Bloodwood Masquerade Murder Mystery
A masquerade ball murder mystery party game for 8-18 players, ages 14 and up due to difficulty. This is an in-person, face-to-face formatted game. Characters are flexible gender, so this game may be played co-ed, all female or all male. There are two expansion packs available (purchased separately) to include 40 unique players. Also, the game is expandable to over 130 players. This is the instant download version of the game, you will have everything needed to play within the download, and there's nothing to ship, so you avoid shipping fees. No waiting, just download, print, prepare and play! Don't want to prepare your game? No worries - for the party ready pack (boxed set), click on the link below in the helpful links section.
There are four files to download with this game - a host instruction file, printable file, solution key, and an optional free invitation file.
*This game was updated on 8/13/21. Game release date: July, 2014.
- Click here to view the character list!
- Click here for the free, printable invitation!
- Click here to view the 6+ character expansion pack #1 - expand to over 100 guests!
- Click here to view the 16 character expansion pack #2 - expand your guest list even further!
- Click here to view sample game materials.
- Click here for the boxed version - have My Mystery Party staff prepare your game kit!
- Click here to check out the Murder Mystery Prop Emporium!
- Direct your guests to the corresponding pre-game site at 'Your Mystery Party'
Bloodworth Falls is an isolated town plagued with scandals. The townsfolk bicker in the streets, and many believe the local government is corrupt. Nevertheless, the mayor is hosting a mysterious masquerade ball in the old Bloodwood Castle. The tickets to the event have sold out in record time. The townspeople are curious to find out why the mayor would put effort into doing something positive in this hopeless town of gloom. Anticipation for the event hangs thickly in the air, and many are already hunting for the perfect mask. You are worried what will happen on this night when toxic people come together. You are alarmed, as you didn't purchase your ticket - it was placed in your mailbox in an unmarked envelope. Somebody wants you there, but you don't know why. This is where your story begins.
Hosting a large game:
(See character lists for details):
- 18 unique players from the main game.
- 6 unique players from expansion pack #1
- 16 unique players from expansion pack #2.
- Up to 15+ duplicate Magician's Assistants led by Lou Violet, Expansion Pack #1.
- Up to 15+ duplicate Makeup Artists led by Izzy Maroon, Expansion Pack #1.
- Up to 15+ duplicate Production Assistants led by Cass Chocolate, Expansion Pack #1.
- Up to 15+ duplicate Entourage Members led by Bruno Ivory, Expansion Pack #1.
- Up to 15+ duplicate Mobsters led by Maria Lime, Expansion Pack #1.
- Up to 15+ duplicate John/Jane Doe characters, Expansion Pack #1.
This instantly downloadable game accommodates 40 unique players by using both expansion packs and an additional yet optional ability to expand to over ~130+ guests by using teams (duplicate players) with expansion pack #1. View the character list of expansion pack #1 for further details. The game may expand above 200, but not much further than that.
If you wish to host this (or any other) game for profit, you will need a commercial license or provide us with your 501C number for a charity fundraiser - click here.
- Minimum age:
- 14 years
- Number of players:
- 8-18 players
- Available expansion packs:
- 6 players, 16 players (purchased separately)
- Expandable players:
- Expands to 130+ players with teams (from expansion pack)
- Gender of players:
this was so much fun! Can't wait to do it again. Love the names for the characters
I used this game to have some fun just before Halloween with my grade 9 class. They have English as their second language and I did have to help some of the students, but for the most part, it was great fun. I put out snacks and extra activities (cards, mastermind, face painting, balloon twisting) so they would talk to one another more naturally... but they were instructed not to stay in one place too long and try to speak to everyone at the party. We did it in 2h but it would have been better if we had had a bit more time 2.5-3h. Lots of fun, the kids had a great time!
We hosted this murder mystery for our daughter's 16th birthday party. Everyone dressed up in costume, remained in character and had an absolute blast! Highly recommend!
We tried this for an activity for our cousin's trip and had a great time. The plot and everything was easy to follow and included everyone no matter how big or small of a part. We enjoyed it and will definitely try another one.
We did this murder mystery for my daughter's 18th birthday party with 18 people. It takes a bit to set up with putting everything in envelopes (cutting everything out and 3 x 18 envelopes with writing on the front takes time!) It was a lot of fun and worked really well to get the groups of friends from different places to chat to each other. Everything was included in the pack. The extra effort with creating an atmosphere is totally worth it. We went with a darkened room, lots of candles and a red, black, gold and silver theme (because it was BLOODwood!) Pro tip: You really need to have a host who does not participate but just makes sure things run smoothly and gauges when the next round should start. I highly recommend this pack. It was just what my daughter wanted and worked so well!
This game was fantastic for a party of 30 people. I purchased expansion pack one and was worried about characters like magician’s assistant and production assistant but those characters had there own clues and seemed happy enough! The game got everyone from different social circles talking, helped people get out of their comfort zones and was a massive hit. The game even comes with a suggested menu and a bunch of unrelated mini games too.
This was our 5th kids mystery party and it was great. Kids always have fun and the kit is easy to follow.
We did this on New year's Eve. There was 10 of us male and female and we had so much fun. It was kinda easy to figure out who was the victim. That's the only bad thing I could say. They thought of everything and made planning so easy and fun.
We had 9 guests playing who really got into the roles they were given. Every one of them was a first timer for live role play. I wished I had recorded some of the different interactions as they were legit. At one point I was afraid the neighbors might call the police because of the conversations that took place outside! We lit up the back yard and staged different seating arrangements there. We also rearranged the living, dining and family rooms to encourage movement and “private” conversations without people being on top of each other.