Veinson, the yacht’s stewardess. Captain Javier Rackhams attends to the scene and initially declares the incident an accident. Nevertheless, he still diverts course to Nassau, where the official authorities look over the scene, coming to the same conclusion..



Use evidence to complete a timeline of the crime and eliminate suspects based on means, motive, and opportunity. Discover the code to a locked tin, translate Morse code, interpret walkie-talkie codes, decipher a cryptic glyph language, and review maps of both the ocean and the yacht itself. Realistic evidence and documents guide players through a challenging and immersive experience with tons of twists and turns.

MSRP: $31.99
Play time: 90 minutes
Number of players: 1-5 players
Recommended age: 14+


A murder at the local dive bar. A mysterious, masked figure. A small town full of suspects. When owner Nick Webster falls from a cliff behind his roadside tavern, his death is ruled an accident. But one of his employees suspects foul play, and she needs your help to prove it.



Players channel their inner detective to investigate the murder at the Old Scratch Tavern. Uncover the motives of each suspect through ciphers, clues, and puzzles that progress the story to its thrilling conclusion. Realistic evidence and documents guide players through a challenging and immersive experience with tons of twists and turns.

MSRP: $29.99
Play time
: 45-60 minutes
Number of players: 1-5 players
Recommended age: 14+

Do You Have What It Takes?


Old-fashioned detective work
Sort through notes, create timelines, pore over evidence, and confirm alibis to crack the case and catch the killer.
Crack the codes
Hunt A Killer is packed with puzzles and clues that are not for the faint of heart, but the reward is well worth the effort. Every puzzle will unlock details about the events and characters in Death at the Divebar.
Every detail matters
Our team of true-crime aficionados has meticulously created a living, breathing world where you become a part of the story. Each suspect has a detailed backstory, distinct handwriting, and other forensic details that will help you eliminate them from your list of suspects.

What's In The Box


An All-In-One Experience
Solve an entire investigation in one sitting. This is perfect for family gatherings, vacation activities, or a true-crime date.
Handcrafted Evidence
This box is packed with evidence that you can actually touch and feel. Everything from the autopsy report to the items found at the crime scene are designed to place you in the role of lead detective in a homicide investigation.
First-In-Class Experience
Hunt A Killer is the world’s premiere murder mystery company. Since 2016, we have been putting you in the detective’s seat and challenging you to Hunt A Killer.
Help When You Need It
Even the best detectives need help now and again. Each case has a dedicated hints page that offers non-spoiler hints for each item in the box as well as solutions if you are really stuck.