How to Play

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    Guests Arrive at Party in Character

    Each guest recieves a detailed character description in their invitation along with some background information on the party.

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    Host Reads an Introduction to the Party

    This explains how the night is to proceed.

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    Guests receive a Prepared Envelope with Information and Objectives

    Guests start mingling and verbally sleuthing as they enjoy the party.

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    Murder Occurs!

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    Investigator Reads A Short Synopsis of How to Proceed

    Guests get more info and objectives and continue sleuthing as party continues.

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    Investigator Presents Evidence

    Guests review evidence before making final accusations.

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    Host Hands Out Accusation Sheets

    Guests guess the murderer and vote for the best dressed, best acting, etc.

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    Murderer is Revealed

    Investigator reads explanation and host hands out awards. That's it! No pencils. No scripts. No complicated process. And a "real live murder" at the party! The murder is solved by mingling and sleuthing, allowing everyone to participate fully to the extent that they feel comfortable doing so. This sets the stage for much spontaneity and insures every party is kept lively!

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Simple VS. Elaborate Party

Never fear! Night of Mystery parties can be as simple or over-the-top as you want them to be. As host, it is up to you on hoe much you would like to “set the mood,” if you want to at all!

Here are some ways you can see how hosts chose to play out their Night of Mystery

Either way, Night of Mystery parties will make you a host to remember - no matter how much you add to the mystery party!

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