Murder Mystery Blog - murder mystery game

Featured Halloween Mystery Party Games

Posted by


With over 100 games to select from on MyMysteryParty.com, we know how daunting it may be to select your next party theme. Halloween is around the corner and time is fading! It's time to start planning your perfect Halloween bash! You can host any of our mystery themes for Halloween - click here for our full selection including many themes such as medieval, a Hatter's Ball, superheroes, and decade themes such as Roaring Twenties, Radical Eighties and more.

To narrow down the selection a bit, we've chosen our top picks for Halloween this year. 

RAVENWOOD MASQUERADE MURDER MYSTERY

A Masquerade Ball murder mystery party game for 8-18+ guests, ages 14 and up due to difficulty. Characters are flexible gender, so this game may be played co-ed, all female or all male.

Mystery Synopsis

Bloodworth Falls is an isolated town full of scandal, blackmail and deceit. Nobody in town can seem to get along, and the local government has hidden motives for the dreadful decisions they make. The mayor is hosting a mysterious masquerade ball in the old Ravenwood Castle, and the tickets to the event sold out in hours. The townspeople are curious to find out why the mayor would put effort into doing something positive in this town of gloom, but are all eagerly hunting for the perfect mask, nonetheless. You are worried what will happen this night when such toxic people gather at the castle. You are also very concerned, as you didn't purchase your ticket; it was placed in your mailbox in an unmarked envelope. Somebody wants you there, but you don't know why. This is where your story begins.

Minimum age:

14 years

# of players:

8-18 players

Available expansion packs:

6 players, 16 players

Expandable players:

Expands to 130 players with teams (from expansion pack)

Gender of players:

Flexible


FACTIONS | A MURDER MYSTERY

Invite your friends over for a night of mystery as Vampires, Sorcerers, Humans and werewolves. The four factions will work together on a plan to save the Earth from deadly asteroids! The game is for 8-12 guests, ages 14+ for difficulty.

Mystery Synopsis

An official Doomsday announcement was made by NASA scientists that an unexpected group of asteroids will strike Earth in only ten days, leading to mass devastation around the globe. Top astrophysicists have exhausted all efforts to prevent the collisions, and the outlook for the planet is quite grim.

The Vampire, Sorcerer, and Werewolf Factions have formally announced their existence to the humans and have arranged a meeting to form an alliance and strategize against this cluster of cosmic boulders to save the world. They believe with their combined skills; they will be able to ban together and stop this catastrophe in the nick of time. That is, if this unprecedented gathering goes well.

The Factions have agreed to meet at the former house of horrors of New Orleans, Louisiana—Dauphine Place, a legendary residence of the French Quarter. This will be the first time in history that supernatural beings have met with the humans. Will the alliance save the world, or start the apocalypse early?

This is where your story begins.

Minimum age:

14 years (for difficulty)

# of players:

8-12

Expansion pack(s):

3 packs of 8 characters

Expandable:

Expands with the expansion packs to over 200 players with teams

Gender of players:

Coed


HAUNTED HOTEL HOMICIDE MURDER MYSTERY

Haunted hotel themed for 7-10 players, ages 16+ for horror content. Host this party if you are up for loads of terrifying plot lines, deceit, scandal and murder! This game can be played as co-ed, all male or all female and has two victims - one main story to sleuth and a second, which is a quick sleuth. A 5 player expansion pack is available.

Minimum age:

16 years (horror theme)

# of players:

7-10 players

Expansion pack:

5 players

Expandable?:

No

Gender of players:

Flexible


MURDER AT THE TOADWART INN MURDER MYSTERY

Dust off your robes and wands and get ready for your next Witch & Wizard murder mystery party! A hilarious witch & wizard themed murder mystery party game for 14+ years, 6-10 characters. 10 Character Expansion pack is available.

Mystery synopsis:
The Toadwart Inn is a historical place within the Magical Community where magical folk could gather safely away from the non-magical part of society and have a wonderful and relaxing time. Witches, Wizards and other magical beings such as Sprowns, Gnomes and Genies are anticipating the yearly Witch’s Brew Social sponsored by the Toadwart Inn. You've made your reservation and are ready to mingle with the 'who's who' of the magical community. This is one of the few times of the year where magical folk can gather and have fun away from the snurbs (non-magical people). You're ready to relax with people of your own kind! You are going to attend, as always, and you have your most fashionable hat, robes and new broom ready to go. This is where your story begins...

