St. Cakes game for large groups

In reviewing the page on St. Cakes, it stated that when the guests arrive that each house has its own Head of House, Prefect or Swot. I am not understanding what that means.

Do the guests divide up into groups? Also, do they have questions that they may ask preprinted or do they come up with their own?

Do the characters that have parts mingle and talk per a pre-printed roles?

My response:

Yes, the guests in St. Cakes are split up into groups or teams representing school "houses". If you're not sure what a school house is, think of Gryffindor or Slytherin in the Harry Potter books and films. To make the game scale from 40 to 200 guests, some roles are repeated in each house - so each house has a Head, a Prefect and a Swot.

While there are some announcements, everyone is free to mingle and try to complete their goals and solve the murder. Nobody has any pre-printed questions - everyone comes up with their own.

Click here to learn more about St. Cakes.

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. Work party for 35 people

    Nov 14, 19 01:50 PM

    I am hosting a work holiday party and interested in doing a murder mystery. We will have 35 people, including myself. I am thinking the Hollywood Lies

    Read More

  2. Short game for Christmas night out

    Nov 01, 19 04:41 PM

    We're a bunch of colleagues going out at Christmas and I'd like to organise some kind of murder mystery game for some entertainment. I've hosted murder

    Read More

  3. I’ve run out of freeform games for 24-30 guests 😢

    Oct 03, 19 01:24 PM

    Hi Steve- Mo recommended asking you for suggestions if games that are the most similar to your free form type games. We’ve tried others but like those

    Read More