In How To Host A Murder , the world's best-selling mystery dinner party game, you and your guests assume the roles of humorous suspects each with a motive and opportunity to commit the crime in a light-hearted murder mystery.
How To Host A Murder provides everything you need to bring a murder mystery to life from detailed player guides, maps, and secret clues to costume suggestions and recipes tailored to the era featured in each episode. Contents include a comprehensive Host Guide; eight invitations and envelopes; name tags; a CD, which sets the scene and details the crime; and a diagram of the crime scene.
This is Decipher's long running series of games where player's take on the roles of suspects in a murder mystery. In the early editions of the games, a cassette was used instead of a CD.
The game is designed to be a social affair with heavy theme and is somewhat rules light - providing a fun roleplaying experience for newcomers to the hobby. The games released in this line:
- The Watersdown Affair (1985)
- Grapes of Frath (1985)
- The Last Train From Paris (1985)
- It's The Pits (1986)
- The Chicago Caper (1985)
- Hoo Hung Woo (1986)
- The Class of '54 (1987 )
- Power and Greede (1985)
- The Duke's Descent (1990)
- The Wall Street Scandal (1991)
- Roman Ruins (1996)
- The Good, The Bad, and The Guilty (1996)
- The Tragical Mystery Tour (1998)
- Maiming of the Shrew (2000)
- Saturday Night Cleaver (2001)
- An Affair to Dismember (2003)