Minimum age:

14 years

# of players:

6-10 players

Expansion pack:

10 players

Expandable?:

No

Gender of players:

Co-ed


MURDER AT THE WALGRAVE ASTORIA COSTUME BALL

A Costume Ball Murder Mystery for 8-20 guests, ages 14+. Expansion pack adds 4 unique players that can be expanded into teams. This Costume Ball Murder Mystery Dinner Party Game can be played as  CO-ED or all female with the required characters. Great as a Halloween murder mystery party game or host it on any occasion throughout the year!

Mystery synopsis:

It was time again for the Annual Walgrave Astoria Costume Ball and the town’s 'who’s who' were preparing their most fabulous costumes for the exclusive event. The Walgrave Astoria, founded in 1907, has been cited as the 'greatest hotel experience in the world!' It is a preeminent luxury hotel for Kings, Presidents, Ambassadors, Stars of Stage and even travelers from around the world. Excitement is buzzing in the air as Nicole Wilton and Zangelina Holie are rumored to be on the guest list this year! You were fortunate enough to purchase a ticket to this esteemed event and this is where your story begins...

Minimum age:

14 years

# of players:

8-20 players

Expansion pack:

4 players

Expandable?:

Expandable to over 80 with teams (including the expansion pack)

Gender of players:

Co-ed, All Female with required players


CADBURY MANSION MURDER MYSTERY GAME

A spooky murder mystery set in a haunted mansion for 8-16 guests! It is an awesome Halloween murder mystery party game that can be played during the Halloween season, or anytime of the year! This game is expandable to over 25 guests.This is the ultimate downloadable haunted mansion murder mystery party game...so get your costume together and get ready to sleuth an awesome whodunit.

Murder Mystery Party Game Synopsis

The guests received their invitations to the dinner party in honor of the Golden Grove Historical Society at the Cadbury Mansion. Most of the guests had never been invited to such an event, but they put on their best dinner party attire and arrived in style at the mansion. The guests were greeted with delectable appetizers and they enjoyed a fun time with fun party games as they mingled with the other guests to get to know each other a little better. Some of the guests did not have such stellar backgrounds together, so their attention needed to be diverted with a delicious dinner.

Not too long after the forks were down…a murder occurred. The guests had to rally together to figure out whodunit before the murderer could strike again. They endured an amusing and informative fingerprint challenge and relieved their stress with another fun party game. Then, over hot chocolate and dessert, the murderer confessed! The guests were astonished…to say the least. Overall the night was a complete success…murder and all.

Minimum age:

16 years

# of players:

8-16 years

Expansion pack:

7 years

Expandable?:

Expands to over 35 players with additional reporters

Gender of players:

Co-ed


MURDER AT THE BLOODSTONE SANITARIUM

Creepy murder mystery party set in an old lunatic asylum for 7-10 guests, ages 14 and up. 5 character expansion pack is available. This is an excellent choice for a spooky Halloween murder mystery party!

Mystery synopsis:

The maximum security unit of the Bloodstone Sanitarium is where defendants within the criminal justice system that have been declared not guilty by reason of insanity are transported after their murder trial. These are long-term residents of the hospital that spend a majority of their time in isolation since they often threaten to cause harm to others. Nonetheless, the hospital administrator of the Bloodstone Sanitarium has decided to host a Halloween party for this unit to prove to the city government that there are no longer problems with this facility, as in recent news media, there have been many reports of missing patients, injuries to medical staff and other patients, as well as an escapee that rampaged the town of Gothenburg. The staff members of the maximum security unit are less than thrilled with the upcoming event, but do not have a choice but to attend if they wish to keep their jobs. This is where your story begins.

