large open areas
To not be caught as the murderer if you are the murderer.
To catch the murderer if you aren’t the murderer.
Someone is named the “Murderer.” When someone is “Murderer,” they go around and give a squeeze rather then a handshake. So while everyone else is giving handshakes, this person squeezes people’s hands. Once someone’s hand is squeezed, they “die.” Eventually, someone can try to guess who the killer is. If they are right, they win. If they are wrong, then they die and the game goes on.
Another variation is when whenever someone gets their hand squeezed, they are now the murderer, and the previous one “dies.” In this version, you can make it so that after a murderer squeezes 2 people’s hands they die or they have to give a normal handshake after they squeeze someone’s hand before dying.
You can also play this game where everyone is sitting in a circle and the murderer winks at people. This version is a little harder because you need to make sure that the person sees you before you wink at them, and in large circles this can be a little hard.
As the game continues, you can add more and more murderers. But always have less murderers then non-murderers. This is a good game to just mess around with but keep the same idea going.