Picking a game...

I am hosting a party for my 18th birthday soon but I am looking for a game that would suit a buffet room setting. My main issue it that I don't have many females attending either, so I don't know how character support works. That is, if it's 12 males, 2 females, can any game work even if I omit almost all the female roles? And I know almost for fact that many (if not all) my male friends would not cross dress haha...

Oh and also, I am looking for a 1920's theme if possible. Where everyone can just were a suit.

I look forward to your response, Thanks!

My response:

I don't know of any male-only games, I'm afraid. And if there are female characters in the "core roles" you can't remove them without affecting the game significantly.

If your friends won't cross dress, then I'm afraid you're going to need more girls!

I'm not sure which game to suggest as a result - if you could rely on at least four females, then I'd suggest The Auction as it's easy to dress for and it doesn't have that many female roles.

Alternatively, Hollywood Lies needs a minimum of five female characters (and is also easy to dress for).

After that, I can't really think of anything.

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