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Murder Mystery Dinner 101: Interrogation and Critical Thinking

Everyone's a suspect in our murder mystery games.

Everyone’s a suspect in our murder mystery games.

Last week we covered the basics of getting into character, and today I’ll go into detail about how to make the most of your character’s role in the murder mystery. Your character’s personality traits, costume and character information are all useful tools to get a better idea of what your character is like in the murder mystery, but it is up to you to add your own personal touch to the character role.

We encourage you to add personality quirks to your character to make you and everyone else’s experience a memorable one.

Your character’s back story in the murder mystery is found in the character information card, and is there to provide the structure that’s necessary when answering questions. The other characters in the mystery are going to ask you a lot of questions. Your honest responses to the questions will make you more or less of a suspect in the crime, so don’t be surprised if someone thinks you’re the murderer (even if you aren’t).

The notepad and pencil provided in your murder mystery kit is used to jot down clues as you receive them from the other guests. You’ll notice that the first page of the notepad includes the game’s rules, and it’s there to remind you of what to do and how to have a good time.

One of the biggest questions asked about murder mystery scripts is if you have to reveal information you wrote down about other characters. Absolutely not! Remember, this is a game and you’re trying to win.

If you do decide to give up discovered information, be sure to ask for clues from the other person to make sure your exchange of information is fair.

Your mystery host will ask you to submit your final guess after you interview all of the characters in the game. If you’re not quite sure who the murderer is in the group, read over your clues and use your detective skills to determine who the murderer might be.

Who committed the crime?

Who committed the crime?

The host will announce the murderer once all submissions are turned in, and will distribute the following awards: best dressed, best actor and best detective. Good luck winning one of the awards!

We’d love to know what was your biggest challenge playing the game? Let us know in the comments section!

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