The Psycho Circus

murder mystery party game
8-13 Guests
Base price:
$ 34.95
new site special:
$ 29.95
Rated:
E - Everyone
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Game Has Cast:
Host Can Play:
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Scripted:

Ladies and Gents, hold your horses...the circus is in town! But where is Reginald the Ringmaster? He's nowhere to be found on the Freaky Fairground. All that's left of him is his top hat which was found in the lion's cage. And the lion is not hungry... As the circus misfits get closer and closer to ...

Contents

  • Host Instructions
  • Guest Instructions
  • Character Descriptions
  • Character Motives
  • Game Clues
  • Print-able Invitations
  • Email-able Invitations
  • Invitation Tracking
  • Name Tags
  • Pre-Game Clues
  • Suggested Recipes
  • Tips from Other Hosts
  • Bulk Emailing Tools
  • Scripts (Large Group Games Only)
  • Cast Materials (Large Group Games Only)

Characters

Reginald

murder mystery party

Ladies and Gents, hold your horses...the circus is in town! But where is Reginald the Ringmaster? He's nowhere to be found on the Freaky Fairground. All that's left of him is his top hat which was found in the lion's cage. And the lion is not hungry... As the circus misfits get closer and closer to ...

Mack M. Laffe

murder mystery party

Ladies and Gents, hold your horses...the circus is in town! But where is Reginald the Ringmaster? He's nowhere to be found on the Freaky Fairground. All that's left of him is his top hat which was found in the lion's cage. And the lion is not hungry... As the circus misfits get closer and closer to ...

Ivan A. Target

murder mystery party

Ladies and Gents, hold your horses...the circus is in town! But where is Reginald the Ringmaster? He's nowhere to be found on the Freaky Fairground. All that's left of him is his top hat which was found in the lion's cage. And the lion is not hungry... As the circus misfits get closer and closer to ...

Ima Target

murder mystery party

Ladies and Gents, hold your horses...the circus is in town! But where is Reginald the Ringmaster? He's nowhere to be found on the Freaky Fairground. All that's left of him is his top hat which was found in the lion's cage. And the lion is not hungry... As the circus misfits get closer and closer to ...

Barbara

murder mystery party

Ladies and Gents, hold your horses...the circus is in town! But where is Reginald the Ringmaster? He's nowhere to be found on the Freaky Fairground. All that's left of him is his top hat which was found in the lion's cage. And the lion is not hungry... As the circus misfits get closer and closer to ...

Tuppence Twist

murder mystery party

Ladies and Gents, hold your horses...the circus is in town! But where is Reginald the Ringmaster? He's nowhere to be found on the Freaky Fairground. All that's left of him is his top hat which was found in the lion's cage. And the lion is not hungry... As the circus misfits get closer and closer to ...

Tommy Twist

murder mystery party

Ladies and Gents, hold your horses...the circus is in town! But where is Reginald the Ringmaster? He's nowhere to be found on the Freaky Fairground. All that's left of him is his top hat which was found in the lion's cage. And the lion is not hungry... As the circus misfits get closer and closer to ...

Leo

murder mystery party

Ladies and Gents, hold your horses...the circus is in town! But where is Reginald the Ringmaster? He's nowhere to be found on the Freaky Fairground. All that's left of him is his top hat which was found in the lion's cage. And the lion is not hungry... As the circus misfits get closer and closer to ...

Claire Voyante

murder mystery party

Ladies and Gents, hold your horses...the circus is in town! But where is Reginald the Ringmaster? He's nowhere to be found on the Freaky Fairground. All that's left of him is his top hat which was found in the lion's cage. And the lion is not hungry... As the circus misfits get closer and closer to ...

Harriette

murder mystery party

Ladies and Gents, hold your horses...the circus is in town! But where is Reginald the Ringmaster? He's nowhere to be found on the Freaky Fairground. All that's left of him is his top hat which was found in the lion's cage. And the lion is not hungry... As the circus misfits get closer and closer to ...

Samson

murder mystery party

Ladies and Gents, hold your horses...the circus is in town! But where is Reginald the Ringmaster? He's nowhere to be found on the Freaky Fairground. All that's left of him is his top hat which was found in the lion's cage. And the lion is not hungry... As the circus misfits get closer and closer to ...

