how should the clues be laid out in the game?

by Ciera
(New Hampshire)

I am having a murder mystery party for a project and I was wondering how the clues should be layed out and possibly what types of things I should include as clues.

I do not want the game to be scripted at all I am just having trouble setting up an alternate way to have the game that is going to be fun for 18 year olds.

My theme is a high school reunion and the queen bee is murdered on the stage while giving her speech. Thanks so much for your help!

My response:

How you lay the clues out is very much up to you - each murder mystery game seems to do it differently. There's no single fixed approach.

As for what can be clues - well, again, they can be anything: letters, cheques, footprints, fingerprints, blood samples, overheard conversations, chemical residue and, well, pretty much anything you like.

If you're struggling to think of anything I suggest that you watch or read some detective fiction, or see what other murder mystery party game writers are doing.

I hope that helps.

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