how to host a mystery in an old prison?

by MJO
(OHIO)

OSR

OSR

We are members at a non profit historic reformatory. We do tours and ghost hunts in the warmer seasons also. We have redone the central guard room and are interested in having a murder/mystery dinner. We are not sure how to go about it, and havent really found anything online that fits with jail, prison. etc. Any suggestions or ideas?

My response:

Oh, what a lovely venue!

I don't think there are any jail/prison games - I think mainly because it's not a traditional murder mystery setting.

I suggest that you look at something like Dazzled to Death or The Last Gasp. They're not an exact match, but they are historical and I get the impression that they might be closest to the kind of atmosphere that you're looking for.

Click here to find out more about Dazzled to Death

Click here to find out more about The Last Gasp

Click here to post comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Your murder mystery party questions.

Don't know where to start?

Here's my suggested quick route through the site:

Step 1 - Go to Choosing a Game to choose the game that suits your party best.

Step 2 - Review the Tips for Hosts for helpful advice.

Step 3 - If you want to keep up to date with the latest murder mystery game news, click on my What's New page.

Step 4 - Once you've had your party - tell me how it went! Click here to tell me your murder mystery party story.

Recent Articles

  1. Is Murder at Sea suitable for teens?

    Aug 15, 17 12:45 PM

    I want to host Murder at Sea for my 17th birthday and I wanted to know if it's suitable for teens? Does this murder mystery have references to drugs?

    Read More

  2. Sit down dinner

    Jul 24, 17 12:44 PM

    Am organising a sit down dinner for 24 people - many of your games say that they are better as a buffet. Are any in particular good for a sit down meal?

    Read More

  3. Choosing the right game for 19 adults

    Jul 17, 17 04:28 PM

    Thanks so much for your website. It has lots of information, but so much so that I am a bit overwhelmed! I have a group that I think will be 19 adults

    Read More