Participants will pay attention to their surroundings as they try to solve a murder mystery all while trying to avoid being taken out themselves.
- No materials are required for this activity.
A fun yet simple game that works to develop strong observational and problem-solving skills.
- Have everyone stand in a circle and close their eyes.
- One person must sit out each round. This person will pick the murderer and the detective.
- The non-player will walk around the circle and tap a player once on the head to indicate they are the murderer. They will then tap another player on the head twice to indicate that player is the detective.
- The players can now open their eyes. The non-player must now wait out the round.
- The detective should move to the middle of the circle and try and figure out who the murderer is through a asking the players questions.
- Meanwhile the murderer will ‘kill’ people off by winking at them, without the detective catching them. If a player is killed, they should die dramatically and then leave the circle.
- The detective only has three chances to guess correctly who the murderer is; if they fail, they must remain detective for the next round. If they guess correctly, the murderer is the detective the next round.
- Increase or decrease the amount of guesses the detective has in order to change the activity’s difficulty.
- There are no foreseeable safety concerns for this activity.
- Were there any gestures or behaviours that gave away the murderer?
- How did you avoid being winked at?
- As the murderer, how did you avoidd being discovered?
Obtained from: https://www.kidspot.com.au/things-to-do/activity-articles/wink-murder/news-story/bfc42a20ec06c6de6aa2c8348c9f291b