Etiquette Tips For Your Murder Mystery Night
Ordering a team murder mystery game that you can download and play with a group of friends in your home can make for a memorable night with plenty of intrigue. With all sorts of different games available, you can find one with a theme that you and your guests will enjoy, as well as one that is suitable for the number of people you'll have in your group. There are lots of ways that you can enhance this experience, but it's important to think about some etiquette rules during play. Here are three etiquette tips that you should follow during your team murder mystery game.
Stay In Character
When you play this game, you get to play a character who has some type of role in the story. The character could be a major character or a member of the supporting cast, depending on your preference. It can be fun to act as though you feel the character may act as the story progresses, while still sticking to whatever character guidelines are provided. It's ideal if you stay in character from the start of the game until its conclusion. It might occasionally be tempting to get out of character — perhaps to make a joke or two with a friend — but doing so can detract from the experience for other participants.
Avoid Using Your Cellphone
It's also ideal if you avoid using your cellphone for the entirety of the game. In general, using a cellphone during your murder mystery game is problematic because it distracts you from the story that is unfolding around you. It's easy to miss one of your cues because you're focused on your phone, not on the story. If you're on call at work or have your children with a babysitter, you might set the phone to vibrate and only check it if you feel that doing so is absolutely necessary.
Choose A Role Based On Your Personality
Some people at the party will need to play central roles in the mystery. It's okay to volunteer for one of these roles, but only if you have a personality that will suit it. For example, if you like the idea of being a primary character but you're extremely introverted and get nervous when you have to speak in front of a crowd, you'd be better off choosing a supporting character role. Choosing a main character and then struggling when you're in the spotlight could affect peoples' enjoyment of the game.