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What is a Murder Mystery Game?

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What is a Murder Mystery Game?

Postby 2coolbaby » November 10th, 2004, 6:25 am

A murder mystery game is an interactive party game. There are two types of murder mystery games.

The first are those where the mystery takes place in rounds and is usually played over a meal (the rounds taking place between courses). These usually include scripts to read from. This is the form that the popular boxed sets available in the shops take. Many online retailers also sell these so be sure that this is what you want before buying as these games tend to be stilted.

Dinner and a Murder Mystery Games provide the second type of murder mystery game and are quite different. In addition to needing to solve the murder, each guest has other goals and objectives. There are no scripts to read, with the exception of the Inspectors Evidence Presentation and the Solution. We feel that reading scripts takes away from the spontaneity of the game, therefore we create highly developed plots and characters, that allow the evening to progress in a fun and natural way. Every mystery is filled with plenty of opportunities for blackmail, bribery and other nefarious schemes for all the guests. All characters gets game money to help them in these areas. The mingle format allows more intimacy between guests and lets them become a part of the mystery instead of feeling like they are just playing a game. While there is a set solution to the murder, how your guests achieve their other goals is entirely up to them. You could play the same game with the same players and each time the game would be different.
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