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...)

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