Minimum age:

14 years

# of players:

7-10 players

Expansion pack:

5 players

Expandable?:

No

Gender of players:

Flexible


MURDER AT SKULL MANOR COSTUME BALL MURDER MYSTERY

A fun Halloween murder mystery party for 8-12 guests, ages 13+ due to difficulty. 45 unique character roles with all three expansion packs and main game. Expansion packs will expand to accommodate 225 guests.
Costume Ball Mystery Synopsis

It is time again for the annual Skull Manor Costume Ball! Skull Manor is an old estate in the heart of Spider City known for its captivating architecture, mysterious ambiance and unspeakable history. The townspeople have been scurrying about the streets to get ready for the big night of great food, inspiring conversations and, of course, outrageous gossip. This has been a daunting year of dissension and discord among many of the residents of Spider City. Rumors of blackmail, thievery, and scandalous controversies have been circulating throughout the town’s grapevines. We all hope everybody can put aside their differences for a night of fun. If not, there may be misfortune on the horizon. This is where your story begins.

Minimum age:

13 years

# of players:

8-12 players

Expansion packs:

12 players, 12 players, 9 players

Expandable?:

Expands to over 225 players with teams (including expansion packs)

Gender of players:

Co-ed or All Female


CHAMBER OF SCREAMS HAUNTED HOUSE MURDER MYSTERY

An exciting Halloween Murder Mystery in a Haunted House setting for 8-16+ guests, ages 15+ (for challenge level).There are 4 expandable characters that can be played as teams (i.e. alien, clown, grim reaper and zombie – expand the list to over 60 guests!

Murder Mystery Spooky Synopsis


The cast members of the Chamber of Screams Haunted House worked really hard this Halloween season scaring the people of the town. The management of the Chamber of Screams has decided to reward the employees with a mini-Halloween celebration held during normal business hours in the employee break room. As you are well aware, the Chamber of Screams Haunted House typically shuts down each night for a brief time period so the employees can get a break and straighten up the haunted scenes. You heard a rumor when you first started working there that the management probably does this so the line of customers outside will build up and The Chamber of Screams will look twice as busy and much more popular. Regardless of the reason for this break, you definitely look forward to the upcoming treat during your next shift at work. This is where your story begins...

Minimum age:

15 years

# of players:

8-16 players

Expansion pack:

4 players

Expandable:

Expands to over 60 players with teams

Gender of players:

Flexible but 1 required female player


DAUNTING NIGHT OF MONSTERS AND MURDER

This spooky Halloween murder mystery party game is an entertaining monster murder mystery for up to 20 guests with gender flexibility, ages 12 and up! So get your scariest costume together and get ready to sleuth an awesome & spooky mystery! It doesn't even have to be Halloween to have a monstrous good time!

Murder Mystery Party Game Synopsis

This year, the monsters of the International Monster Association will gather on Mount Immortality for the Annual Monster Summit. This secret meeting will be held in the Cave of Misfortune, next to the Glop Lagoon. The monsters will discuss the past year’s success as well as plans for haunts, terrors and scares in the upcoming year. Grimoth Jones is rumored to be making an important announcement this year and will also acknowledge those monsters who are far exceeding what it means to be a monster. You’ve received your summons, and this is where your story begins.

Minimum age:

13 years

# of players:

8-20 players

Expansion pack:

10 players

Expandable teams?:

No

Gender of players:

Flexible


VAMPIRE MURDER MYSTERY PARTY - MURDER AT TWILIGHT

Murder at Twilight at the Red Haven Cottage is a fun & exciting vampire-themed murder mystery for 8-12 guests!

Vampire murder mystery synopsis:
In the last three weeks, vampires around the world have been murdered at an alarming rate in a seemingly random fashion by a fellow vampire known only as the Global Vampire Slayer. Stat LeBacourt, the leader of the International Vampire Coven and the most powerful vampire in the world, has called an emergency meeting of vampires at the Red Haven Cottage in Three Forks, Colorado. You've been summoned and you will be there. This is how your story begins.

Minimum age:

14 years

# of players:

8-12 players

Expansion pack:

10 players

Expandable?:

No

Gender of players:

Co-ed

ONE TO


O MANY WITCHES WILL SPOIL THE BREW

This witch-themed murder mystery party is an entertaining and slightly spooky time for 5-8 adult ladies. Gather your wands, practice your cackle, and get ready to sleuth an awesome & spooky witch murder mystery!

It is time for the weekly 1300th Witch's Coven gathering where witches from all around prepare witch's brews, practice new spells and gossip about warlocks! Sometimes the witches can arrive in 'rare form' and upset the chemistry of the group, but nonetheless, this is a very important event to attend if you are important in the magical community! You are going to attend, as always, and have your hat, robes and broom ready to go. This is where your story begins...

