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    10 Things I Learned Putting Together a Murder Mystery Weekend

    by  • May 19, 2013 • Treasure Hunts, You are probably sorry you asked • 3 Comments

    (But first: All das Beste zum Geburtstag (and always) to my littlest cousin!) Planning murder mysteries can be an educational experience. You learn how your friends deal with competition, who likes to dress up in costumes, and how to cook for fifteen people. You also learn things that are a little more random than than.

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    Creating a Murder Mystery Weekend Problem III: Getting Players to Solve the Mystery (SPOILER FREE)

    by  • March 17, 2013 • Treasure Hunts, You are probably sorry you asked • 0 Comments

    Third entry in my process notes on developing a murder-mystery weekend! If you missed it, you can also check out the second installment. When I first started planning this hunt, I wanted to solve what seemed to me to be the main problem with all the murder mysteries I’d played in the past: nobody cared...

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    Creating a Murder Mystery Weekend Problem II: Letting Players “Kill” Each Other (SPOILER FREE)

    by  • March 3, 2013 • Treasure Hunts, You are probably sorry you asked • 0 Comments

    Second entry in my process notes on developing a murder-mystery weekend! At one friend’s murder mystery party, players could kill each other using in-game weapons. I thought this was a lot of fun, so I wanted to include a similar mechanic in my murder mystery weekend. (Besides, it would help me develop the And Then...

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