I actually don't know what made me think of this. Maybe it was all the phone everyone had out on Martha's Vineyard...I'm not sure. Have any of you gone to a Murder Mystery Dinner or something similar, where you are served a very nice meal, but all the while there are clues and you have to figure out the "who-dunnit" for the night?
I never have. Up in Alexandria Bay, NY they do this at one of the Inns along the St. Lawrence River (or at least they used to), and I think I've even seen writer's groups or I believe there's even a conference like that? I swear I've read it somewhere in my travels. I think it sounds like a lot of fun, and I can almost believe my hubby would come with me and enjoy himself!
Several years ago I came into possession of a murder dinner party game. I read the rules and it sounds like a blast! Have you ever seen them, or has anyone ever played? You invite guests to dinner, and each guest is a "character" in your dinner/plot. During the evening, the murder is discovered (someone NOT playing sets it up because they will know who actually did it) and your guests "mingle" and talk amongst themselves IN CHARACTER to try to figure out who did it!
OMG, well this sounds like sooo much fun and I want to do it, but I'm not sure if A.) I have enough guests to make it work, and B.) Would my crazy friends actually "play along"? Hmm.... But I figure since I have been bit by the cozy mystery bug, I would LOVE to try this out.
I'm thinking it sounds like an awesome summer BBQ/dinner type game where we can make full use of the house and outside. I just may have to dig that little box with instructions and the story out of my sock drawer and figure out how to do this.
Has anyone ever done this before? If so, how did it work out? I'd love to know!!!
Meanwhile...stay tuned for a report later this summer and I will tell you all about it!