Several murder mystery games include characters who are journalists or reporters. Their role is often to ferret out juicy secrets for their newspaper.
Here are a few ideas for how they can report their stories within your murder mystery game.
Put some sheets of paper on the wall, and let the reporter write news headlines.
For example, "German Ambassador is really a woman!" or "I've had an affair, admits famous movie star!"
A flip chart board is ideal for this - let the reporter post the headlines, and when the sheet is full you can tear it off and stick it on the wall.
If your cub reporters are keen, they can actually write out the stories.
You could even provide them with an old typewriter for them to do this (although it might be quicker if they just hand-write the pieces).
The problem with actually writing the stories is that the person playing the reporter may end up spending all their time writing news reports instead of playing the game.
So instead of typing up a story, get them to write their name next to their headline - and tell everyone at the start of the party that if they want to "read" that story they should talk to that particular reporter to find out the details.
You can use any of the above to create some rivalry between journalists.
For example, you can create a competition to see who writes the most news stories, or even a give a prize for the wackiest headline.
Remember to give the reporters a notebook and pen so they can jot down the facts as they research their stories.
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.
Dec 07, 17 02:22 PM
I will have a holiday party on the 16th and would love to play murder mystery. Since it's the holidays i wanted to do a Christmas or holiday theme. It
Dec 02, 17 12:51 PM
I am really interested in planning a murder mystery theme for NYE for 11 of us but can see that most of these mean I would have to be the host. I have
Nov 21, 17 04:02 PM
My daughter wants a murder mystery party for her 13th birthday. Planning on no more than 8 girls. Suggestions? My response: Hmmm. Eight 13 year old girls