Minimum age:

13 years

# of players:

5-8 players

Expansion packs:

4 players, 12 players

Expandable teams:

No

Gender of players:

Female


MURDER AT ANONVILLE MANOR MYSTERY PARTY

A traditional old mansion murder mystery party game for 8-15 guests, ages 16 and up (due to difficulty). By using the expansion packs, you will have 28 unique players and the ability to expand to over 40 guests by using expandable players. Not for novices- this game was created for those ready to sleuth an exciting murder mystery!

Mystery Synopsis

The historical Anonville Manor closed for business years ago due to a growing need for restoration and increasing rumors of eerie hauntings by ill-mannered spirits. The previous owners abandoned the rundown property in the middle of the night, never turning back. A secretive entrepreneur recently purchased the old bed & breakfast, renovated it, and submitted an official announcement to the media that the manor is now free of paranormal activity and has been restored to the pristine caliber of the good ole’ days when the estate was frequented by the high society of Anonville and rich and famous tourists. The new owner has chosen to remain anonymous for some mysterious reason. However, he or she has invited an eclectic group of townspeople to a VIP grand opening dinner party in the Majestic Ballroom of the hotel. You received an invitation. You are intrigued, but apprehensive at the same time. You are aware of some of the other guests on the invite list and sparks could fly. This is where your story begins...

Minimum age:

16 years (difficulty)

# of players:

8-15 players

Expansion pack:

5 players, 8 players

Expandable?:

Over 40 with expanded teams (including expansion packs)

Gender of players:

Co-ed


HALLOWEEN HOMICIDE IN DARK CLOUD MURDER MYSTERY

An entertaining clue-based murder mystery party for 7-12+ guests ages 13 & up in an old mansion setting for Halloween. Play as co-ed, all female or all male - the characters are gender flexible! There are two characters that you can expand into teams to grow your invite list! Plus, an additional 8 character expansion pack is available to expand your invite list further!

Halloween murder mystery party synopsis:

The Shade Hallow Manor is a 17th century mansion in Dark Cloud – an isolated town covered in a mysteriously dense fog. Built in 1670 by a legendary author named Shade Hallow, the estate is now an unkempt eyesore in the town. In his day, Shade Hallow was beloved, treated as royalty, as his literary works were fancied by all, including royalty. Shade Hallow Manor has exquisite architectural features, albeit weathered throughout the years. Weeds and high grass have long since replaced the flowering shrubs and ornamental trees that once adorned the property. The final members of the Hallow lineage passed away in the early 1700’s, leaving Shade's estate in the hands of the townspeople of Dark Cloud. The people have neglected to keep up with the place, mostly due to the legend that Shade Hallow still roams the corridors at night. A majority of the townspeople of Dark Cloud have banned together in hopes to remodel and reinstate the Shade Hallow Manor as a historical bed and breakfast. They believe that the old estate can generate tourism and an income for the town of Dark Cloud. Most of the townspeople stand behind the idea, although a few people are adamantly against the pursuit – stating that the manor is haunted and should be left alone. Most of the dusty cobwebs have been swept away and the Halloween Bash is ready to go in hopes of getting unanimous support from the residents of Dark Cloud. You live in Dark Cloud and are on the fence with whether or not you support the idea. You have been invited to attend the event, and this is where your story begins…

Minimum age:

13 years

# of players:

7-12 players

Expansion pack:

8 players

Expandable?:

40 players with teams (including expansion pack)

Gender of players:

Flexible

ZOMBIE MURDER MYSTERY GAME


A fun zombie-themed murder mystery party for ages 15 and up, 8-16+ guests. Non-gender specific - play co-ed, all female or all male! Expandable to over 40 guests with the main game by adding additional guests to play with the 3 expandable characters.

