CSI murder mystery party game
An exciting CSI-themed mystery party for 8-15+ guests, ages 14 and up! Any combination of genders: co-ed, all female or all males! Perfect for any occasion! Can also be used for educational purposes! This is the instant download upon purchase version of the game - you have everything you need to play upon purchase, so no waiting, 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
- 7 character expansion pack (Purchased separately)
- Boxed version (Our staff will prepare your kit)
- Player pre-game site at Your Mystery Party
Murder Mystery Synopsis:
It is almost time for the International CSI Association conference in the lovely city of Anonville. The who’s who of the forensic world is already trickling into the Grande Resort & Hotel. The crème de la crème of forensic investigators will present their exciting and innovative forensic science research projects to their colleagues, followed by the traditional social hour where a delectable buffet-style dinner will be served. The forensic investigators from around the globe will relax, enjoy good food and catch up on the past year’s research findings. They’ll be sure to discuss their big cases and trade interesting stories from the crime scenes they’ve investigated over the past year.
It’s well known that some of these investigators have a turbulent history and have not always gotten along harmoniously. Social media outlets have been peppered with posts of ill intent, and scandals are brewing at the surface. However, the event hosts are in good spirits about the conference and believe the CSI personnel will remain professional and the conference will go off without a hitch. They may be dreaming. Many think there may be enough fuel added to the fire for a public eruption by putting these people in the same room. You’ve got your itinerary and are set to arrive at the Grande Resort & Hotel tomorrow morning. This is where your story begins.
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, 4/10
- Gender of character roles:
- # of players in main game:
- 8-15 players
- Expansion pack(s):
- 7 players
- Expandable team players:
- Expands to over 35 players with a team (including expansion pack)
- Date of publication:
- May 2016
I hosted this in June 2021 (thankfully lockdown was over), hired a Conference room and got friends and family together - using expansion packs too. It was my first time hosting and guests participated at varying levels of enthusiasm and gusto. A fun night was had by all.
We played this one over the weekend for my daughter’s birthday and with her group of friends. In all we had 12 characters played and all were around the 16-17 age range. Everyone had a great time and the party was a huge success. Now, I do have some recommendations for others thinking about trying this. Please please please, if you are thinking of hosting one and you and the group is not very familiar with how to play these then I HIGHLY recommend you have someone (adult preferred) to be the actual Host and not try to play a character. Too much is going on that things can get a little jumbled. This is especially true if you are playing the host and don’t want to spoil the story of who the victim is. We had an issues where the victim just didn’t understand the timing and what they were supposed to do and ending up dying way too earlier and in the wrong place. It would have been better if the host (not playing a character) could have been there to make sure that it played out correctly. It made for some interesting story corrections that had to be done. It also helps to know that ppl can have someone to go to ask questions if they are confused about something. Even still though we all had a great time.
Best murder mystery i ever played Congrats
This was our first time hosting a Murder Mystery Dinner. The guests had a great time. I being the host, tried to participate not knowing the details (had hubby stuff envelopes). I strongly suggest dressing up and committing. I know if we do another one, we will know what to expect / how to play so it will be even more fun!
Played with group of 14 20 year olds, everyone had so much fun and got into character. Great flexibility to be able to add and take players for no shows etc. Only bad thing is always the same murderer so can't play again with same bunch.
I LOVE that this product has two options for purchase. I bought the kit for my son's birthday party and chose to do the work myself, which was a huge savings. But I can see myself purchasing a kit in the future for a party for friends, and buying the complete package. I would highly recommend the product AND the website. There is SO much information available to make the party a success. I love it!
I bought this murder mystery for my daughter's 13th birthday party with CSI theme. I had 14 girls and they had a blast! I was surprised how much they got into it, stayed in role, and worked hard to find the murderer! They had so much fun!!! The directions were easy to follow and I had fun getting everything set up. I would highly recommend this for a fun party !
A group of 12 played this game at my home and we all had such a good time, we are already planning the next. My advice is to get the optional props (tshirt, halo, makeup, etc.) because it is so funny to decorate your victim!