Take It From Me: Murder Mystery Maniacs Review & GIVEAWAY (closed)

April 19, 2012

Murder Mystery Maniacs Review & GIVEAWAY (closed)

Murder Mystery Maniacs is a Nationwide event company which helps you host murder mystery events.  Whether for your business or personal use, big guest list or small, Murder Mystery Maniacs can provide you with an unforgettable experience for you and your guests!
The Murder Mystery Maniacs were nice enough to let me try out their services and share my experiences.  The Murder Mystery Maniacs actually have a few different ways you can use their services:
1. Print and Ship- You order a party and they will ship it to you in 2-3 business days.
2. Digital Download-You can download a digital mystery and supplies within 1 business day.
3. Performance Mystery Event- You can order a performance mystery event, where actors will come help you host your party.  (This needs to be booked at least 1 week prior your event, but 4-6 weeks is preferred.)
You also choose the type of event you are doing like social party, teen party,or  corporate event.
Since I was doing a social party, I got the "Print and Ship" method, which arrived super fast after my order placement!

I have to tell you that one really good thing about the Murder Mystery Maniacs is their large selection of parties to choose from.  There were so many great options, that I ended up polling my friends and having them vote for which one they wanted to do.  70% of them chose the "American Icon" party with the following scenario: You’re at a prestigious Theater in Hollywood shooting the hit television show American Icon. The program pits participants against each other to see who can be the last singer voted off the show. Some of you are here as contestants, and some of you are here as the cast and crew. Simon Fowell is the mean judge, creator, and owner of the production company 'Simon Works.'  The contestants, cast, and crew were shuffling into the studio when the lights suddenly went black and a scream rang out. When the lights were lit Simon was found dead and pronounced dead in his dressing room. One of you is the killer the rest of you need to find out who it was. When you've found someone with a motive, a gun, and who was in the near the dressing room at the time of the murder, then you may have found the true murderer."

We had a great time at our party.  It was super easy to put together with cheap decor, a pot luck "Kraft Service Table" of snacks and treats, and everyone got Costume Suggestions cards to access through the Murder Mystery Maniacs website!
The crime...
We picked characters out for our guests to play such as Ryan Seacrest, Sanjaya Malaki, William Hung, Kelly Pickler, etc. Here are just a few of our guests...
Everyone was given a character profile at the party which told them more about their character and information regarding the murder.  We had to use this information to mingle with others, figure out who had a motive, a weapon, and an opportunity to commit the crime.  During our mingling, we also had some Karaoke fun as well.  Once everyone had time to gather enough clues, which they kept track of in these awesome notebooks included in the package I was sent.  Finally, we tallied up the votes for the awards Best Dressed, Best Actor, Super Sleuth, and handed out a basket of goodies to each winner.
Overall, my experience with the Murder Mystery Maniacs was great!  Their package was full of great items for our party and the scenario was really fun!  My only suggestion would be to have a little more in-depth character information which can be used before the party.  I think it would be nice to get a little better understanding of the character ahead of time and would also make mingling with the other characters easier.  I did like that no one (not even me the host) knew who the murderer was going to be.  Murder mystery parties are such a great way to spice up a party or event and get everyone involved. 
Look at how much fun my group had:
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A big THANK YOU to Murder Mystery Maniacs for providing me with free murder mystery game to review! I was not compensated for this review. I receive product(s) for free so that I can provide my insight and experience. These are my honest opinions. Your experience may vary.

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