As the Ball Drops New Year's murder mystery game

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An exciting New Year's Eve Murder Mystery Party game in a NYC Time's Square setting for New Year for 8-12+ guests!  Select the party ready option above, and our staff will fold and slip the clue cards for rounds one, two, and three into the envelopes to prevent you from seeing spoilers on the round cards. If you do not select this option, you will have some assembly required with your kit. The download version is a different product and does not come with the party pack, as they are not seamless and materials should not be used together.

Five out of ten difficulty.

Helpful Links:

 Sample game materials

 Murder mystery prop emporium

 Instant downloadable version - no shipping, no waiting

Kit A: 8-12 unique roles

 Host character list for Kit A

 Free, 12 player printable invitation

 Corresponding pre-game site for Kit A

Kit B-E: 8-18 unique roles plus expandable teams up to 33 players

 Host character list for Kit B-E

 Free, 18+ player printable invitation

 Corresponding pre-game site for Kit B-E


Murder Mystery Synopsis:

The Broadway Plaza Hotel of historic Times Square of New York City is hosting their fabulous annual New Year's Eve bash. The Who's Who of the Big Apple will arrive on the scene in designer garb and kick off the party by enjoying delectable appetizers and fun party games! You've got your VIP ticket and have booked your room at the famous Broadway Plaza Hotel.

You don't care for some people on the guest list, but you never miss a social event and you've come up with a killer outfit! This is where your story begins.

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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:
15 years due to difficulty
Difficulty rating:
Moderate, 5/10
Gender of character roles:
Minimum # of players:
8 players
Kit sizes:
5 different kit sizes, ranging up to a total of 33 players.
Expandable teams?:
Yes, kits C (5), D (10) & E (15) have expandable team players.
Date of publication:
December 2020
Unique content:
Bonus game content, free printable invitations, & menu suggestions.


  • 5
    So much fun!!

    Posted by Whitney on Jan 1st 2020

    We had soooo much fun NYE with the game!! I cannot wait to do another!!