How can I make the mystery unlimited players?
The Interactive format can truly be played by an unlimited number of participants. In fact, we’ve thrown fundraisers and corporate mystery events for 200+ people using nothing more than a Mini Mystery. The trick is to purchase the version that accommodates how many SUSPECTS you want, and then have everyone else work alone or in teams to question the suspects and piece together the mystery. Because everyone is up, mingling and questioning the suspects instead of sitting down reading off scripts, any number of players can participate.
Why are you interactive mysteries capped at 18-20 suspects?
We have designed this type of mystery with a cap of 18 suspects for a purpose: we facilitate a lot of mysteries ourselves for our clients, and have found in our experience that anything over 18 with 2 optional witnesss tends to fall apart for two reasons. First, it becomes so confusing for those participating to keep track of all of the suspects, their motives, alibis and secrets that they quickly get frustrated and give up. Second, anything larger takes FAR too long to play. We recently facilitated a 26 suspect version of Murder at the Superhero Peace Convention at the host’s insistence and the mystery took five and a half hours to play! The guests were exhausted, and in that time many had hit the cocktail bar a few too many times and were a bit pickled and lost interest. Even our insistent host admitted toward the end that we should have gone with the 18 suspect cap. Rest assured though, the guests who are investigators are just as involved as the suspects and have just as much fun!