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Dinner parties are more interesting when you have a murder mystery party game.

Dinners will never be the same: A popular type of mystery game to buy and play is the mystery party game. Mystery party games are interactive, role-playing games for a small group of people (usually 6-10 players). Each participant assumes a persona, learns about a crime, becomes a suspect, and interviews the other characters to solve a mystery. Each game involves a different storyline or script, and quite a few take players to exotic locations and distant times. Murders play out in ancient Rome, in Chicago during the roaring twenties, in small-town America during the '50s, and in pre-World War II British country estates to name just a few settings.

While the plots and scenery vary (and the dinners), the core elements of these games remain constant. All allow for great costumes, amateur theatrics, and careful sleuthing. Mystery party games unfold in layers or rounds of play, with key information released as the game progresses. Players try to solve the whodunit at the end, but the real pay-off is all the fun participants have along the way. Some popular mystery party games with and without menus for dinners include University Games' "Mystery Party Games" and Decipher's "How to Host a Murder" series. Decipher also makes a series of "How to Host a Murder" games for teenagers.


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Murder Mystery Party: A Taste for Wine and Murder

Murder Mystery Party: A Taste for Wine and Murder
Mystery Party Game - Buy online
Put on your own mystery dinner theater: murder's on the menu, and everyone's a suspect in this grownup game for six to eight players. The game includes everything you need to serve up mystery, murder, and fun: a shopping list, menus, and recipes by cookbook author Sandra Gluck; eight party invitations and envelopes; place cards; secret clues; and, best of all, a murder mystery to solve. Just invite your friends to dress up and play the roles of the devious suspects (each with his or her own character booklet with roles and background info): Otto Von Schnapps, Tiny Bubbles, Papa Vito, Marilyn Merlot, Ralph Rottingrape, Hedy Shablee, Bonny Lass, and Bud Wizer. Serve up a meal or light snack, play the (included) cassette tape with its introduction, summary of events, and solution to the crime. Find out who killed California vineyard owner Barry Underwood, and why.


Murder Mystery Party: An Evening of Murder Game: A Feast to Die

Murder Mystery Party: An Evening of Murder Game: A Feast to Die
Mystery Party Game - Buy online
The Lesters were hosting another one of their fabulous dinner parties. The invitation list was smaller than usual. The Lesters, and a few of their special family and friends were just about to sit down to enjoy the elaborate dinner Victoria Lester had prepared. The table was breathtaking. As usual Victoria had outdone herself. The diners toasted with a vintage bottle of red wine and sat down to eat. As the food was being passed around the table, Victoria started to choke and cough. Everyone rushed to her side in time to see her fall face first into her food. She was dead...she had been poisoned. Welcome to an evening of murder! This is a 'Party Adventure' designed to create a night of intrigue and excitement for you and your friends. Within the comfort of your living room, you set the stage for solving a murder. You and your guests become the suspects. Each have hidden backgrounds and secret clues. Cast your inhibitions aside, apply your imagination, and determine who the murderer is, how it was done, and why. Game comes with a complete party planner with instructions, costume suggestions, tips, and an optional dinner menu, invitations and name tags for your guests, character profiles with secret clues and backgrounds for each guest, a CD which re-enacts the sounds of the murder and outlines the plot, and the author's solution to the mystery. For 8 guests.


Murder Mystery Party: Pasta, Passion & Pistols

Murder Mystery Party: Pasta, Passion & Pistols
Mystery Party Game - Buy online
Put on your own mystery dinner theater: murder's on the menu, and everyone's a suspect in this grownup game for six to eight players. The game includes everything you need to serve up mystery, murder, and fun: a shopping list, menus, and recipes by cookbook author Sandra Gluck; eight party invitations and envelopes; place cards; secret clues; and, best of all, a murder mystery to solve. Invite your friends to dress up and play the roles of the devious suspects (each with his or her own character booklet with roles and background info): Rocco Scarfazzi, Mama Rosa, Marco Roni, Bo Jalais, Angel Roni, Tara Misu, Father Al Fredo, and Clair Voyant. Serve up a meal or light snack, play the (included) cassette tape with its introduction, summary of events, and solution to the crime. Find out who killed New York restaurateur Pepi Roni, and why.


Murder Mystery Party: A Murder on the Grill

Murder Mystery Party: A Murder on the Grill
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Could it be Ivan Spudnik, the Russian rocket scientist, or maybe Chubby Cheddar, the hit rock 'n' roll musician with a secret? Somebody put a barbecue fork through car dealer Tom Dooley, and that somebody is at your dinner party. Bepuzzled's popular Murder Ó La Carte series makes your home the scene of the crime with a complete 1950's murder mystery that places your guests as the chief suspects. Only one of them knows for sure who put the fork in Dooley. Six to eight friends play roles from a sexy divorceÚ to greaser Johnny Angel, with plenty of scripts and suggestions on how to ham it up. The set includes an audiotape guide, background booklets for each player, special clues (including mysterious checks and blackmail letters), and anything else you need for an evening of unpredictable fun. There are even party invitations and tasty recipes.


How to Host a Murder: Lethal Luau

How to Host a Murder: Lethal Luau
Mystery Party Game - Buy online
Everyone's a suspect when murder is on the menu. Aloha and welcome to Hawaii. There is a luau for Chase Diamond to celebrate his birthday. The impromptu party quickly turns to a woeful wake when a Chase is poisoned. Was it a friend or foe who fatally freshened his favorite cocktail? This mystery dinner party game for adults includes recipes, a shopping list, invitations plus a tasty murder mystery to solve. Each player dresses up and plays the role of a suspect to the murder.


How to Host a Murder: Tragical Mystery Tour

How to Host a Murder: Tragical Mystery Tour
Mystery Party Game - Buy online
Since you happen to be among the tuned-in, turned-on crowd, you've been invited on a cross-country road trip to Beefstock with one of the hippest rock singers of all time--the legendary Miss Hedda Leiss. While you're hanging out at her "love pad," an explosion rocks the house. The psychedelic bus you were going to take cross country has been turned to dust with someone on board.


How to Host a Murder: The Watersdown Affair

How to Host a Murder: The Watersdown Affair
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Those who just can't put down a good murder mystery novel are perfect candidates for this game. Eight people live out the best crime novel, and each better hope that their spouse or colleague isn't the killer. This episode, from the very popular game series that's been around for almost 15 years, is played out in an English country manor. All that's required is a host and a group of guests with imagination and a sense of ghastly fun.


How to Host a Murder: Hoo Hung Wu

How to Host a Murder: Hoo Hung Wu
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In Episode 6, Hoo Hung Wu, you have received an invitation to join the Family Hoo at their summer home on Hoo-Hung-Woo Islands to celebrate the Festival of the Autumn Moon. Suspense and intrigue abound as the eight guests try to learn who murdered Hoo.


The Murder-Mystery Party Kit

The Murder-Mystery Party Kit
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Adults will enjoy this cheeky, entertaining role-playing game, which comes complete with six nametag stickers, six 8-page booklets for each character, and a 32-page book to help the host guide guests through an evening of light-hearted cloak-and-dagger antics.


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