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FAQ

  • What are some fun game night ideas for families with kids of different ages?
    Some fun game night ideas for families with kids of different ages include classic board games like Monopoly or Clue, group games like Pictionary or Charades, and outdoor games like scavenger hunts or relay races. Check out our Family Game Night section and all games list the recommended ages to play.
  • How long should it take me to plan my game night?
    The amount of time it takes to plan a game night depends on various factors such as the number of guests, the type of games you plan to play, the location, and the level of detail you want to incorporate into the event so the best answer is anywhere from 15 minutes to 15 months! If you are planning a simple game night with a few close friends or family members, it may take you only a few hours to decide on the games, gather the necessary materials, and set up the space. However, if you are planning a larger event with more elaborate decorations and multiple activities, it may take several weeks or even months to plan and prepare. Seriously...A game night doesn't always have to be a grand event, or cost one! You can take 10 minutes to throw some board games on the table and text some friends or call the family over for some laughs or you could be planning a mega casino night for a New Years Bash with your closest 500 friends, which would take a bit longer to plan. On average, if I'm throwing a party for say...25 friends I would usually take 1-3 weeks depending on the theme (I always have a theme) but if you are planning for a kids party of say 12, It may take you just as long since the kids need a bit more in the ways of activities.
  • How do you decide on what theme your game night should be?
    My best answer for this is to create a game night that YOU want to be a part of! Even if the night is to celebrate your kids birthday or someone else's milestone, the more excited YOU are for the night, the better the party will be, so get creative and find a theme that speaks to you and gets you excited! If someone has given you a theme and you are struggling with it, please message us or use the chat button. We can send you suggestions that will get your mind flowing with ideas and have one heck of a party!
  • What are Game Night Ratings?
    To make things a little easier in planning your game night, we have implemented a few categories like: Family Friendly Night, Ladies Night, Group Games and more. Each game will have a rating attached so you can find the games that are appropriate for your event. We don't want the Church Choir Group stumbling onto the Adults XXX Games (unless that's how you roll...hey...we don't judge!) Or maybe Drunk Jenga isn't the right game idea for your 5 years olds birthday party. Use the ratings to help you navigate the games, but most games can easily be tweaked for your specific party needs.
  • How many games should I plan for a game night, and how long should each game last?
    The number of games you plan for a game night depends on the length of the event and the types of games you choose. As a general rule, it's a good idea to plan for 2-4 games and allow around 30-60 minutes for each game, depending on the complexity and number of players.
  • Are you on social media?
    OF COURSE WE ARE! You can find Game Nights Galore on: Facebook: We have a page and a group Pinterest: We have so many party pins it's not funny! Read up on how to throw epic parties. Instagram: Where all the pretty party pictures are. Twitter: We tweet or X YouTube: Not yet, but we will in 2024! We offer daily games, announcements of game discounts, share our blog posts and tons more! Please join, like and share to help us grow.
  • What is an interactive murder mystery game?
    Most of our mysteries are Interactive mystery games. While other mystery parties have guests reading clues in turns in a certain order or acting out scripts , Interactive mysteries are quite different. Your Suspects will be up and mingling around, and it’s up to the other suspects and any non-suspect Investigators to question each other to piece together the mystery. This works for a game night with close friends/family, but it also an amazing way to play with people who maybe don't know each other yet. It's a ton of fun and your guests will LOVE IT!
  • How do you play an Interactive murder mystery game?
  • How long does it take to play a murder mystery game?
    Most games can be played in 2-3 hours, but you can set the time limit. We have some games that are meant for smaller groups, which will reduce the amount of time to play.
  • Can the host play the game?
    YES! All of our mystery games are designed with the host in mind, to protect you from possible spoilers, with emailable suspect guides and separate, well-marked files for the Big Reveal. As a host, you put so much into the parties that you should be able to participate, solve the mystery and have as much fun as your guests… IF you want to. So, if you as the host would like to take on a suspect roll and investigate to find the killer, our materials are designed for you. Some hosts do prefer to simply play the host while their guests solve the mystery, and that’s okay as well – as the host, the choice is yours to be a suspect or not!
  • Can any of the games be customized for my size party?
    YES! You have a few options to make the game fit your party needs Suspect Add-On's : For when you need additional suspects for a larger party. We offer 12, 24 or 36 additional suspects for each game, but you can have hundreds if you have a very large event. For more than 36 additional players, just message us. Alternative Ending: Ever host an AMAZING murder mystery game night and everyone wants to play another one?! I have! So we offer alternative endings for the game you already have! You will use the same suspect sheets, but the announcement and reveal will be unique, creating another version of the game! Custom Game: Finally, we offer a 100% custom option, where you can pick and choose what you would like your game to be, from it's theme, to the names of your suspects, to who the murderer is. You let us know your requirements and we can meet it and quickly! Our custom games, typically take 3-5 days to prepare, depending on how many suspects you will need.
  • Do I have to instruct the players on how to play?
    Your mystery materials come with individual suspect guides for each suspect. Most hosts go over the instructions with the Suspects when the murder announcement is read. The Introduction will also give any additional Investigators instructions on how to play, so all the host typically needs to do is read the murder announcement, but detailed instructions are included with the download.
  • How much time does it take to prepare for a murder mystery game night?
    Minimum a few hours, but it can take hosts days to weeks to prepare and months, if you're hosting a large event (over 75 people). We do recommend at least a few days, but some hosts prefer weeks to prepare, while others will order their mystery game kit an hour before their party. It’s entirely up to you and how you want to host your party. Since our materials are instantly downloaded and the Suspect Guides can be emailed to your guests instead of having to print off each guide, you can use as much, or as little, prep-time as makes you, as the host, feel comfortable.
  • Can I change the materials?
    Nope. Our materials are not designed to be changed, and we do not advise our clients opting to change our materials for quality reasons. While some mystery companies provide files that can be changed, our mysteries are designed to make things easier for the host, and are offered as a complete package subject to copyright.
  • How will I receive my Murder Mystery Download Game?
    Your mystery comes in a encrypted.pdf file. Upon completion of payment, you’ll see an instant download available on your payment receipt. – Open and Save. Click Save and then save it somewhere on your computer where you’ll easily find it later – we recommend your desktop. Once the file has downloaded, you’ll be able to access and print off the entire package or only the pages you need.
  • What is a Tabletop Murder Mystery Game?
    This is something unique to Game Nights Galore. We heard from a lot of hosts that wanted a way to play a mystery game with under 10 people, so we brainstormed and came up with games that can be played sitting at a dinner table or around a bonfire or wherever your more intimate party will take place. The host will read the announcement as normal, and the suspects will ask questions, one person at a time, until the rounds (you determine how many) are completed. This type of game works best for 6-8 players.
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