Zombie murder mystery synopsis:

Three weeks ago, the cheery town of Sunnyville was hit hard with a devastating plague that turned the living into horrifying undead zombies. Once the H5N1 zombie virus spread and the zombie population dominated the living within Sunnyville, the zombies staged a revolt and took over the government. The Center for Disease Control, hearing of this epidemic centered in Sunnyville, quarantined the town and the U.S. Government threatened to 'wipe out' the population of zombies to prevent further spreading of this viral nightmare. But the citizens of the newly-formed Zombie Town weren't the stereotypical aggressive zombies portrayed in movies, television and comic books. The citizens of Zombie Town were simply dead and decomposing but still the same as before - upstanding citizens! But with one gruesome exception: the virus gave them an intense craving for living human flesh! Because a mandatory vaccine against the H5N1 zombie virus was given to the human population outside of Zombie Town and the epidemic ceased to exist, human rights activists caught wind of the situation in Sunnyville (aka: Zombie Town) and formed the Save a Zombie Alliance. Millions banded together across the country and persuaded the United States government to sign an unprecedented peace treaty with the zombies. Ashes, the self acclaimed Emperor of Zombie Town, represented the zombies and outlined the truce with the U.S. President. The major clause in the treaty was that zombies would not cross the borders of Zombie Town unless on an approved journey by the U.S. President and they would never hunt living humans for food outside of their borders. Because there were extensive warning signs posted for miles surrounding Zombie Town's borders, there was an addendum in favor of the zombies that if a living human ended up inside the borders of Zombie Town, they were 'fair game' to be hunted, captured and on a zombie's dinner table. Ashes set forth the laws of Zombie Town and the treaty was to be signed by both Ashes and the U.S. President within 24 hours. The citizens were happy to be at peace with the United States Government. Thankfully, they discovered they could sustain themselves by eating pumpkins but pumpkins didn’t quite satisfy their appetite for living human flesh. Suppressing their cravings led to increasing irritability and with frustrations escalating in Zombie Town, Ashes knew s/he had to pump up the morale of the citizens. Leary of an impending civil unrest, s/he scheduled the Undead Festival which was a massive town-wide celebration with delicious pumpkin-inspired food, rockin' music and fun zombie games. And this is where the story begins...

Minimum age:

15 years

Number of players:

8-16 players

Available expansion pack:

10 players

Expandable?:

Expands to over 40 players with teams (including expansion packs)

Gender of players:

Flexible (most)

DOOM MANSION MURDER MYSTERY GAME

n entertaining clue-based murder mystery party for 6-9 guests ages 13 & up in a traditional old mansion setting. This is our only game where the victim is known prior to the game and is not a guest at the party. This game is a ‘starter’ mystery for beginning sleuths or sleuths who just want a light, entertaining mystery.

Mystery synopsis

Dr. Larry Doom - the heir of the Doom estate and famous chemist - led a troublesome life full of misery, lies, and deceitful practices. After receiving some bad news from his doctor that he wasn't as healthy as a horse anymore, he reflected upon the past and of all of the evil things he had done to those close to him over the years. In a fit of regret, he begged Miss Crimson - his niece and the only one left in his good graces - to host a dinner for him at the Doom Mansion so he could resolve all the differences with those he had wronged in the past. The guests accepted the invitation and the colorful cast of characters arrived at the mansion in style and ready to enjoy a delectable dining experience and to hear what Dr. Doom had to say. However, to everyone's shock, Dr. Doom was found murdered and the guests quickly rallied together to investigate whodunit, their motive, and how they did it before the police arrived. The guests did take a few breaks from the investigation to dine on a tasty dinner and play some amusing games as investigations are hard work! Then, while relaxing and savoring some yummy hot chocolate and desserts, they came to a final conclusion of the mysterious death of Dr. Doom. It appeared to the group that Dr. Doom probably should have made amends with at least one of the guests long ago. The moral of the story is...never waste time turning your enemies into friends as it could end up being a deadly mistake!

Minimum age:

13 years

# of players:

6-9 players

Expansion pack:

6 players

Expandable?:

No

Gender of players:

Co-ed


MURDER AT DEVONSHIRE MANOR MYSTERY PARTY

An entertaining clue-based murder mystery party for 7-12 guests ages 13 & up in an old mansion setting. Play as co-ed, all female or all male - the characters are gender flexible!

