November 8, 2021 – Publisher Renegade unveils new reimagined murder mystery board game set at awards show. The third entry in their series with this general puzzle mechanic is Crimes and Capers: And the Winner is… Dead. The game is available for preorder now at the publisher’s website for a cost of $35 with an expected release date of February 23, 2021.

There are other “Crimes & Capers” games from the publisher that include High School Hijinks (2021) and Lady Leona’s Last Wishes (2021). These are all stand-alone games who central theme is generally this reimagined murder mystery type of puzzle. The series, as well as this new one, was designed by Juliana Patel & Ariel Rubin who together also designed the Escape Room in a box series.

There have been many different types of games in the murder mystery genre from Mansions of Madness to Sherlock Holmes to Chronicles of Crime to MicroMacro but this one is different. Cooperative Mystery Puzzle Game. Crimes & Capers combines the beloved classic of murder mystery parties with on-trend escape room style puzzling.

About Crimes & Capers: And the Winner is… Dead

You are a nominee at the 67th Annual Music Awards! Unfortunately, you won’t be winning anything tonight. Mannie, our host, America’s Sweetheart Pop Star is dead. We are asking that you remain in the green room for your safety. While there, try to open Mannie’s purse to look for clues as to what went down at rehearsal that led to her murder.

Crimes & Capers: And the Winner is… Dead! is a cooperative game where you and a group of friends will take on the roles of famous recording artists and work together to solve the mystery. No special skills or prior knowledge are required. Read social media posts and solve puzzles to unlock Mannie’s purse, then figure out who murdered her!

4-6 Players | Games Last ~90 Minutes | For Ages 14+

Pre-Order the Game Now at the Publisher Site


  • Solve the awards show mystery!
  • No special skills or prior knowledge are required!
  • Cooperative Play – no reveal where a player discovers they are the evil doer.
  • Dress up as your character, focus on solving the mystery, or both!

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