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

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