Shelter in place. Social Distance. Isolate. We have all new challenges to have fun these days. But for fellow fans of playing a murder mystery game, we have a great new option.
We signed up for Hunt-a-Killer over the holidays. We chose the one box at a time. This was a crucial mistake. Just when we got started, we would exhaust the clues in the box. And then it was baby step to the next shipment.
In case it isn’t obvious from our coverage, we love mysterious crime stories. Whether they are unsolved disappearances, cold case murders or other stories of intrigue, give us a good case and we’re hooked.
If you’re like us, and since you’re visiting Popular Crime, we think you’ll love this great game.
With this in mind, we wanted to share some ideas for how to play.
Playing the Hunt-a-Killer Murder Mystery Game together
First of all, this game is ideal for a party. Invite a few friends over and play on. That’s how we got started.
I’d have an idea of the way that the case was going. But a friend would suggest something I hadn’t thought of. In effect, he was calling me out. And so, I’d restate my theory of the case. We’d discuss. All things considered, our discussions stayed very civil. Even though he was totally wrong.
All of a sudden, we had to break up and head home. However, we all thought about the case. It was perfect. I just love the way stories stick with me. And before you know it, we all were hooked.
Another month and another box. And another great night of piecing together the mystery. But then came the great hunkering, and we were all alone together. A friend of mine had a terrific idea, and I am so glad to share it with you.
Playing the game online
While Hunt-a-Killer is not online (yet – hint. hint.) today, we found that sharing the clues and playing via video conference was even better. So here’s what you need to do.
First, if all your friends can’t get their own subscriptions, that’s fine. To begin with, when you get the next box, scan in or take pictures of the different clues provided. You can text or email them to your friends. But what we did was set up a shared Google Drive. And we added our theories to go with the clues we had there.
Then every Friday at the end of the week, we hopped on a video conference. We’ve tried a few. Skype, Zoom, Google Hangouts. There isn’t really one that is better than the other. I like Skype.
And just like in the case of our parties, we kept going way into the night. People would drop and come back to the call. We’d hash out our theories. And we even solved the case. We had so much fun. And now we’re waiting for the next season of Hunt-a-Killer to arrive.
If you want to join in on the fun, head on over to Hunt-a-Killer and sign up for this addictive murder mystery game. In addition to the one box at a time option, they have full seasons and self-contained mysteries. You’re going to have so much fun. But definitely let us know how you like it.