614 Scarlet Ct. Murder Mystery Block Party

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An exciting home block party murder mystery party 7-20 players (8 female, 7 male, 5 either gender), ages 15+ years for difficulty - this is a moderate sleuth. Two players are expandable, expand to over 50 players. With the 10+ character expansion pack, you can have over 75 players!  This is the instant download version of the game - no waiting, and there's nothing to be shipped, so you avoid shipping fees. You will have everything you need in the file - just print, prepare and play. For the boxed kit, see below, under 'Helpful Links.' 

There are four PDF files to download with this game - a host instruction file, printable file, solution key, and an optional free invitation file. 

Difficulty rating.This game was updated on 9/30/21.

Helpful Links:

Host character list
Free, printable invitation
Sample game materials
 10+ character, Expansion pack (Purchased separately)
Boxed version (Our staff will prepare your kit)
Direct your guests here - the corresponding pre-game site at Your Mystery Party

Murder Mystery Synopsis:

The Dawson family moved into their new home at 614 Scarlet Court and are hosting a block party. Isabella Dawson is an experienced party host, and it only took her two months in the small town of Shady Oaks to earn the title of town gossip. Nonetheless, the invitees are ready to relax and unwind.

Rumors of blackmail, backstabbing, and revenge have circulated about town since Isabella mailed the invitations, and tension is building in the air. Maybe Isabella should have done more research before she handpicked a group of foes? 

Isabella promises to do her best to distract the party attendees with a fun night of great conversation, fantastic food, and exciting party games. Let’s hope everyone stays on their best behavior. You received your invitation and would die before you missed this party. You love drama. This is where your story begins.

Follow My Mystery Party's board Murder and Mayhem at 614 Scarlet Court- Murder Mystery Party on Pinterest.

If you wish to host this (or any other) game for profit, you will need a commercial license - click here.

Minimum age:
15 years for difficulty.
Difficulty rating:
Moderate, 5/10
Content Warning:
There are mentions of OCD and other mental illnesses in this game.
Gender of character roles:
Number of players in the main game:
7-20 players
Expansion pack(s):
10 players
Expandable team players:
Expands to over 50 players with teams, to over 75 with the expansion pack & team
Date of publication:
Sept. 2010. Last revised on 9/30/21


  • 5
    Fantastic time

    Posted by Heather Collins on May 27th 2023

    This was a great pack for our party of 30 people. Instructions and suggestions were easy to follow. I had a friend help me stuff envelopes so I could play. We had a fantastic night of figuring out who the killer was. Everyone showed up in character with props - I added clothing suggestions in the mailed invitations. We made lots of themed drinks and food to help set the mood. Great party!

  • 4
    Fun evening

    Posted by Unknown on Jun 27th 2021

    Had been searching for a while to find the right murder mystery game! Completed this game with a group of 17 and everyone had a great time. I did unfortunately find out who the murderer was when organizing the paper work but was still fun!!

  • 5

    Posted by Stephanie on Jan 5th 2021

    I did this with a group of 8 people and we had SUCH a fun time! I was worried about whether or not people would get into character, but with everything this product provided, it was hard not to! We had a really great time and learned a lot... we definitely want to do another one again! I will mention, I had a friend who couldn't come do a lot of the organizing of the cards in envelopes for me. I was really thankful for that, because it would have been difficult to cut out and place each person's round 2 and 3 cards in their envelopes without anything being ruined. If the host is planning on playing, I recommend finding someone to do this for you!

  • 5
    So much fun

    Posted by Joy on Nov 10th 2020

    I hosted my first murder mystery party with a bunch of friends and family.. it was 20 people so all of the characters were played. I’m honestly surprised at how much fun everyone had. I sent out the character roles 2 days prior to the party and I told everyone it was optional to dress in character but the majority of my guests dressed up which was awesome. Everyone really got into the game and played they’re characters well. I was nervous about making someone a victim but the person who played the victim really loved it. I hosted it but I also played a character. I will be purchasing another game because I have a lot of people telling me how they want to do this again.

  • 5
    Super Fun

    Posted by Kellyin L Molinari on Jan 6th 2020

    We threw this together in about 24 hours - It still worked out great. We even did the pre -game Texts. That was so fun because we had things to talk about as the guests arrived from the second I opened the door as the host. We did the block party in the winter but still did Hamburgers and Block party type food and stated that due to the inclement weather we had to move the party inside. We decorated Tiki Bar type decorations. I feel like it is super important to set the stage and stay in character. It made all the difference. The game is super easy to follow and clear and concise directions. I was the host and still played - I did not look at any of the cards and I had no idea who the murderer was~! I would do this again and buy another game for sure!

  • 5
    You'll have a blast with any of these mysteries!

    Posted by Thomas Weiland on Dec 12th 2019

    These are put together very well, which makes it easy to host a mystery. We have had nothing but great comments from attendees.

  • 4
    Great Evening!

    Posted by Taren on Apr 12th 2019

    This is my second "My mystery party" kit and I really enjoyed it. I downloaded the PDF, and did my own props. I loved that it was a block party, because I made it a potluck to make hosting easier on myself. Everyone got really into it, and we ran it for exactly 3 hours, just like my last one. That included mingling for ~45 minutes while eating finger food, then we started dinner and got round 2 cards shortly after. There was another hour of intense conversation as people interrogated each other after the victim reveal. Then we had a dessert "break" during which people wrote out their accusations. We compiled them, then did the round 3 wrap up, ending exactly 3 hours after we started. We didn't do the mini games, and I had about 13 people, but it was a great number for people to be easily interacting throughout the event and sharing what they needed with each other. Interestingly, our victim was nearly 40 minutes late, so we spent a while realizing that many people did not like them-- and by the time the victim arrived, the characters were all ramped up! We were a little disappointed that the complete motive behind the murder was something related to an optional character. I wish that character had been required so we would have had a clue what was going on there, rather than just getting the timeline correct.

  • 5
    Highly Recommended

    Posted by 4 Paws Games and Publishing on Jan 7th 2019

    This was our first hosted event so we were a little wet behind the ears. I found the story to be not only interested, but there were some surprising character revelations that I didn't see coming. The game was humourous and well-liked by all. There were a few times when someone almost spit out their drink from something said and there were plenty of laughs. We ran this game twice and it was interesting to see how it was played a bit differently by the characters for each one. I would highly recommend this game.

  • 4
    Great mystery - party was a success!

    Posted by RF on Apr 9th 2018

    This was a great time!