Grillin', Chillin', and Killin' murder mystery party

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A summer fun block party theme murder mystery party game for ages 14+, 14 players, gender flexible - play as all-female, all-male or co-ed. Two 6 character expansion packs are available to total 26 unique players! You also have an expandable player in expansion pack #1 that can be expanded to up to an additional 10 players. This is the instant download version of the game - no waiting, no shipping fees, as there is nothing to be shipped! You'll have everything that you need to play with the game file. For the boxed set, see the party ready pack link under the helpful links section below.

Five out of ten difficulty.This game was updated on 1/26/18.

Helpful Links:

 Host character list
 Free, printable invitation
 Sample game materials
 6 character, gender-flex expansion pack #1 (Use first. Purchased separately)
 6 character, gender flex expansion pack #2 (Purchased after expansion pack #1)
 Boxed version (Our staff will prepare your kit)
Free pre-game site at Your Mystery Party

Murder Mystery Synopsis:

The neighbors of Sunny Lane are an eclectic group of people. Most of them get along fabulously, but others have unfortunately plunged their wicked hooks into others, causing mayhem, despair and serious misunderstandings. Nonetheless, the neighborhood Home Owner’s Association has decided to move forward with the annual block party in hopes that it will bring those engaging in combat to a truce; and the neighborhood will be able to live happily ever after in harmony.

This year, the block party will be held at Kris Angels’ home. Kris, a professional magician that strongly upholds the Magician’s Oath and Code of Ethics, doesn’t typically invite guests over - in fear that magical secrets may become popular knowledge. Rumor has it that Kris has rented a storage facility in order to hide certain gadgets, contraptions and props from the guests.

You have received your invitation, and cannot wait to soak up some sun, play backyard party games and enjoy some delicious grilled food with your neighbors. This is where your story begins.

How to Host a Larger Party:

  • 14 players from the main game (purchased separately)
  • 6 players from expansion pack #1 (purchased separately)
  • Up to 15 players with a team with Tele Ewe as the RBC News Crew (expansion pack #1)
  • Up to 6 players with expansion pack #2 (purchased separately) 

There are 26 unique players and an additional 15+ you can invite as duplicate team players totaling 40+ players on your guest list 

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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:
14 years
Difficulty rating:
Moderate, 5/10
Gender of players:
# of players:
Expansion pack(s):
6 players and 6 players
Expandable team players:
Expands to over 40 players with expansion pack team and expansion packs.
Date of publication:
Last revised on 1/26/18


  • 5
    So much fun!

    Posted by A. on Jun 22nd 2022

    We did this game with a 50/50 mix of experienced and new players. It worked wonderfully and everyone had a great time!

  • 5
    Great summer fun!!

    Posted by Althea on Jun 21st 2022

    I love all the murder mysteries I have purchased. I use them at work as a group activity and everyone loves them They dress up according to their character and get right into it. I purchased both of the expansion packs to have enough characters. Each time I have had one more and more people sign up! We are going to be grilling out and making a full afternoon of it.

  • 5
    All the Kids had a Great Time!

    Posted by Unknown on Jul 15th 2019

    The instructions were clear and easy to follow, this was our first murder mystery at the library. We weren't able to hand out the character packets until everyone arrived but it all went very well, no problems at all. We will be doing this again as all the kids had a great time. We are looking for one to do at Halloween.

  • 5
    Easy as to run

    Posted by Mia on Apr 12th 2019

    Not complicated. Didnt require a lot of prep. Fun. A good intro mystery to get into the groove of hosting them.

  • 5
    Great game for teens

    Posted by Mel on Sep 11th 2018

    I bought this for my son's 16th birthday. They had such a great time. They had to talk and interact with each other. No one was on their cell phones. They laughed and laughed at each other as they played out the different roles and tried to guess who did it. No one guessed who the killer was, it was a total surprise. We will do more games like this in the future.

  • 5
    Good time had by all!

    Posted by DeEtte on Aug 21st 2018

    Even the victim had fun! (We had her talk in a ghostly voice so she could still contribute.) The storyline was interesting, the clues were good but not too easy. All 12 adults got into their character, and some heated discussions occurred, but the 3 children present knew it was a game and played happily in another room. Delightful afternoon! I like that the nonessential characters never knew they were!

  • 5
    my mystery party is the best!

    Posted by Tobin Garrett on Jun 17th 2016

    The materials are great. The party was great. The support form mymysteryparty was great.