How a Mystery Party Works…
Your invitation will include details about which character the guest will play. Encourage them to dress up – this is a big part of the fun! During the course of the evening, an announcement will be made that a murder has happened. Clues will be revealed over time, and characters will get information cards periodically to help them with their responses and guide them on what information they should reveal (or not reveal).
Your Job at the Party
As a good host, you’ll make sure that guests know what character they will be before they arrive (so they can dress the part),make sure that clues are set up along the way, and make sure that each character has the information he or she needs to play their part.
Why is a Mystery Party So Much Fun?
These are a lot of fun, especially if you have friends who will really get into their characters and come dressed for their role.
Sometimes guests who assume another person’s identities, from the way they walk, talk and act. Those who assume accents can be hysterical!
These parties are also fun because they can revolve around dinner, so they serve a double purpose as a dinner party AND murder mystery!
A good game is one where the instructions are clear for the host and the characters, making it easy to play their part.