Hosting and playing a character - Snow Business

by Tony

Hello - firstly, thanks for all the fun you bring to people!

Secondly, I know you've made a list of which games you can play host and a character at the same time but I am wondering if this was possible with Snow Business.

Reasons I ask is that we do this annually, and I am always the host, but would love to play a character this time.

Some caveats:

- As we have done this a few times before, I think my friends could put together a good costume/character with just the short summaries so I wouldn't need to read their sheets - I'd give it to them on the day (we are away for a whole weekend, so plenty of time for them to read up)

- I would still ideally know the rules and what evidence etc to provide when

- I sort of trust my friends to speak up if they are missing props/cards etc.

Is there anyway to make this work or is it inevitable I will somehow read who the murderer is?

A back-up question - if I can't play at guessing the murderer, which is the ideal, is there a character I can play in this game that would otherwise be extra (I know it is 10-12 players so presumably 2 are 'spare').

I will be buying either way :)

My response:

Thank you for your kind words!

Snow Business might be one of the easiest games to both host and play. There is no fighting in Snow Business, and the only thing the host would need to keep an eye on is the pickpocket ability, plus the numerous announcements (so even if you don't read them, you'll have an idea of what's coming - unless you can get someone else to print them all out for you).

As the host, I suggest you play Robin Fay or Alex Harvey.

Oh, there's one character in the game who isn't mentioned on the cast list. Prepare their character packet and keep it separate - it will become obvious when you need it.

I've also written some more general advice on hosting and playing. Click here to read Playing and Hosting a Murder Mystery Game.

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