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Murder at the Four Deuces- Gilbert, Arizona

Postby cassidyvargas » March 31st, 2009, 2:30 pm

Feeling hesitant about hosting a murder mystery party?? Don't be, it's easy!! I thought about hosting one and did an online web search for mystery party kits and came across dinnerandamurder.com. It sounded very easy to do and really fun so I purchased the PDF Downloaded version of the Murder at the Four Deuces. If you are computer savy and don't mind a little extra work then saving the extra money and buying the downloaded version is the way to go. I actually liked printing everything out and organizing it. Another plus is that I have all the files on my computer so if I decide to play it again with another group I have everything to print out again.

I used the free site that comes with it to send out invitations as well as the character booklets. Everyone thought it was a great idea and was excited about it. I ended up having 12 people altogether and we were all couples. The game advised on how to match real couples with their characters and made it a lot of fun.

Me and my husband were hesitant on how much everyone would dress up and participate but the two of us decided to go all out with our costumes and decorations around the house. It was black and white themed with balloons and the signs that were provided with the game. We set up a casino and had blackjack, roulette, and keno for people to gamble with. We even used Monopoly money to give out to save on printing. We made our upstairs loft the "brothel" that was run by MeMe and Don Wannabe which were the characters me and my husband played. We left our guests a nice surprise up there so when they went to check it out we had set up a table with an alcoholic friut punch and a bunch of shot glasses. This was also used during the game when characters wanted to have secret meetings together.

When my friends and family showed up, they had to have the password to enter our speakeasy. We live in a gated community so when they buzzed us to let them in they had to give the passcode. Everyone took it very seriously and had great costumes! Some were already prepared with accents and were in character the whole time! After I read the host announcement, Big Jim made his way around doing all his confrontations and it was a little awkward at first because not everyone knew what to say in character mode, but after the murder that all changed. Everyone started to really get into character and the game took a turn of its own! People were taking their characters to a whole new level making up stories and senarios that weren't even in the game! There was an alliance made by Vicky Ravioli, Rebecca Ravioli, and the Baroness against Carrie Crooner-Ravioli. The Capo and MeMe plotted to help the Congressman get votes for President if he payed them a percentage of what was in his pocket at the end of the night. There were so many things going on. If we were to play this same game again with a different group of people it would take a whole new form, that is the best part about it.

By the end of the night everyone was already telling me that if I hosted another one they would all be there. And I plan to host another one. It was the most fun we have had as a group in a long time. I would certainly recommend this to anyone. Enjoy the pictures!
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Don Wannabe and Madam MeMe
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Al Capone and Carrie Crooner
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Congressman Toosteal and Vicky Ravioli
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Rebecca Ravioli and Capo Tequila
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The group
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Re: Murder at the Four Deuces- Gilbert, Arizona

Postby 2coolbaby » April 1st, 2009, 4:11 pm

Thanks so much for sharing. I just love interactive murder mystery parties. You pinpointed exactly what makes them so great. Our group has done Murder at the Four Deuces 4 times and every single time it played differently. I just gave people different characters to play and after a few months no one remembers their secrets anyway. At my last party, only 4 people guessed the murderer... and that is the one thing that was the same every time! It was soooo funny. People just get so caught up in the game that they could care less about who killed the Don!
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