Can the host also participate?

by Diana
(Laval, Quebec ,Canada)

Can the host participate also?

We are 15 people at the party including myself.

Do I need a murder mystery for 14 or 15 people?

My response:

I hate to say this (because it's a wishy-washy answer), but it depends on the game.

To answer it in more depth, I am going to assume you're looking at an interactive murder mystery game, such as those from Freeform Games.

While the host can play a couple of interactive games (in particular, Reunion with Death and Death in Venice - but neither are big enough for your party), most require a dedicated host.

A dedicated host is needed for these games because they are extremely flexible - and they need someone impartial to oversee everything.

I explain the role of the host in this article: The host of murder mystery party.

I have written advice for playing a character at the same time as hosting, but I wouldn't recommend this for your first game.

Click here to read playing and hosting a murder mystery game.

I hope that helps!

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A Purrfect Murder - a cat-themed murder mystery for 9-12 guests.

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.

Got a question? Click here to go to the FAQ.

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