The Last Gasp -- for less people?

Our house was built in 1899. We are hosting our very last dinner party here before we move. We only have 10 people... but I really really want to play The Last Gasp ... it seems so appropriate!

Is there any way to modify it for only 10 players -- including the host?

My response:

The short answer is: almost certainly.

The longer answer is, um, longer.

The Last Gasp is for a minimum of 14 people. To take four roles from that will mean combining several roles - and is likely to be quite a lot of work. Whoever is doing the work won't be able to play - they can only host (because to do all that work they will have to know who the murderer is and will have to understand all the roles to be able to edit the game).

(On top of that, the game is supplied in pdf format, so it's not going to be easy to amend.)

So while it may be theoretically possible, I think it would be a lot of work and you run the risk of the game not working properly.

As I always stress, it's much better to choose a game that's already written to suit the number of guests you expect. In your case, I suggest you look at The Final Curtain instead.

Click here to learn more about The Final Curtain.

Click here to learn more about The Last Gasp.

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. Christmas/Holiday murder mystery story line

    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

    Read More

  2. No host

    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

    Read More

  3. Choosing game for 13 year olds

    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

    Read More