Abby Manor Masquerade Ball Murder Mystery

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A masquerade ball murder mystery party game for 8-18 players, ages 14 and up due to difficulty. There are two expandable characters to expand to as many optional characters as you need! There is also an expansion pack available with an additional 6 unique players that can expand with teams to over 144 players. This is the instant download upon purchase version of the game - no waiting, no shipping fees! You will have everything needed to play the game upon purchase - nothing has to be shipped.  Easy to host, easy to prepare.  For the boxed version, 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.  You must use Adobe Reader (free software that you can download at to view the PDF file, as a PDF is an Adobe product. 

Format: this is a traditional, mingling, clue-based game (downloadable version) for in-person groups. For virtually-formatted games that are ideal for video chat platforms, click here.

Gifting: the standard game license does not allow transfers, so you cannot purchase a download as a gift. For gifts, click here for gift certificates, or use the link below for the boxed version of the game (party pack). 

Five out of ten difficulty.This game was updated on 08/24/21

Helpful Links:

Host character list
Free, printable invitation
Sample game materials
6 character expansion pack (Purchased separately, has expandable teams to cover more players)
Boxed version (Our staff will prepare your kit)
Free, pre-game site at Your Mystery Party

Murder Mystery Synopsis:

The Anonville Historical Society is hosting the annual masquerade charity event known as The Abby Manor Masquerade Ball. The estate, built in 1842, requires constant maintenance and restoration due to the age of the property, and because it is the town of Anonville's treasured landmark.  

This event is the talk of the town and attracts the most intriguing party guests. It will be an exciting evening full of glam and glitz as the guests reveal their fabulous masquerade masks! You have purchased a ticket to the ball, and this is where your story begins.

How to Host a Large Game:

  • 18 unique players from the main game.
  • 6 unique players from expansion pack #1 (purchased separately)
  • Up to 15 duplicate Federal Agents led by Jamie Bond, Main Game.
  • Up to 15 duplicate Reporters led by Tele N. Ewe, Main Game.
  • Up to 15 duplicate Entourage Members led by Jon Volta, Expansion Pack #1 (purchased separately).
  • Up to 15 duplicate Henselman Family Members, Expansion Pack #1(purchased separately).
  • Up to 15 duplicate Bodyguards led by Malev O. Lent, Expansion Pack #1 (purchased separately).
  • Up to 15 duplicate Sous Chefs, led by Ramsey Gordon Expansion Pack #1 (purchased separately).
  • Up to 15 duplicate Historical Society Members Expansion Pack #1(purchased separately).
  • Up to 15 duplicate Anonville Police Officers Expansion Pack #1(purchased separately).

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

Minimum age:
14 years
Difficulty rating:
Moderate, 5/10
Gender of character roles:
# of players in main game:
8-18 players
Expansion pack(s):
6 players
Expandable team players:
Expands to over 144 players with teams (including expansion pack)
Date of publication:
August, 2009. Last revised on 08/24/21


  • 5
    Fun family party

    Posted by Unknown on May 18th 2021

    I bought this pack for my 24th birthday party and it was a hit! I was glad you could download it right away because I only planned a week ahead. The instructions were easy to follow. I bought the expansion pack. We had about 25 players. Everyone had a blast! Good for all ages. The masquerade theme was so fun because everyone dressed the part! I would highly recommend this party.

  • 5

    Posted by Unknown on Nov 13th 2019

    We had a party of 20, plus two hosts. It was very easy to manage a somewhat fluid guest list right up to the day of the party. The most awesome thing was that no one had figured out who did it until only three people were left to confess. Well done!

  • 5
    Lots of fun

    Posted by Mars on Oct 30th 2016

    Great time for friends and family. Started the guests off with a few drinks to loosen them up and let the fun begin.

  • 5
    Easy to host, easy to play, fun by all

    Posted by Unknown on Sep 28th 2016

    Our group had a smashing success. Easy to follow instructions and great mystery.

  • 5
    Fast and easy

    Posted by Unknown on Jul 29th 2016

    I got this product and was able to put it together quickly and it gave me step by step instructions. Thank you!!