you know anyone who shoots at a shooting range for a hobby,
see if you can borrow some bullet slugs for a quick and easy
party game. Before your guests arrive, hide the bullet slugs
all throughout your party space. Playing the game is simple,
explain to your guests that ballistics has sent instructions
to have all bullet slugs removed from the crime scene for
processing and examination. Each slug found is worth one point.
The person with the most slugs by the end of the night wins.
This is a great game to play passively throughout the evening
as your guests casually search for them.
your local library or book store and pick up some books containing
One Minute Mysteries. If you arent familiar
with these, they are great for using in a variety of ways
in a party setting, especially at a CSI theme party! Basically,
they contain a quick mystery set-up in story format. At the
end of the paragraph or two they pose a question. Based on
the clues that are contained in the brief story snippet, you
must deduce the answer. You can either read a few to your
guests, allowing them to converse with each other as to how
to answer the question or you can print out copies of some
of your favorites and pass them out to your guests to solve
(these copies can also be left on a table for guests to take
and solve at their leisure.)
a great group game, consider visiting your local library or
bookstore and get a book on Lateral Thinking Puzzles. These
are GREAT for a CSI theme party and will get EVERYONE involved
at the same (ideal for party games.) For those that arent
familiar with lateral thinking puzzles, they are basically
the old puzzles that require the players to solve the mystery
by only asking yes or no questions. Now, dont be fooled
at the simplicity of the activity
for a good lateral
thinking puzzle is typically ANYTHING but simple.
a few rounds of CSI bingo. This also a great game to play
throughout the evening, giving out squares as the party progresses.
You can either create your own CSI themed bingo boards or
download them from the Internet HERE.
are several different CSI board games and DVD games that can
be found based on the different CSI TV series. The DVD version
can be modified for free play such that everyone in the room
can try and guess the answers at once.
as many different kinds of traditional murder weapons as you
can (rope, toy gun, knife, jar of poison, etc.) and attach
a small white paper tag to each (as though they were submitted
for evidence on different cases. On each tag, write a different
case number. Before your guests arrive, hide the weapons all
throughout your party space. When you are ready to play the
game, explain to your guests that they must find all the weapons
that they can and write down their case numbers associated
with each weapon (to ensure that they did indeed find the
weapon without having to remove it as proof so that other
party guests may also find it.) Its best to let your
guests know how many weapons youve hidden so that they
know when theyve found them all. Award a prize to the
guest who either finds all of the weapons first or finds the
most before the time is up (that youve determined when
youd like to end the game.)
some trivia from online for the different CSI TV series shows
and play different trivia games with your guests. You can
either create individual worksheets for your guests to work
on alone or you can ask the questions out loud for the whole
room to try and guess the correct answers.
a lighter game to play, but a lot of fun, consider playing
the childs game of Operation!