As the Ball Drops New Year's murder mystery

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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! This is the instant download version of the game, no waiting, no shipping fees - everything you need is included in the download. For the boxed version, see the link below under the 'Helpful Links' section.

You will receive a host instruction file, printable file, and a solution file. For the free invitation, see below, under helpful links. 

This is not a virtual game - this is a traditional, in-person game to play at home.  If you want a virtual game, click here - we have a growing selection of themes, including a New Year's Game - When the Clock Strikes Murder. 

Five out of ten difficulty

Helpful Links:

Host character list
Free, printable invitation
Sample game materials
6 character Expansion pack - Purchase separately 
Boxed version - My Mystery Party will prepare your party ready kit
Direct your guests here - the corresponding pre-game site at Your Mystery Party

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 to kick off the new year! 

This is where your story begins. 

If you wish to host this (or any other) game for profit, you will need a commercial license or provide us with your 501C number for a charity fundraiser - click here.

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Minimum age:
13 years
Difficulty rating:
Moderate, 5/10
Gender of players:
# of players:
8-12 players
Expansion pack:
6 players
Up to 33 players as a team


  • 4
    Fun for NYE

    Posted by Cathy Cole on Jan 2nd 2020

    We used the game on NYE with adult and teens. It was fun and quite interactive. It gave a fun focus to the evening. There was a lot of preparation for the host.

  • 5
    Great game for NYE!

    Posted by Heather Lopez on Jan 1st 2020

    Bought this game to play on NYE and it was a lot of fun! We had eight players of all age ranges and the game flowed well. When the victim was revealed it was hilarious. If you are looking for something interactive to do that gets everyone engaged then look no more!

  • 5
    Great party for teen girls

    Posted by Unknown on Jan 2nd 2018

    This was a wonderful 14th birthday party ( on New Years 2017 )for our daughter. We actually had one girl nail the conclusion. It was fun and we all had lots of laughs. We had 8 girls it was perfect! Thanks!

  • 5
    Tons of fun!

    Posted by Unknown on Nov 28th 2017

    My group of 12 had a blast with this game. Will be hosting another one soon.