40th Birthday Murder Mystery Party

by Sonya

I'm trying to chose the best murder mystery party for my Cousin's 40th Birthday Party (at end of May).

He is a fun loving person and we are all open minded people.

I'm looking at around 20-30 people possibly coming to it - we all love dressing up too - the funnier the better. He has always wanted to host a murder party - but I would love to treat him to one for his birthday.

How long do they normally go for in the night? I also live in Australia - do you send games here that I chose to purchase? Or is it all done on-line?

Will I require conversion of US dollars to Australian dollars then? And express freight also?

Am I possibly leaving it too late to organise - allowing for overseas freight etc - it is about 1-3/4 months away?

Many thanks for your help.

PS your website is brilliant - this is the first party I will be hosting and your site is very informative - and I can see myself becoming 'addicted' to these fun-filled parties!!

My response:

Thanks for the kind words about my site - I hope you do become addicted!

Okay, first things first. All the games on the site are available to download - so you can get them straight away and start planning. (This is what I recommend, incidentally - give yourself plenty of time to plan your party.)

As for the overall cost, I've included a currency converter for most of the games - see here for Hollywood Lies. Of course, the actual amount you pay will depend on the rate charged by your credit card.

The games basically last for an evening - about three or four hours (I suggest you allow slightly more for mingling and chatting).

As for which game, all the games are a lot of fun - and the most important thing is to choose the right size of party. You don't want to have too many guests and not enough roles.

I suggest you look through the list on this page and choose the one with the right number of guests that you like the sound of the most.

I hope that helps!

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