(Large Group Games)
These murder mystery parties are designed for large parties of 15 or more. They are ideal for family reunions, dinner theater, bed and breakfasts, community functions, corporate events or team building activities.
NUMBER OF PLAYERS: 15 or more guests, plus 6 to 8 'primary suspects' (your cast), depending on the script you choose. Due to the interactive nature of the mysteries, they are best suited for groups of 125 or less. For smaller parties try our clue based games.
GAME DURATION: Approximately 2 to 2 1/2 hours.
HOW GAME IS PLAYED:You'll need to find a small set of cast members to act out the mystery. They will be provided a script in advance and will know the entire mystery , including who did it. The rest of your guests will take on the role of detective or as a team of detectives and it will be their job to solve the case. Essentially, everyone will have a crucial part in the mystery. The whodunit will be about 2 hours long but you can make it shorter by tightening up the sequence of events or longer by allowing more time between the scenes/action. Your guest actors won't have to memorize a lot of dialogue but they will have to be familiar with a sequence of events or timeline that will move the mystery through the clues, the murder(s) and the solving of the crime. They'll have to carry out certain actions (like arguments) and suspicious activities to set themselves up as primary suspects. This is not a stationary mystery - it's action-packed; we get people active and involved unlike those mysteries-in-a-box where everyone just sits around reading their part and asking questions they get from a booklet.
HOW THE MYSTERY IS PLAYED AS A TEAM BUILDING ACTIVITY:It will be the job of the primary suspects to work AS A TEAM to produce a cohesive (and fun) murder mystery. The rest of your participants will become a team of detectives and it will be their job to actively solve the case-AS A TEAM (handing in only one solution sheet per team at the end). You'll also give them a team project to complete during the course of the mystery (for multi-tasking and problem solving) and you'll have the option of changing team members mid-mystery to shake up the team dynamic. Each team will be assigned team roles and, to incorporate multi-tasking, they'll be asked to complete a project while working together to solve the case. The other teams will judge that presentation. Each team's speaker will present their findings at the conclusion of the mystery.
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