Length of games

I have been looking for a game for 11 people that would take 2-3 hours. Do you have anything suitable or is there a way to shorten your 4 hour games?

My response:

In terms of actual playing time, most murder mystery games take 2-3 hours to play. But once you factor in meeting and greeting everyone, going through the rules, and a wrap up and debrief (along with socialising), it very quickly fills up four hours.

(Having fewer players helps shorten the game time as well - they will plough through the plots quicker if there are fewer of them.)

But you can certainly cut down the time if you are ruthlessly efficient at the start and the end of the game. (Sending out characters in advance helps as well.)

I suggest you pick one from this page.

I hope that helps,

steve

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. Way out West - map item card

    Nov 12, 18 02:20 PM

    I purchased Way out West and it refers to part of a map. I cannot find this in my download. Can you help? My response: The parts of a map in Way out

    Read More

  2. Way out West - German - Who is Robert?

    Nov 03, 18 05:57 AM

    At 22:00 unti l22:30 Epilog the main document says: Wer ist der Mörder? Lassen Sie die Spieler sich beruhigen und entspannen. Dann bitten Sie zunächst

    Read More

  3. Masked ball murder mystery for 30 - 40 ?

    Oct 31, 18 03:17 PM

    Hi, do you have a masked ball, murder mystery that can be adapted for 30 - 40 guests, obviously not all need set roles..? My response: I don't have any

    Read More