Halloween is just around the corner. Trying to come up with a fun theme that doesn’t involve zombies or cost an arm and a leg?
Assassination on the Ancient Nile is a murder mystery role playing party game. Someone has tried to assassinate Pharaoh Futty-tut-tut and unless the suspects themselves figure out which one is behind the reprehensible act, pharaoh will execute them all.
Boxed set murder mystery games, popular in the 1980’s, are being overtaken by downloadable mysteries like this one, available free of charge from the TeachersPayTeachers website. Guests fill dual roles as suspects and investigators as they try to determine who is behind the crime.
If you’d like to revive toga parties, try Chariots of Death is set Rome. First Julius Caesar is murdered and now Herod the Great. He was murdered right after the fourth and controversial chariot race. Who killed him? Download this one for free as well.
For those who’d rather leave the details to the professionals, Hampton Roads boasts a number of live murder mystery dinner theaters, the most popular being Maverick Murder Mystery. Their current show is Until Death Do Us Part. For details call 857-3883.
Check out previous articles featuring resources for teaching Beowulf, the Iliad and Shakespeare.