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Extra Hands: Asking a Friend for Help

If you decide to go the DIY approach to hosting a murder mystery party, you may need an extra hand or two to prepare for the day of the party and maintain order during the game. While it may be tempting to have one of your party guests assume the role of your assistant, it’s best to have someone who is not a part of the game provide help.

The party attendees will be busy interviewing each other, gathering clues and assessing those clues to determine the murderer. The last thing you want to do is pull them away from the game to help refresh drinks, put out more snacks or walk around to manage the ongoing interviews.

You may be able to forgo needing assistance depending on the number of party attendees. As a general rule, we suggest getting a friend to help out when there are more than 15 people at your party. Out of courtesy, be sure to ask for your friend or family member for help well before the party date to avoid putting them on the spot!

If you’re worried about how much time is required, we include the rules and guidelines in your party kit to give a rundown of the mystery game. We can also send the rules to you as a PDF in an email if you want to get a head start. Just email us to request a copy of the rules, and we’ll be more than happy to send you a copy.

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