The brochure never advertised “Come to Hawaii and Die”! Ned and Martha were just part of a tour group, out for fun and adventure. Why did they feel that they were in danger? This may have been less fun and more adventure than they wanted, but they can’t ask for a refund now!
Dust off your Hawaiian shirts, get out the sun tan lotion, sun glasses, and leis, and sprinkle sand in your friends’ hair as you solve the murder. As you are all strangers in a tour group, everyone is a suspect. A word of advice…Don’t go near the water!
Each Murder Mystery Game Comes Equipped With:
- Story of the crime and circumstances for the party/gathering
- List of cast members
- Individual character packets
- “Rules” for playing the game
- Hosting Packet, which includes instructions on how to play the game, timing and organization tips for the host, how to plan the party and select player parts, etc.
- Historical background if necessary
- A summary of who, how, and why the crime was done
- Decision booklet (for Choose Your Own Ending games)
- Performance and dressing tips
- Link to a personalized “Hawaiian Holiday” Pinterest Board with decorating, food, and costume ideas!
Very fun game! This one had the whole group involved and guessing through the entire game. Appropriate for a group of 12 or more family and friends.
Fun game, with intricate characters and backstories. I had the character of “Olin Petra” who was quirky enough to have a lot of fun with, but with distinct objectives that made game-play go forward easily. All in all, there were many characters that were fun to interact with and the mystery was fun to investigate. There were a few red-herrings in the game, which kept things interesting, but with so many people it prolonged the game longer than I thought was necessary. All in all, this was a fun game to play with a bunch of people for an evening of laugh and intrigue.
Definitely a game that keeps you on your toes till the very end! It was an enjoyable time, and people really got into their roles. I do, however, have a major critique of the game.
I felt like it needed tighter storytelling, particularly in regards to the culprit. There were multiple clues about the weapons used and backgrounds of characters who could potentially commit a violent act (members of military, police, unsavory characters, etc.). Our group focused much of our attention on these details. However, we quickly realized that the weapons used were spread out across many of the players, and naturally could have been stolen by any other player. The weapon the culprit did have was not one that had been used at the crime scene. This made it difficult to pinpoint any one person (and particularly the culprit). There were also many characters that had suspicious backgrounds, but again no physical prowess was ever attributed to the culprit. At the end, even after we had discussed many possibilities, it was still a guessing game. Only one person in our party properly identified the murderer.
I recognize that in each play-through of the game there are various ways the game could go, and perhaps our group just didn’t ask the right types of questions or didn’t come to the right conclusions. I don’t know. I would be curious to observe how another group would fare.
Overall a fun night regardless!