A Killer Reunion
A Killer Reunion is set at the All Saints College renunion and is published by Dinner and a Murder Mystery Games. The same game is also known as Class of 57, which takes everyone back to a time when Elvis was King and hula-hoops were all the rage.
A Killer Reunion is a "freeform" or "interactive" murder mystery. Everyone has a complete character with background. It's then up to him or her how they decide to investigate the murder (or in the murderer's case, cover their tracks - yes, the murderer knows that they "dunnit" from the start).
Like most interactive murder mystery games, A Killer Reunion suits a buffet meal or finger food so that everyone can mingle.
At the heart of A Killer Reunion are six couples:
- Jenny and Johnny: Prom King and Queen - now Johnny is Mayor.
- Mary and Michael: Jenny and Johnny's best friends.
- Maria and Mark: Mark is now a successful horror author.
- Susan and Steven: voted the couple most likely to succeed.
- Linda and Lenny: rock and roll stars
- Carol and Charles: both detectives.
Unlike many other murder mystery games, most of the characters in A Killer Reunion are clean cut. This makes the game ideal for church groups and other occasions when you are wary of offending someone. Obviously there is some dubious activity - it is a murder mystery after all!
Like other Dinner and a Murder Mystery Games mysteries, A Killer Reunion has several suggested prizes. Some are votes on (best costume, best actor) and others are for best sleuth and most money made in the evening (all of the characters start with money that may be used for blackmail and bribery).
A Killer Reunion needs a host, someone to organise the game. They can play any of the characters, but it might be best if they play Mary - the character detailed in the free introductory pdf file (see below). Alternatively, the host might choose not to play a character and just make sure that everything goes like clockwork.
Like most murder mystery games, A Killer Reunion can be played out over a single evening. The game itself should take no more than two or three hours, but you will need time at the beginning (for everyone to settle down) and the end (for solving the murder and prizes).
A Killer Reunion is available from Dinner and a Murder Mystery Games and costs $49 (for the 20 player game - an extra character packet is available to allow up to 33 guests to play). A boxed version is available for $69 plus shipping.
And please remember that if you buy A Killer Reunion, you are buying it from Dinner and a Murder Mystery Games (the publishers). Don't forget to read their terms of trade.