GIRLS’ NIGHT TO REMEMBER – 20th ANNIVERSARY OF
HOST A MURDER
Everybody loves a mystery. And what girl
wouldn’t love to dress up, be ‘somebody else’
and play detective? But how many of us actually get the chance?
Well, Jennifer Garner, eat your heart out because this year
is the 20th anniversary of the hugely successful board game
How to Host a Murder and it’s being played at Girls’
Nights Out all over Sydney.
Sydney businessman and restaurateur Peter
Eedy knows exactly what women think of the idea of a ‘murderous’
night on the town. He runs the Sydney arm of the perennially
popular Host a Murder, and refers to the ten plus phone calls
he gets every day from bridesmaids and brides-to-be.
His enthusiastic girl groups range in location
from Rose Bay to Penrith, and in profession from secretaries
to company directors – even nuns love to play!
Host a Murder has its roots back in 1985
in California, USA, when a young lawyer and his wife decided
to put an evening that was more than just your usual night
out. The very first game was called The Watersdown Affair
where guests were invited to Sir Roger Watersdown’s
mansion for dinner in Yorkshire. Just as the guests were being
seated for dinner, a Scotland Yard detective burst in to announce
that their host had been found face down dead in his swimming
pool. Every guest was a suspect. The remainder of the evening
was spent unravelling the mystery of Sir Roger’s death
and the identity of the murderer residing amongst the fellow
Since the success of that game, a further
fourteen games have been released – from Roman Ruins
to The Good, The Bad and the Guilty, Power & Greed and
Peter tells the story of a convent nun who
wanted to organise a surprise birthday party for one of her
sister nuns. After studying the range of scenarios available,
the nuns chose the Chicago Capers game – also called
“You Dirty Rat-a-tat-tat”. Nobody was more surprised
than Peter when a flock of nuns arrived at the restaurant,
dressed to the nines in 1920’s gangster and gangster’s
moles outfits – except perhaps the birthday girl herself.
“You should have seen the look on
her face when confronted with her fellow nuns dressed in such
outrageous garb. It was one of the funniest Host a Murder
nights I think I’ve ever run”, recalls Peter.
There are more than 25 Host a Murder locations
at restaurants and hotels throughout Sydney, the Central Coast,
Wollongong and the Blue Mountains. Host a Murder weekends
away can also be provided at Terrigal, Wisemans Ferry and
the Blue Mountains.
To find out more about Host a Murder
and how it can make for a great Girls’ Night Out, contact
Peter Eedy at Host a Murder on (02) 9661 8080 or check the