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How To Solve A Murder Mystery Like Sherlock Holmes

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Holmes left me these tips for you. He says you'll be solving murder mysteries like a real detective in no time.
Good thing too... I think foul play is afoot...

Grab Your Hat and Coat - It's Time to Start Investigating!

It's 1920 all over again. You're in a speakeasy, waiting for your friends to show up with the password so you can get in. Suddenly, there's a commotion at the entrance. Gunshots ring out, and your contact is shot! As he lies dying, he gasps out a few words - "Find the murderer...in the escape room." (Don't worry, there isn't any real murder going on)

With those words, your murder mystery escape room game has begun! But how do you solve a murder mystery like Sherlock Holmes?

But before you go donning a deerstalker hat and grabbing your magnifying glass, there's something you need to know about murder mysteries - they're not always as simple as they seem. In fact, many of them are downright difficult! And our Envy Murder Mystery Escape Room kit is no exception. It's a tough one and will test even the most experienced detective.

So, if you haven't already grabbed your copy of our murder mystery escape room kit, now is the time! It comes with everything you need to get started, including a detailed murder mystery scenario, clues, and suspect cards.

Now that you're armed with our murder mystery escape room kit, let's take a look at how you can solve a murder mystery like Sherlock Holmes.

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The first thing you need to do when solving a murder mystery is to start investigating the scene of the crime. This means taking a good look around the room for any clues or evidence that could help you solve the case.

In our murder mystery escape room kit, the murder takes place in a speakeasy, so you'll need to search the room for clues that will help you identify the murderer. Look for things like bloodstains, weapons, or anything out of place.

Once you've had a good look around the room, it's time to start making deductions. This is where your Sherlock Holmes-like powers of deduction come in!

Solving a murder mystery is all about understanding the Holy Trinity of murder mysteries: means, opportunity, and motive.

Means: How was the murder committed? What was the murder weapon?

While it may be the easiest to determine, the murder weapon is not always immediately obvious. Sometimes the murder weapon is hidden in plain sight or disguised as something else. Other times, the murder weapon is something that would not normally be considered a murder weapon, like poison.

In our murder mystery escape room kit, the murder weapon could be anything from a gun to poison. Once you've determined the murder weapon, you need to figure out how it was used to kill the victim. Was the victim stabbed? Shot? Poisoned? Drowned? There are many ways to murder someone, and it's up to you to figure out which one was used in this case.

Think about what would the murder weapon do to the victim's body and try to match it with the injuries on the victim's body. If the victim has been stabbed, look for a knife. If the victim has been shot, look for a gun.
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Opportunity: Who had the opportunity to commit the murder?

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In order to solve a murder mystery, you need to figure out who had the opportunity to commit the murder. This means looking at the victim's schedule for the day of the murder and trying to determine who would have had the chance to kill them.

If the murder was committed in a public place, then anyone could have been the murderer. But if the murder was committed in a private room, then it's more likely that the murderer was someone with access to that room.

In our murder mystery escape room kit, the murder takes place in a private room, so you'll need to look at the victim's schedule and try to determine who would have had access to that room. Once you've narrowed down the list of suspects, you can start to look for motive. You can also start eliminating suspects who could not had physically committed the murder or have strong alibis.

Motive: Why did the murderer commit the murder?

The final piece of the puzzle is understanding why the murder was committed. What was the murderer's motive? Was it money? Love? Revenge? Jealousy? There are many reasons why someone would commit murder, and it's up to you to figure out which one applies in this case.

Start by questioning who would have the most to gain from the victim's death. Look at the victim's belongings and try to figure out what they were worth. And if the motive is not immediately apparent, talk to the other guests at the murder mystery party. Someone is bound to know something that could help you solve the case.

With these three pieces of the puzzle, you should be able to solve any murder mystery. Just remember to use your powers of deduction and pay attention to the clues!

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Watch Out For Distractions!

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One final tip: be careful of red herrings! These are clues that appear to be important but are actually just distractions. They can be used to throw you off the scent or to make the murder mystery more difficult to solve.

We've included a few red herrings in our murder mystery escape room kit to make things more challenging. But don't let them lead you astray! Pay attention to the clues that matter, and you'll be able to solve the case in no time.

The Bottom Line

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Solving a murder mystery is all about using your powers of deduction. Pay attention to the clues and use your brain to put together the pieces of the puzzle. And if you ever get stuck, just remember to ask yourself: what would Sherlock do? You can also rely on your sidekick Dr. Watson to help you out! With a little bit of effort, you'll be able to solve any murder mystery like Sherlock Holmes!

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