Timeline - how long do the games last

by Dru Alberti
(Queen Creek AZ USA)

For the top three murder mystery games for 10 or less people - how long does each one last?

My response:

The games all take roughly the same sort of time to play.

Actual playing time for the games takes about 2-2.5 hours, depending on how quickly your players run through the plots.

And with 10 players, I would expect play time to be around 2 hours, as smaller groups tend to get through the plots quicker.

But you should allow at least 30 minutes in advance (to settle your guests and to run through the rules and deal with any questions).

You'll also want 30 minutes or so afterwards to allow for a debrief and to answer questions and wind down.

So I tend to allow 3.5-4 hours overall.

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