How many players can you support?

The minimum game size is eight players. There are 12 unique characters. There are two ways to extend the number of participants: You can add an unlimited number of detectives to play the game. they are not suspects but they can interogate other players and try to guess the killer. To extend the suspect pool, you can duplicate the main characters. The duplicate chacacters can participate in the game and compete for 'best suspect' against others playing the same role. They can also fully participate in the sleuthing process to guess the killer.

How long does it take to play the game?

Yes! To add a picture follow these simple steps:

  1. The game takes about two hours to play. However, game times may vary depending on the number of participants and the style of play. Larger groups may have longer play times. If the host chooses to have players make public accusations to guess the killer, this can extend extend play time.

What if I have unconfirmed guests?

Yes! Users can add video from YouTube or Vimeo with ease:

  1. We recommend that last miniute or unconfirmed guests take on 'detective roles". They can fully participate in the game process without iundermining the disclosure of crime scene details.

Can kids play?

Kids of all ages can participate. We recommend that chiildren under the age of 10 take on 'detective' roles so they don't have to remember character details. They can still question other suspects and guess the killer, but you don't need to rely on them to disclose important crime scene details. Kids ages 10+ can take on suspect roles, provided they are comfortable reading. There are two to three pages of character details to read. If the details are too daunting, they can team up with a partner and work the game with a partner.

Do I have to use the audio files?

The audio files announce the murder at the beginning of the game and disclose the killer at the end. We use professionals to read the text, so using them may add drama to your event. However, text fils are available if you choose to read the announcements and disclosures yourself. You can play the audio files from most diigital devices. You may need to hook into a speaker system for larger groups. Remember, the 'discloing the killer' files should be kept secret until the end of the game. No one knows who the kiiller is, not even the host--or the killer.