This Murder Mystery Dinner Flexi Series allows you to play with 6-14 players and it is my absolute favorite murder mystery game. You can assign the characters or allow guests to pick which one they want. If someone doesn’t show up, it is ok because the murderer isn’t picked until the night of the event. And the host can even play because they also won’t know who the killer might be.
It comes with character descriptions so you can encourage your guests to dress up in costumes and I highly recommend you do that. I played with 7 people (5 people in their 20s and 2 in their 50s) and we all dressed up and used accents that corresponded to our characters. We were laughing so hard that our faces hurt.
Once your guests arrive, they draw a slip of paper out of a bowl and the person who pulls the one with an X on it is the killer. Each character has a pamphlet with questions and answers. There are two answers to each question; one if you are innocent and one if you are the killer. So you go around and ask questions of each person in order to figure out who is the killer.
The game plays in 3 acts and you play a short recording before each act to set up the scene. The recordings are on a DVD or you can play them from the website or download them.
I wanted to step it up, so I actually gave away cheap prizes for the winners (best costume, best acting, best detective, and best ad lib).
This particular murder mystery dinner game is centered around a pizzeria, so I had everyone read their character descriptions, get into costumes, and we made personal pizzas to each while we played the game.
The of the best things about this game is that you can play it over and over again with friends because the killer is a different person each time.
Murder Mystery Flexi Party Murder at The Pizzeria 6-14 Player Dinner Party Game
1 used from $28.35
- Play with ANY combination of 6-14 guests
- No-one is 'bolted on', everyone's a suspect
- The murderer is chosen on the night so 'no shows' are fine
- Host can play
- No random guessing! Suspects have different stories if they're guilty, with important clues to help you solve whodunit.