How to Host a Murder: It's the Pits - Mystery Party Games
18 years and up
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Size (in inches): 10.5 x 8.25 x 2.63
Shipping weight: 1.7 pounds.
Number of Players: 8
It's 7 p.m. on June 22, 1895. Arthur (Art) E. Faxe has invited you and seven other guests to dinner at the site of his latest archeological dig in Mesopotamia. But his body is discovered in the middle of the Tigris River, a bullet hole in his forehead. Welcome to How To Host a Murder: It's the Pits, another in the popular series of role-acting party games. Each guest receives a dossier of his or her character and, over the game's four rounds, is instructed what information to reveal. Everyone has a chance to make an accusation as to whodunit. All the classic elements for a successful criminal clambake are here: invitations, envelopes, name tags for the players (who have cute, punny names like "Hamilton (Ham) MacTorr" or "Terra Sunder"), character bios (including whether or not they dunit), a Host's Guide, a mood-setting audio tape, and even menu suggestions. In fact, the only detail left for the host to fret about is which bubbly to serve with the bumping-off. --Tony Mason
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
The Guest List is Important!, July 2, 2003
from Southbury, CT United States
I have played three different How To Host a Murder games and regardless of the 'plot' the ONLY way you will have fun is if your guests 'get into it'. Invite your most out-going, gregarious, outragous friends you have and it will be a blast. I had the good fortune of hosting my first party with college friends - most of whom were Drama Major's - needless to say, the party was a success. In fact, they were ad-libbing (within the character's boundaries, of course) so much the game took much longer than expected and half way through we 'took the characters/party out to dinner'. Mix up your usual set of party/dinner guests and invite the ones who will 'add to the experience'. Also, Open The Box and Read The Instructions before sending out the invitations. Lots of suggestions for costumes, creating the mood, etc. Durablity is only one star because Once you've played the game, there is no sense holding on to it - pass it on to a thrift shop or a group of friends that were NOT at the party.