The Murder Mystery Clue Party is designed to get everyone to talk to everyone else at the party. Participants may have been told ahead of time which character they will play, allowing them to more dress the part. This is what we refer to as mask work. It gives people a little more freedom to talk since they aren't being themselves for a moment. This means that they can overcome a lot of anxieties and let loose in ways that they would not normally consider.
It begins with our detective coming in and announcing that there has been a murder. Everyone in the room is going to help solve the crime by speaking with one another and determining who in the room had the means (a gun), a motive (a reason for wanted the victim dead) and the opportunity (being in the room at the time of the murder) to have committed the crime. Each person in the room will have at least one of these. Most will have two. Only one person has all three, and that's the murderer. The murderer will lie and try to get away with it, but everyone else has to speak the truth. If you catch someone lying or piece together the puzzle by speaking with everyone, you might be the Super Sleuth for the evening and win a small prize for the effort. Likewise, the audience will vote on who they thought did the best job of acting and that person will win a prize as well.
For winners and fun participants we bring small prizes. We don't want anyone to feel overly upset at not winning. The objective, after all, is to help with self esteem and a sense of camaraderie.
The idea is to help with skills development as the participants have to use cognitive efforts to examine the behavioral issues of our suspects. When we have them exhibit characteristics that reinforce the negative effects of certain learned behaviors, the event can be psychoeducational by helping participants to recognize certain traits and perceive them in a negative light.
If you would like to talk about these shows and how they can help your group, we would love to hear from you.
If you would prefer to find more information about other versions, such as using your people going table to table talking to everyone as suspects, or having more of a traditional straight murder mystery, feel free to use the navigation of the website to review our Cambridge Solutions, Straight Murders and the Frick & Frack Show.
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