Mystery Synopsis

The Devonshire Manor is an 18th century mansion on the outskirts of the town of Pinehorn. It was once owned by the wealthy Devonshire family and is a legendary estate to the citizens of Pinehorn. In their day, the Devonshires were beloved, treated as royalty, as they owned more than half of the businesses in town. The Devonshire Manor has exquisite architectural features, albeit weathered throughout the years. Weeds and high grass have long since replaced the flowering shrubs and ornamental trees that adorned the property in its day. The remaining Devonshire lineage passed away in the early 1900’s, leaving their estate in the hands of the town of Pinehorn. The townspeople have neglected to keep up with the place, mostly due to the legend that the Devonshires still roam the corridors at night. The mayor of Pinehorn has made it her quest to remodel and reinstate the Devonshire Manor as a historical bed and breakfast. She believes that the old estate can generate tourism and an income for the town of Pinehorn. Most of the townspeople stand behind her, although a few people are adamantly against her pursuit – stating that the place is haunted and should be left alone. The mayor cleaned up the dusty cobwebs and is hosting a fundraiser bash for the townspeople of Pinehorn. She hopes to raise enough funds for her remodeling endeavors. You have been invited to attend the event and this is where your story begins…

Minimum age:

13 years

# of players:

7-12 players

Expansion pack:

No

Expandable?:

No

Gender of players:

Flexible


NON MURDER MYSTERY PARTIES

WACKY PUMPKIN TOWN PANIC – HALLOWEEN MYSTERY PARTY

A fun family Halloween Mystery Party (non-murder) for all ages, any groups! Ideal for families, church groups, youth groups, classrooms, or anyone who wants good clean fun on Halloween! You can expand the main game to 20+ characters and there is an expansion pack available (5M,5F) to expand to 40+ characters by playing certain characters as teams.

Halloween murder mystery synopsis:


It was time again for the Pumpkin Town Annual Halloween Celebration traditionally held at the Pumpkin Town Recreation Center. The town's people arrived on the scene in their best Halloween fashion in anticipation of the annual ultra-competitive Pumpkin Carving Challenge and Giant Pumpkin Contests! The guests kicked off the party with delectable appetizers while quizzing each other with amusing Halloween Trivia Ice Breakers. Some guests unveiled shocking news while a few simply acted as strange as ever. The guests showed their competitive spirits with some exciting Halloween games such as the Hilarious Halloween Dance Contest and the Creepy Disguise Challenge. Then, to everyone's surprise, a guest made an announcement of an astounding discovery from the Pumpkin Patch! The party continued with some more fun games such as the Halloween Movie Challenge and the Horrific Rap Contest! Then, everyone was shocked when a thief was exposed among them! The guests agreed that the bandit had to be caught - and fast! The guests rallied together and performed an intense investigation while only taking a break to feast on a delicious dinner and then to play some exciting games to relieve the tension of the investigation such as the What Fun Halloween Thing am I Challenge, the Balloon Blower Challenge and the Mummy Relay Extravaganza! Then, the guests enjoyed a yummy dessert while everyone came clean with their involvement with the crime...and the thief confessed! After a battle to win the rights to the treasure, the guests topped off the night with a great game of Halloween charades. Overall, it was an extremely memorable Halloween in Pumpkin Town.

Minimum age:

All ages

Number of players:

8-14 players

Expansion pack:

10 players

Expandable teams:

Expand to 40 players with expanded teams (with expansion pack)

Gender of players:

Flexible


PUMPKIN PALOOZA COSTUME BALL MYSTERY

A fun Halloween NON-MURDER mystery party for 8-12 guests, ages 13+ due to difficulty. 45 unique character roles with all three expansion packs and main game. Expansion packs will expand to accommodate 225 guests.

Halloween murder mystery synopsis:

It is time again for the annual Pumpkin Palooza Costume Party! Skull Manor is an old estate in the heart of Spider City known for its captivating architecture, mysterious ambiance and unspeakable history. The townspeople have been scurrying about the streets to get ready for the big night of great food, inspiring conversations and, of course, outrageous gossip. This has been a daunting year of dissension and discord among many of the residents of Spider City. Rumors of blackmail, thievery, and outrageous controversies have been circulating throughout the town’s grapevines. We all hope everybody can put aside their differences for a night of fun. If not, there may be misfortune on the horizon. This is where your story begins.

Minimum age:

13 years

Number of players:

8-12 players

Available expansion packs:

12 player, 12 player, and 9 player

Expandable?:

Expands to over 225 guests with teams (including expansion packs)

Gender of players:

All female or Co-ed

View Comments


×
×