Cadbury Mansion murder mystery game
A spooky murder mystery set in a haunted mansion for 8-16 players. This game is expandable to over 50 players with the expansion pack (8 characters, purchased separately) and the expandable teams that come with this purchase (see further details below). This is the instant download upon purchase version of the game - no waiting, nothing to ship, so no shipping fees! Easy to host, easy to prepare.
There are four PDF files to download with this game - a host instruction file, printable file, solution key, and an optional free invitation file.
- Host character list
- Free, printable invitation
- Sample game materials
- 8 character expansion pack (Purchased separately)
- Boxed version (Our staff will prepare your kit)
- Free, pre-game site at Your Mystery Party
Murder Mystery Synopsis:
Victoria Cadbury, a mysterious heiress of Golden Grove, is hosting an unprecedented dinner party at the Cadbury estate in honor of The Golden Grove Historical Society. Not one for being invited to exclusive events, you were bewildered when the invitation arrived in your mailbox. The 18th-century manor has a tragic history, and there are many reports of malevolent ghosts haunting the property. Nevertheless, your curiosity has burdened you, and for this reason, you cannot miss this once-in-a-lifetime event. This is where your story begins.
How to Host a Large Game:
- 16 unique players from the main game.
- 8 unique players from expansion pack #1 (purchased separately)
- Up to 15+ duplicate CBC News Crew players led by Tele N. Ewe, (this purchase)
- Up to 15+ duplicate RBC News Crew players led by Cooper Anderson, (this purchase)
Note: You do not have to add the expansion pack to use the expandable teams. You can use those at any time, but they are not unique player roles - they are duplicated news crew players to play under Tele or Cooper. But if you are wanting to save money and would like to avoid purchasing the expansion pack, the expandable teams are included with the main game.
If you wish to host this (or any other) game for profit, you will need a commercial license - click here.
- Minimum age:
- 16 years for difficulty and mention of a historical massacre, ghosts.
- Difficulty rating:
- Moderate, 6/10
- Gender of character roles:
- # of players in main game:
- 8-16 players
- Expansion pack(s):
- 8 players (purchased separately)
- Expandable team players:
- Expands to over 50 players with two expandable reporter teams that come with the main game purchase.
- Date of publication:
- October 2008
- Unique content:
- Fun twist at the ending.
- Game license:
- Single, private use. For the game license's Terms and Conditions, see below.
I’m sure we didn’t map this game as well as we could, but it didn’t matter we had so much fun. It was very engaging. Flowed nicely. All around great fun.
I used this for a group of 8 people and it worked great! Everything went smoothly and it couldn’t be easier to set up and run. This is the first one I have used and I am looking forward to using more, everyone is looking forward to our next murder mystery! Plus this has a great twist :)
We decided to do a small party for my daughter’s birthday and this was a perfect way to celebrate! I loved the surprise ending...didn’t see it coming! We will do another one in the near future. I highly recommend.
Best Halloween yet. From the game trailer to the invitation PDF and suggestions; it was well done. Hosted a halloween party for our friends and it was awesome. Everyone took it seriously and came well dressed and in character. Will definitely host more of these murder mysteries.
We have never been to or hosted one of these before this one. Our guest had an absolute fantastic time. Setting the house up took minimal effort but, of course I had to push the envelope. We set up fog machines for the guests to experience as they arrived. When the actual party started, we kicked in the lightning machines outside the house along with the sound inside which really set the atmosphere. All costume suggestions were matched by those playing and really took it over the edge and made it super fun. Since this was a setting of a fundraiser, we played right, left, center during one of the breaks in order to add to the fundraising feel. Everyone who attended had never participated in a murder mystery game but, always wanted to do so. I would definitely recommend this game. We are now expected to host these every Spring.
Great game. We had 18 people, and everyone felt involved. It was a very fun game, and we will definitely be doing more of them!
This was our first ever murder mystery party, and it was fantastic!! We played with the expansion and had a total of 22 guests! The instructions were easy to follow and really set us up for a great evening. We had a mixed group of friends so there were several people who didn't know each other, but that didn't really matter. Once the game starts everyone gets their clue card, and it really didn't matter as the game starts and everyone gets into character. As hosts we weren't spoiled at all except for a few minor details that we were able to guess or infer based on some of the instructions, ie when the murder was going to happen, and who was suddenly missing from the group. This was so minor that it didn't even matter and we were definitely surprised with how everything unfolded. We got rave reviews from all of our guests even the ones who were a little unsure at first. Can't wait to start planning next years party!
The game is easy to set up, the host instructions were clear. The plot was full of details and we could have played it for a lot longer than planned, as there's a lot to do. We didn't play any of the bonus games, due to time restrictions, but it's good that you can adapt the game to how much time you have. I'd use this website again.
Loved the bonus games, loved the plot, loved the twist, my friends and I had a ball!