The Class of '54 installment of How to Host a Murder includes all the necessary items for planning and hosting a four-hour mystery dinner party for eight people. It is probably the easiest in the series for the aspiring murder-party host, but not because the mystery is easy to solve. Rather, it's because take-out burgers and fries would only enhance the game, and most of the players will have no problem putting together a costume (OK, a poodle skirt could be a bit tricky to find--but it isn't required). Nevertheless, the designers of the game's Host Guide have put together a more challenging (and more tasty) menu of brandied pot roast for ambitious hosts, and the cassette tape, featuring a malt shop atmosphere and Sargent Joe Flighty's tough-cop narrative, goes a long way toward setting the mood. After listening to the taped introduction, each of the eight players must scour the player books to find out who his or her character will be--from Joe Dierdre C. Deucer to Joseph K. Awledge. All are graduates of Roley City High's class of '54, but only one is the killer of rock star Rock N. Roley. Who will solve the murder? In addition to the Host Guide, eight player's books, and the tape, the package contains a map of the crime scene, secret clues, guest invitations, and nametags. --Patrick O'Kelley
Invite your guests to a lively evening of murder, mystery and intrigue. The long-running board game How to Host a Murder is back and theres a whole lotta shakin going on. Return to a time of malt shops, burger joints and poodle skirts to uncover a twisted plot of deceit and murder. Join the Roley High class of 1954 as they celebrate their fifth reunion with a performance by their most illustrious graduate, Rock N. Roley. You and your guests can enjoy burgers, fries and a cherry coke while you investigate the murder of a beloved rock star. Solve the murder of Rock N. Roley and expose the truth about the tragic death of Becky Sue Lamour on that fateful Homecoming night. Enjoy the taped introduction by tough cop Sergeant Joe Flighty while you and your party assume the roles of characters such as Principal R. Anton Ravon. One of the most colorful narratives in the series, the Class of ft54 includes a map of the crime scene, secret clues, guest invitations and more! Bring the game to life with costumes, props, hoppin music and some dramatic flair for an evening so fun, its almost criminal!