Planning a party for 200plus

I work for a not for profit organization in Toronto Canada.

I have been researching on the web about murder mysteries, and came across your website through another site. (great-murder-mystery-games.com)
I am considering trying to plan a murder mystery for a fundraiser. I would like to have the guests actively involved.

There could potential be 250 people attending.
I noticed there is a game called St. Cakes that can accommodate up to 200 people. Are there any others?

If I were to order this game, could I change certain key names, places etc.

Do you have any advice?

Has this type of thing been successful in fundraising?

Is it possible to have a successful murder mystery party with that many people?

Also, would it be feasible to perhaps write my own script?

Hoping to have this event in December so there is plenty of time to plan.


I am not interested in Mystery Theater.
Thank you,

My response:

I've written an article about using murder mystery games for charitable events here, but the summary is that yes they have been used and they have been successful.

The other company you might want to check out is Mysteries-on-the-Net.

Writing your own script is possible - but is a huge challenge and a lot of work.

Click here to learn more about Mysteries on the Net and their murder mystery party games.

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