Questions about the host of a murder mystery party.
Generally, the host prints out the game and prepares everything.
(They’re often the ones who downloaded the game in the first place, although this isn’t always so.)
They also organise the venue, send invitations, and act as host on the day.
What does the host do?
Here’s what the host actually does in an interactive murder mystery game.
Before the party, the host:
The host might also be responsible for sorting out the venue and refreshments – or that may be done by others. (I recommend getting others to help!)
During the party the host:
The host might also serve food and drinks – but it’s often better if others are responsible for that.
Yes - lots!
These games can be played by host.
The Last Gasp – the guest playing the murderer doesn’t know that they did it and the only place the murderer is listed is in the solution. Therefore, it’s easy to run that one and still try to solve the murder. (Just don’t read the solution – seal it in an envelope when you print it.)
The Auction, Cudham Riding Club, and The Final Curtain – the murder is revealed in two places: their character sheet and in the solution. So if you don’t read the solution and you don’t look at the character sheets too closely, you should be able to play.
Murder at Sea – while you won’t be able to solve the murder (because you will need to know who did it), if you haven’t filled the game it’s easy to play one of the characters (Patrick Malloy – the priest) and just enjoy “hamming it up”.
(I often find that as I’m so busy being the host, I don’t have time to solve the murderer – so knowing the murderer isn’t usually a problem.)
I've also written a tip about playing the host at the same time as hosting: Playing and Hosting a Murder Mystery Game.
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Murder on the Istanbul Express - for 7-11 guests
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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