The different types of murder mystery party games - and the ones I like best!
Murder mystery party games come in different shapes and sizes but can generally be boiled down into four distinct headings:
They all have their good and bad points, and I'll describe each in turn.
owever, please bear in mind that Great Murder Mystery Games is primarily focussed on interactive murder mystery party games that you can host yourself.
Dinner Theatre is a term often used for professionally organised events that consist of a group of actors staging a murder mystery for the audience to solve.
They are often held at hotels or restaurants, may last for an entire weekend and may be completely interactive or not interactive at all.
These events can be quite expensive as you are paying the actors - but they do often include a good meal.
I don't cover dinner theatre in any detail on my site as I am not aware of any dinner theatre kits for home use.
(If I'm wrong - please contact me and let me know!)
Mysteries-on-the-Net champion these types of murder mystery party games, and they consist of several suspects with detailed character background and motives.
Everyone else plays a detective, trying to solve the murder (usually in teams).
These parties can cater for a large number of guests simply by adding more detectives.
Interaction in these games is limited to interviewing the suspects and they are firmly focussed on solving the murder.
If serious sleuthing is your thing, these are the parties for you.
Turn-based murder mystery party games are probably the games that most people are familiar with as they have been made famous by Decipher's How to Host a Murder... range of boxed games available in stores.
Each game is split into turns (usually four) and in each turn you find a little bit more about the murder and your background until at the end you have all the facts to solve the murder.
During each turn everyone has a chance to question everyone else.
While the How to Host a Murder... games are usually fixed at 8 characters, there are other similar-format games available over the Internet which are available for many more guests.
My favourite murder mystery party games are those that are fully interactive:
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.
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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