Halloween Homicide in Dark Cloud murder mystery
An entertaining clue-based murder mystery party for 7-12+ guests ages 13 & up in an old mansion setting for Halloween. Play as co-ed, all female or all male - the characters are gender flexible! There are two characters that you can expand into teams to grow your invite list! Plus, an additional 8 character expansion pack is available to expand your invite list further! This is the instant download version of the game. No waiting, no shipping fees! For the party ready pack version, click on the link in the helpful links section below.
- Host character list
- Free, printable invitation
- Sample game materials
- 8 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 for your players
Murder Mystery Synopsis:
The Shade Hallow Manor is a 17th-century mansion in Dark Cloud, which is an isolated town covered in dense fog. Built in 1670 by a legendary author named Shade Hallow, the estate is now an unkempt eyesore. In his day, Mr. Hallow was beloved and treated like royalty, as all loved his literary works.
Shade Hallow Manor has elegant architectural features, albeit they have been weathered throughout the years. Weeds have replaced the flowering shrubs and ornamental trees that once adorned the property. The final members of the Hallow lineage passed away in the early 1700's, leaving Shade's estate in the hands of the townspeople. Unfortunately, the people have neglected the place, primarily due to the legend that Shade Hallow's ghost roams the corridors at night.
Most of the townspeople have banded together and hope to remodel and reinstate the property as a historic bed and breakfast. They believe the old estate can generate tourism and income for Dark Cloud. Most people stand behind the idea, although a few are adamantly against the pursuit – claiming the manor's haunted and should be left alone.
Most of the dusty cobwebs have been swept away, and the Halloween bash is underway. You live in Dark Cloud and are on the fence about whether or not you support the idea of hosting an event there. However, you have been invited to attend, and this is where your story begins.
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- Minimum age:
- 13 years
- Difficulty rating:
- Moderate, 5/10
- Gender of players:
- # of players:
- 7-12 players
- Expansion pack:
- 8 players
- 40 players with teams (including expansion pack)
- Date of publication:
- Unique content:
- A few blackmail notes.
- Game license:
- Single, private use. For the game license's Terms and Conditions, see below.
I threw this murder mystery party for my husband birthday and we had a blast! The game was organized and very easy to follow, which I loved! I loved the idea suggestions! None of my guest had ever experienced a party like this so they were a little skeptical at first but once everyone got into it it was so much fun! I am about to order my second game for the kids for Halloween! Definitely a repeat customer here!
Played with 7 kids—12 to 15... everyone had fun. The clues kept us guessing and the characters were really all very fun. Loved the unisex characters — maximum flexibility. We will buy another.
We did this Dark Cloud mystery party for my birthday! It was fun and detailed. The whole family ebjoyed dressing up and getting into character. I am glad we started a week out because everyone had time to make their character their own. We will be doing this again!
My friends and I enjoy a good murder mystery. We all dress up and really get into it. This was a great story and had a lot of us fooled til the very end. It was so easy to order this game online and then download the information for the parts, characters, costumes and narratives. Pretty easy to follow. The company will assist you if you have trouble with part of the story. We didn't need any assistance. But there were lots of fun and laughs! We decorated the house, but you don't have to. I will look to the company again for our next one! Thanks!
This was the first party that I hosted, and I wanted something that was going to be challenging since our party was older teen and early 20 somethings. Well this was fantastic. I was a main character and had no idea what was going on which I loved. Since it was our first time it was rough around the edges, but it was the best party I've had in a while. It was also more difficult than I was expecting, and yet some of the guests still got it correct. Plenty of red herrings and the black mail notes were so cool. 100% would reccomend.
This is probably the 5th one I've ever hosted and it was a great one. Instructions were clear and easy to follow. Even the older guest had a great time!