Traditional dinner parties can be mundane. From setting up the party, to providing the food and inviting the right types of people to the event, the process can become dull. Once you have gotten everyone together there is always a question of what to do next. A murder mystery at home can turn a boring event into an exciting mystery.
Deciding to host a murder mystery party will take some planning. You have the option of improvising or purchasing a DVD that will walk you through the scenario. As a host, you will be responsible for sending out invitations, setting up the murder scene, selecting an appropriate game, and ensuring the game can be solved in a timely manner.
Send Out Invitations
When inviting guests to your murder themed dinner party, you should inform your guests of what they will be getting themselves into. You can choose to assign your guests a character at this point, or wait until they arrive for the game to choose who they will be playing. To make the game realistic, encourage your guests to dress up as one of the games characters.
Setting Up The Murder Scene
While setting up the murder scene, it is important to keep in mind that the more guests that are invited, the longer it will take for the mystery to be solved. Ensure that you have an appropriate number of players available to play each person in the game. For example, if the game requires eight to ten people to play, this is the amount of people that should be invited.
You can purchase faux weapons and clothing attire for your guests to adorn to make the scene realistic. When assigning characters, try to assign your guests a character that they would be comfortable playing. Your goal is to make the evening exciting and worthwhile, so each person at the party should feel a connection with their character in some way.
Selecting An Appropriate Game
Murder mystery games are divided into rounds. Each round will give guests clues that will help them solve the mystery. An appropriate game will never leave your guests wondering what to do next. The game should take your guests through witnessing the murder and provide clues to help them solve it. It should give players clues on what to consider and what they should do throughout the ordeal.
Ensure The Game Can Be Solved In A Timely Manner
The guests that you invite to the murder mystery party will want there to be a plausible solution. Guests should discuss among themselves who committed the murder, what weapon was used, and where the murder took place. The mystery games are comparative to the game Clue. In most cases, the game can be completed in two- three hours.
Murder mystery games provide a fun way to get a group of friends together to solve a mystery. The game should not be taken seriously. Instead, it should provide an out-of-the-box way to host a party that all your guests will enjoy and remember. By hosting a murder mystery party instead of another mundane dinner gathering, your guests will have fun and can enjoy a delicious meal together.