Game of Crowns

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A festive medieval murder mystery party for 7-12 guests (7F, 4M, 1 either), ages 15+ for difficulty. The game is co-ed but may be played as all-female with required players. There are 4 available expansion packs, so this game may expand to 40 unique players. 

Note: there are 6 required females for this game. This is the instant download upon purchase version of the game - no waiting, no shipping fees as nothing needs to be shipped! You will have everything needed to play in the game file. Easy to host, easy to prepare. 

Five star difficulty rating for Game of CrownsThis game was updated on 04/24/2015.

Helpful Links:

Host character list
Free, printable invitation
Sample game materials
7 character, Expansion pack #1 (Use first. Purchased separately)
7 character, Expansion pack #2 (Purchased after Expansion pack #1)
7 character, Expansion pack #3 (Purchased after Expansion pack #2)
7 character, Expansion pack #4 (Purchased after Expansion pack #3)
Six Kingdoms of the Ethos Realm
Boxed version - My Mystery Party staff prepare your game kit!
Murder Mystery Prop Emporium
Free, pre-game site at Your Mystery Party


Murder Mystery Synopsis:

Over the last century, the Ethos Realm has become more disordered and tumultuous. The relationships between the six kingdoms have deteriorated, but with the impending marriage between the House of Langstone and Tyrele, there is hope for peace and unity. Queen Crestian Langstone has invited all royal families from the Ethos Realm to the Castle of Westerfell to join in celebration the night before her son’s wedding.

It is curious that some of the invited guests have previously been banished or have fled the Kingdom of Westerfell for fear of their lives, but for some peculiar reason, they have accepted the queen’s invitation and will attend the festivities. Does the queen have ill-intentions, or is she turning over a new leaf and extending the olive branch to her former foes?This is where your story begins. 

If you wish to host this game for profit, you will need a commercial license - click here.

Minimum age:
15+ due to difficulty
Difficulty rating:
Moderate, 5/10
Gender of character roles:
Co-Ed with all available players, but all-female with required
Number of players in the main game:
7-12 players
Expansion pack(s):
4 expansion packs, all with 7 players each
Expandable team players:
Date of publication:
April, 2015


  • 5
    When the mace hits just right.

    Posted by Kristen on Nov 3rd 2019

    First time being involved in a murder mystery party. I hosted 20 friends and we all had a BLAST. 10/10 would recommend or 5/5 in this case. It took us 3 hours to complete and we could have speeded it up or added bonus activities to slow it down. Everyone was engaged. We had a few people that preferred it to be assigned characters so they played detectives and pirates (to support one of the King’s roles). Everyone was asking when the next party will be. We will definitely host again through this site. A few details for those who wonder about game play. Clue cards are distributed at the beginning of 3 rounds. The game gives information for each character to tell to others and specific instruction to tell specific characters information. It would be super helpful to wear name tags, have the characters introduce themselves and get into their family grouping. There is not a script or narrater. The information is a lot at first, but the clues are reiterated so you do t miss anything important. The host will be able to play the game without knowing who the victim or murderer are if that is what they wish. Also, the murder happens during the game, which was really fun. The victim is able to continue to play and try to solve their murder as a ghost, but ours just walked around and heckled everyone after their murder.

  • 4
    Tons of fun!!

    Posted by Unknown on Feb 13th 2018

    This game was great!!! All of my guests had fun playing it. The only problem is that there wasn’t enough male characters for my party. And I didn’t want to have to buy another expansion pack just to get a couple more male roles.

  • 4
    Game of Crowns

    Posted by Unknown on Dec 17th 2017

    We have been hosting My Mystery Party murders every Christmas for a few years now. So last August we just couldn't wait & decided to play A Game of Crowns on a hot Summer night. Many were fans of a certain fantasy tale with a similar name, but this game worked well even for those who had not followed that other story. I found it more difficult to prepare materials without peeking at this particular game, so I had to email mymysteryparty with questions several times. As always I received patient, clear, helpful & above all prompt replies. For our next adventure, my family is looking for a game where the murder has already occurred, so we will be choosing Last Will & Testament. You can't beat My Mystery Party for variety & choice. We will keep this party going for years to come!

  • 5
    Teens had a great time with this medieval mystery

    Posted by Unknown on Aug 23rd 2016

    I chose Game of Crowns for my daughter's surprise 15th birthday party. This was the first time I've ever had anything to do with a murder mystery party, and I had one week to prepare it. The kit was easy to use and the instructions were clear enough for this first-timer to pull off a successful party. I had a couple questions and Nancy responded immediately to my emails -- at night. It was great to feel like I'd be able to get an answer quickly if anything else came up. The girls were all very excited about the party, and they all had a great time. It was challenging for them to figure out the entire situation (the age range seems about right), but they got it sorted out, although only one guessed the murderer correctly. I was glad that it was challenging enough for smart 15-year-olds without being risqué or off-color. It was fun to see them get used to their roles and to hear them start talking with each other in character. My only little disappointment was that I couldn't help seeing who the murderer was as I prepared the clues. Also, I had to buy an expansion pack to have roles that seemed to fit everyone, but it was still worth the price. I debated between this mystery and a more established and popular one, but I chose this one because it was more in line with my daughter's interests, and I'm very glad I did -- it was perfect. We're all looking forward to finding another excuse to have another murder mystery party before too long, and it will definitely be from this site.