Murder in the Dark

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Murder in the Dark

Postby magickbean » Mon Sep 24, 2007 7:02 am

This is a great game for all ages, as long as you have a lot of space (so for me, in my little flat, it's not such a good activity - but if you have free reign of a house, it's all good. If it's a nice night, you can even use the garden :)

What you need:
Paper
Scissors
Pen
Hat/Bowl
Party guests!
Space!

1) First, cut the paper into small squares, enough so that there is one for each person.
2) On one "ticket", write "murderer" and on all the others write "victim".
3) Get everyone to pick a ticket out but to NOT reveal their tickets.
4) Turn off all the lights around the house and everyone runs off to hide. Unless, of course, you're the "murderer", in which case you are only pretending to go hide. ;)
5) The "murderer" then goes looking for the "victims", and when he/she finds one, he/she grabs the shoulders of the person, they scream and lay down on the floor as though they are dead.
6) The game ends when all "victims" have been caught by the "murderer", or the "murderer" gives up looking. The last person who was found/"killed" is the winner.

To spice the game up, especially if there is a large group playing, you can put more than one "murderer" in the game.

People are allowed to move around, so when they hear a scream close by that warns them the "murderer" is coming, they can change hiding places or run to another part of the house.

A person is only out/"dead" if the "murderer" grabs their shoulders. You are not out if you simply get seen by the "murderer". (Although of course, you will probably be chased and caught, so it's advisable to be stealthy if you want to survive ;))



A word about safety: It is best to have a small, low level of lighting in the rooms about the house so that people don't stand on "bodies" or have any accidents - especially if there are stairs involved!!! Use common sense and play safe :)
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Postby magickbean » Mon Sep 24, 2007 7:07 am

Oh, and forgot to add - another way to spice up the game is to make it so that when a "murderer" catches a "victim", they recruit them - the "victim" then becomes a "murderer" too.. this helps speed the game up too 8)

For little people playing this game, as a precautionary measure, you can set boundaries - say, "downstairs only" or "inside only" which limits the accident potential ;)
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Postby Halloween_Girl » Mon Sep 24, 2007 11:45 am

Great idea! I think I'll do this for my party. :)
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Postby Haunted Horseman » Tue Sep 25, 2007 8:00 am

Sounds like Hide and seek with a Halloween theme!
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Murder in the dark

Postby witchy » Fri Sep 28, 2007 8:58 am

I love the idea!! I too will use this game in my Halloween Party, sound like alot of fun!! Witchy
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Postby Hallow's Queen » Fri Sep 28, 2007 1:42 pm

omg best game ever!!!!

im so goin to use it for my party!
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Postby magickbean » Fri Sep 28, 2007 3:33 pm

Yay! I'm glad you like the game and I hope you have lots of fun with it :D

Hehe HH it's Hide and seek.. only darker! ;)
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Postby SpookShowBaby » Thu Oct 11, 2007 10:17 am

We used to play that game at slumber party's when I was younger. It was really fun, it's nice to see that they have some of the same games over there too!
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Postby One Eye'd Jack » Thu Oct 11, 2007 11:07 pm

MB that is VERY VERY clever and wouldn't it be fun to have us all play when we all get together :twisted:

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Postby magickbean » Fri Oct 12, 2007 4:38 am

OEJ that is a brilliant idea! :twisted:

That's one game sorted for the huge reunion at least :)
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Re: Murder in the Dark

Postby skullychick » Tue Jul 29, 2008 5:09 pm

neat idea! thanks
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Re: Murder in the Dark

Postby Rising Dead Man » Wed Jul 30, 2008 7:11 am

Seems like a lot of fun! But kind of childish for my party but maybe we will play it.
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Re: Murder in the Dark

Postby Andybev01 » Thu Jul 31, 2008 1:39 pm

What a trip!

My family used to play this game and I totally forgot about it!

(Remember, my parents wed on Halloween?)

Thank you Magickbean, and RDM, It's not childish, you don't know just how creepy it can get!
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Re: Murder in the Dark

Postby OctoberChill » Thu Jul 31, 2008 7:13 pm

That sounds like a blast. I don't think it's childish. It's all about having fun :)
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Re: Murder in the Dark

Postby Rising Dead Man » Fri Aug 01, 2008 5:57 am

Am I the only one who thinks this is babyish? It seems like a lot of fun but I don't know if any friends of mine would want to play it at my Halloween party if I ever have one.
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