How do you do a murder mystery birthday party?

by gracie
(illinois)

I really want to do a birthday mystery party but I've never actually played before. So I need to know how to play.

What do you do? I mean are there lines or do you just draw for a part?

Do you have to buy anything. I need it to be for at least 9 people.

My response:

There are a number of different styles of murder mystery game - and if you've never done one before it can be a bit confusing. However, I've written an article on the different types of murder mystery game. Click here to read the article.

Hopefully that should explain what it is that you do.

I do suggest that you purchase a game rather than try and make something up on your own - simply because the published games have been tested numerous times and are proven.

For your birthday party, I suggest you try and get someone else to organise the murder mystery bit of it. (It is, after all, your birthday!). You can go to town on the party itself - decorating the venue, organising a meal, costuming. Or you can keep things simple.

If you decide you like the look of an interactive party please look around my site - I've written lots of tips both for hosts and players.

Click here to see my tips for players.

Click here to see my tips for hosts.

Click here to post comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Your murder mystery party questions.

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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