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Murder Under The Big Top

I appreciate that Night of Mystery offers the same themed mysteries with varying numbers of participants, at a reasonable cost. They provide the story, characters, and some fun decorations and ideas for supplementing the decor.

Enter a world of fabulous freaks & exotic acts!

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Setting the Scene

Ladies and Gentlemen! Boys and Girls! Step Right Up for
The Greatest Circus Murder Mystery On Earth!

Anxious to bolster his small, dog-and-pony show-like circus to a spectacle rivaling Ringling Brothers, Harold Hargove’s desperate attempts to lure audiences with jaw-dropping attractions have created rivalries that extend beyond the center ring.

As the pressure builds for everyone–performers, guests, and managers– a murder is committed that steals the show… and you are left to uncover the culprit of this circus murder mystery before the final act.

Was it the raging ringmaster in an attempt to clean up the spectacle?
The talented tightrope walker whose fall took them out of the limelight?
A revolting roustabout with revenge in his veins?
Or possibly a possessive performer whose death-defying demeanor went too far…

In an intense world of illusion and intrigue, you must rely on your wit and intuition to find the killer before the grand finale!

Circus Murder Mystery

Guest Info

Party Tips

The details make all the difference! Here are all the tips you’ll need to host a circus murder mystery game to die for.

Costume Ideas

Get your creative costuming ideas here!

Decorations

How to create the perfect party feel!

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Food & Music

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How To Play A Murder Mystery

Murder Mystery Party Game FAQs

First-time host/hostesses need not be wary. Night of Mystery parties have everything you need to throw a successful party and are designed to be easy-to-run.

If you want to play along, you can! As host, you will want to read the host’s guide in full to ensure that you are setting the game up correctly WITHOUT letting you know who the murderer is!

Then sit back, relax, and enjoy the MURDER!

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Excellent Question! And one that needs more explaining, please see the “How to Play” Page of our site and/or download a preview file to get a complete understanding of how our mysteries are run!

Download an introduction file for more info.



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Yes. We have invitations you can download at any time to send out to your guests. (We recommend you do this before purchasing if you are unclear of your guest count.)

Once you order, you will have access to your party pdf as well as email invitations with character descriptions included for your guests. See a sample emailable invite with character description here.

YES! As host, you get to decide how much or little you know about the murder.

If you want to play along, you will want to read the host’s guide in full to ensure that you are setting the game up correctly WITHOUT letting you know who the murderer is in this murder mystery party game!

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This will depend on (a) the version of party you order and (b) what you/they want to do at the party.

Some murder mystery party game rules say (generally the smaller 6-8 guest and 8-12 guest versions) have the victim rise and become the investigator after their “death.”

Since the victim does not know who murdered them, they can still play along and try to guess the murderer using their previous background knowledge and their money in order to bribe and blackmail others and derive their secrets from one another.

If you have a larger version, and you have not assigned the investigator (they are generally listed as the first person to eliminate for this reason), then the victim will need to become the investigator.

If you have assigned the investigator, but have an extra role that is not already filled, the victim can become this person (if you order the 20-80 player version, this will always be an option).

If the victim wishes to do nothing, they can do that as well. Some guests really enjoy playing along “dead” and trying to figure out who killed them.

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