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How To Use a SHOT Mystery Package For A Sit-Down Event

  Sit Down Event? Another way to use our flexible murder mystery party game format is for a sit-down event. What do we mean by this? Think a gala, where everyone is sitting down at tables, perhaps for a multi-course dinner. Another example of this is at a seniors' centre or a luncheon. In this [...]


Top 5 Mystery Parties for Summer

Top 5 Murder Mystery Parties for Summer Summer is officially here, and we don't know about you, but on days with sweet heat breezes, we don't want to sit inside. What better way to get your people together for a little face-to-face time than to entice them with a little outdoor get together, creating sweet [...]


Choosing The Right Murder Mystery Package For Your Fundraiser

Throwing a Murder Mystery Fundraiser? We love being able to support our clients' efforts in their community, so we are always excited to help in any way we can when a host wants to use one of our mystery packages for a fundraiser! In fact, our first public event EVER was a fundraiser in a [...]


Fifty to One Hundred Guest Murder Mystery Party

Larger Murder Mystery Event of 50-100 Guests? For a larger murder mystery party event of between fifty to one hundred people we always recommend using a cast of suspects - between 10 and 14 suspects, rather than a full 18 or a smaller amount of six or eight. There are a few reasons why: Your [...]


Twenty Five to Fifty Guest Murder Mystery Party

25-50 People for your Murder Mystery Party or Event? This number of people for a murder mystery party usually comes with a change of venue! We throw murder mystery parties locally where we are in conjunction with a local establishment that is 20s themed, so we have loads of examples of how to throw a [...]


Twenty to Twenty Five Guest Murder Mystery Party

Bigger Party of 20-25 People? If you have just a FEW people over the 20 character cap, you have a couple of options that are different from - say - 25 and up. The tricky part with a 23-ish guest list is that now you have a handful who aren't suspect characters while everyone else [...]


Six to Twenty Guest Murder Mystery Party

Small Event of 6-20 People? Smaller murder mystery parties of six to twenty people are a perfect match for all of our mystery packages. Every mystery party package we launch includes versions for 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16 and 18 suspects, with two optional "Witness" roles available to purchase as an extra add-on. When [...]


How Many Suspects Are Right For Your Murder Mystery Party?

One of the biggest questions we get here at SHOT is, how many suspects (AKA 'Characters') should I have for my murder mystery party investigation? Our packages are sold by the number of suspects, so you need to know how many suspects you want to have before you purchase and download your mystery party kit. [...]