This is an idea stolen from Zebra. The original game was played in this thread: http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=217102
The setting: A mansion overlooking a small town, where you have all been invited for a weekend party. It is of course…a dark and stormy night.
The game: Find the murderer, before he/she finds you.
Rules: As with Zebra’s game, you must be IN the house during a murder to make accusations. You may only make one accusation per round.
The murderer: One of you. I will be accepting applications for the first murder via email for the next 24 hours. I will choose the murderer by 8:30PM CST Oct 22nd. You may only murder people who show up in the thread, and you must be creative about it. Clues to tell us who you are should be included. I will post all murders to keep the murder’s identity hidden as long as possible.
Players: Be as dramatic as possible. Tell us where you are in the house and what you are doing.
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to be considered for the job!