How to determine which characters to play

by Jacob Y
(Toronto, Ontario, Canada)

I'm looking to host my first murder mystery game this Halloween for about 12 people. My question is, if there are games meant for 12-40 people, for example, how do I know which characters to allocate to which guest, in order to ensure that the murderer is played by one of the guests, without actually reading the solution myself?

I haven't purchased a game yet, so I'm guessing there might be additional information in the game outside of the free introduction? But any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance, and great work on the site!

Jacob

My response:

Thanks for the kind words about the site!

Anyway, you're absolutely right. When you purchase any of the games you also get full instructions - which includes which characters to always include (you don't want to leave out the murderer!) and which ones to add depending on the number of players.

(The publishers don't like this information being included in the free intro stuff as it's pretty obvious that the "optional" characters clearly aren't the murderer...)

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.

Recent Articles

  1. Problem Downloading

    Sep 12, 19 12:42 PM

    I purchased A Will to Murder but when I tried to download the zip file I got this message: Your connection is not private Attackers might be trying to

    Read More

  2. Shortest murder mystery game

    Jul 03, 19 03:25 PM

    Which murder mystery game is the shortest? Which murder mystery game can be easiest modify to take an hour and a half. My response: In my experience

    Read More

  3. Does there have to be a host role?

    Jul 01, 19 02:38 PM

    Just wondering if there has to be a host role? My response: Someone has to be the host, yes. That person has to purchase the game, print it out, and

    Read More