Game for 65 people

by sara
(UK)

I am planning a party for 65 and would very much like to buy one of your games, rather than from an associated site (eg Mysteries on the Net).

However we have already done St Cakes and the Cudham Riding Club. Do you have any others written by you for large numbers - or any that we could adapt (e.g by using teams)?

My response:

65 players is a lot, and as you've already played St Cakes and don't want to use a Mysteries-on-the-Net game then there's nothing left to choose.

However, if you've expanded Cudham Riding Club from 40 to 65, then you know what you're letting yourself in for!

(And by the way, I'd love to hear what you did to expand Cudham Riding Club. Tell me in the comments below or here.

So the obvious first - both The Auction and The Last Gasp are for up to 40 players, and both are by the same people as Cudham Riding Club, so you can see how to expand them.

Another game you might want to look at is Murder at Sea. While it's shown as only being suitable for up to 33 players, there are actually another eight characters available that have been written by customers - so that means it's for up to 41.

(That still leaves 24 characters left to add though!)

As I'm sure you've already found, I talk about writing extra characters here.

In that I only talk about adding one or two characters - adding teams is a really good way of doing that. Murder at Sea is set at the outbreak of the first world war, so you could create a few teams representing diplomats all trying to negotiate for something. (The game already contains German, American, British and Russian diplomats.)

Good luck - and I really hope you'll tell me how you expanded the game you chose.

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