Suitable for a 10 yr old and 6 participants

I am looking for a mystery program that is Suitable for a 10 yr old and 6 participants.

My response:

I suggest that you look at one of the parties for kids published by Mysteries-on-the-Net. You should find something there that's suitable.

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Any affairs in Hollywood lies- kid's version?

by trish
(USA)

We are interested in the clean version of Hollywood Lies but were wondering if there are any references to affairs. Thank you for your help.

My response:

Hi - affairs aren't mentioned by name, but there are still some characters who are "secretly seeing" other characters.

I hope that answers your question.

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Is Curse of the pharaoh suitable for a girl's 10th Birthday party?

by Carina Fakas

I would like to host Curse of the Pharaoh for a 10th Birthday party and for up to 20 children. Would this be a suitable theme?

My response:

Carina,

The short answer is "not really" - mainly because 10 year olds are a bit young for Curse of the Pharaoh. It's an adult game and contains references to the occult (Egyptian magic), an affair and an illegitimate child.

I suggest that instead you have a look at my Kid's Parties page.

In particular you might want to take a look at the Mysteries-on-the-Net and Birthday Party Games Lady games as they are more likely to be appropriate to your age range.

I hope that helps - and I hope you have a great birthday party!

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5th Grade Game for around $24 for 24 students...?


(Michelle)

Hello, looking into a mystery game for 5th graders that would need to be completed in under one hour. There are 24 kids in the class. It needs to be fun and clean, not too expensive (less than ($30). Do you have a suggestion?

My response

This page has all of the kid's parties that I know about, so if you can't find anything there then I'm afraid I can't help further.

I hope that helps.

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The right party for ten 17 year old girls

After reading your website and others, I am curious about your opinion of the right party for a group of 10 girls age 17. She was looking at the Death by Chocolate which has a lot of characters and I'm not sure how it works if you don't have enough people? She was also interested in Halloween Lies in which some girls would have to play 'guy' parts. I am the mom and would act as host. Any suggestions on the best theme / party for this group? Thanks.

My response:

Unfortunately you haven't really got enough people for Halloween Lies, which is for at least 16 people. (And yes, some of the girls would have to be guys.)

So Death by Chocolate may be a better option.

Female-only parties are a bit thin on the ground (it's a bit of a niche) but I've put a list on my site. Click here to learn more about female only murder mystery party games.

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Looking for party for kids and adults

by Karen Mariani

I'm looking to have one of these for adults and kids - all together about 15 adults and maybe 12-16 kids ranging in ages from 11-16. What would be the best one?

I don't mind being the host and running it, but I want something the kids would be active in as well.

Thanks, Karen

My response:

I suggest one of the following:

Murder at Sea by Freeform Games. Murder at Sea is a fully interactive game that will allow both the kids and adults to mingle. Each player has a character with their own goals to deal with - including solving the murder. (That is, unless you're the murderer...)

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You may need to be careful casting as some of the roles aren't suitable for the younger kids.

(None of the other interactive games are particularly suitable as they are either for the wrong number of people or they involve inappropriate themes.)

Death in them thar hills by Mysteries on the Net. (Or any of their games really...) Mysteries-on-the-Net write a very different type of game to Freeform Games. In their games there are several suspects, and everyone else is a detective working (in teams) to solve the murder. They also have a number of kids-only games, but my feeling is that they may be too young for adults.

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Sweet 16 recomendation please

I am giving sweet 16 party for my daughter at home on limited budget but still want something special so this type of party seems fantastic their will be total of 15 kids boys and gitls mixed.

I was thinking of Under the Big Top I think the costumes would be easy and fun for them to come up with. We would be casting in advanced just worrying about someone slipping out about who did it before hand but don't want to cast the night of party. Would it be feasible for me to offer a prize to the murderer if most of the guest are fooled at the end of the night. I have never played one before don't really know how it works.

What do you think of that choice for a Mystery?

My response:

It's certainly possible to offer a prize to the murderer if most of the guests are fooled (and you probably ought to offer a similar prize to the detective if they catch the murderer). You can also add prizes for best costume, best accent, best acting and so on.

As for Under the Top, to be honest for a sweet Sixteen I think I'd choose either A Dead Man's Chest or Way out West as they're very popular and they have teen-friendly versions if you're not happy with the "grown-up" version of the game.

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Lei'd to Rest - Is it appropriate for a Christian group ages 16-22?

by Lynn
(Sebring, FL,, USA)

Is there bad language or sexual content in Lei'd to Rest and have you heard good reviews about it? Also, I'd like to know if it's scripted or has game rounds or what? Thanks! Lynn

My response

Freeform Games rate Lei'd to Rest as "15" meaning that they recommend that it's for over-15s only. This is primarily because one of the characters is the mistress of another. I don't know if that's suitable for your group - you may want to be careful how you cast that character.

The game isn't scripted, nor is it played in rounds. All the characters are given their background and some objectives for the session (which may include solving the murder, or something to do with the other plots in the game).

I hope that helps.

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Middle School that needs fun murder mystery game!

by Christie
(Cranbrook)

There are sooooooo many games on this site that I have no idea where to start! I have grade 9 students that I would like to do a murder mystery with, but have no clue what game would be best! HELP

My response:

Hi - I suggest starting on the choosing a game page, as it outlines the basic steps you need to consider when deciding what game to host.

That'll get you started.

As for your audience, grade 9 means 13-14 year olds, yes?

In which case, I suggest that you also check out my page for kids' murder mystery games.

If you've still got questions, please do get in touch with me via the comments to this page.

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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.

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