How do I include the person for whom I'm throwing a surprise party?

I'm throwing a surprise party for my wife in two weeks. 7 men and 14 women are coming. This does not include my wife or me. I will be acting as the host, and I want to choose a game that will make it easy to include my wife without giving away the surprise in advance. I plan on providing all the guests with their individual character descriptions, but can't tell my wife until we arrive. The party in taking place in the private dining room of a restaurant. It looks like the closest matches for my number of guests (7 men and 15 women including my wife) are going to be Casino Fatale, Hollywood Lies or Lei'd to Rest. Of these three games, which one would you suggest and why? Also, which one of these games would be the easiest to include my wife in without giving away anything in advance? Thanks very much for your advice.

My response:

I'd choose either Hollywood lies or Casino Fatale for the simple reason that both are "smart" settings (tuxedos and evening dresses) and it's probably easier to get your wife to dress up for a party - no doubt she knows that you're taking her out.

As for choosing between them, it's probably a choosing whichever you like the look most.

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