Serpentine

murder mystery party

Ladies and Gents, hold your horses...the circus is in town! But where is Reginald the Ringmaster? He's nowhere to be found on the Freaky Fairground. All that's left of him is his top hat which was found in the lion's cage. And the lion is not hungry... As the circus misfits get closer and closer to ...

Bob

murder mystery party

Ladies and Gents, hold your horses...the circus is in town! But where is Reginald the Ringmaster? He's nowhere to be found on the Freaky Fairground. All that's left of him is his top hat which was found in the lion's cage. And the lion is not hungry... As the circus misfits get closer and closer to ...



Game Reviews

  • I hosted this party for my sons 16th birthday with 12 of his friends, it was a huge success and they all threw themselves into the spirit of the game, their costumes were fantastic and only one person guessed the murderer. Highly recommended. We broke up the evening with a few 'teen ' party games and everyone had a great time. An evening to remember for a long time.!!!!!

    S.Merola - UK
  • Another fun game from Host-Party.Com. The author does a great job, and the solution to the mystery is satisfying and makes sense. So, from a "mystery" point of view, it works well. However, the plot and setting itself, is just plain FUN! You'll have a blast! The circus setting makes it a fun night for you and your guests. And I liked the "multiple murders," as it kind of reminded me of "Clue" and "10 Little Indians," but not so serious. Add a few activities and serve up some popcorn and hot dogs and enjoy a night at the Psycho Circus! This was a great time!

    Dennis P. - Edison, New Jersey U.S.A.
  • We had 15 of my daughters friends at the Psycho Circus for her 16th birthday. Everyone really enjoyed it and want to do another mystery soon. They totally got into the costumes and did an awesome time staying in character the whole evening. I definitely recommend the host reading through the entire game and helping to narrate what is happening. It was a little confusing at times and if I had been playing I wouldn't have known what to do next at times.

    darcy p. - Eugene, OR
  • Played Psycho Circus on Halloween night. All of us were college students between 23 and 26. The Adult version isn't scary at all, and only adult because there are mentions of affairs or something small like that. It definitely helps to look at things ahead of time, and know what to do in each round before the game even starts. I tried to play the game myself, without looking at anything, and we often got lost. Its somewhat scripted, being sort of like a play that you watch, AND take part in. You really have to pay attention, and know your part before each round. Otherwise, if you don't and the host didn't read everything ahead of time, things will get crazy. I had 11 girls and 2 guys playing. Its very hard to keep things in line like that as well. I tried to change names a little (Tammy instead of Tommy), but the clues reference names way too much. Not to mention everything saying "he" or "she." All in all, still fun. But by the end of it, I was very worn out.

    Mike P. - Manhattan, KS
  • This was a fun and fairly easy first time murder mystery. We used it for my son''s 21st Birthday Party. We decided we should have dressed in character to make it easier for everyone to remember who was who. We had such a great time that at the end of the party we began planning for our next murder mystery party. Thank you for making my son''s 21st Birthday a night we will never forget.

    Debbie . - Lakeview, Oregon
  • We really enjoyed ''The Psycho Circus''. As the host, I read the solution and some of the clues beforehand, but I don''t know if that is really necessary-- as long as you pay attention to the instructions for each round the host could still participate in the game and it would go smoothly I think. We had 11 people in our early 30''s and everyone agreed it was really fun and interesting-- definitely something different to do! Dressing up in costumes was fun as well, they''re not just for Halloween anymore!

    Allison . - Toronto, Ontario
  • This was our Second Annual party. It was a HUGE success! The clues were different than the first year. THis year it was more interactive and more adlib. If you have a group of people that are creative...it will be a breeze! We had 13 characters and I made videos for the Ghost of Reginald the Ring Master when he spoke his lines. You can search them on YouTube. For decorating... I made 3 cages with stuffed animals in them (lion elephant monkey). We put red and white strips of plastic tablecloth down the "circus room" to make the tent and put up paper LED lanterns for ambiance. We also had games. Ring toss (beer bottles), A box with different sized holes to toss peanuts in, and a "Dumpo" elephant peanut toss game (if you got the peanut in the trunk or mouth, it would "poop" it out...hence "Dumpo") We game out tickets to the guests that they could turn in for drinks ect. Have fun with it... this was all adults and it was a blast!

    Brian a. - Cedar Rapids, Iowa