Murder at Anonville Manor murder mystery game

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A traditional old mansion murder mystery party game for 8-16 players, ages 16 and up (due to difficulty). By using the expansion packs, you will have 28 unique players and the ability to expand to over 40 guests by using expandable players. Not for novices - this game was created for those ready to sleuth an exciting murder mystery!

Spoil yourself, and choose the party ready option above, and our dedicated staff will fold and slip your clue cards for rounds one, two, and three into the envelopes to prevent you from seeing spoilers on the round cards.  Without the party ready option selected, you will have some assembly required with your kit and there will be spoilers upon opening the kit and viewing the rounds 2 and 3 clue cards.  The download version is a different product and does not come with the party pack, as they are not seamless and materials should not be used together. 

8 out of 10 murder mystery rating difficulty. Click here to review the details regarding the challenge level - This game was updated on 9/21/2021

Helpful Links:

 Sample game materials

 Instant downloadable version - no shipping, no waiting

Kit A: 16 unique roles

 Host character list for Kit A

 Free, 16 player printable invitation

 Corresponding pre-game site for Kit A

Kit B: 24 unique roles - Expansion pack #1

 Host character list for Kit B

 Free, 24 player printable invitation

 Corresponding pre-game site for Kit B

Kit C-E: 32 unique roles - Expansion pack #2 plus expandable teams

 Host character list for Kit C-E

 Free, 32 player printable invitation

 Corresponding pre-game site for Kit C-E


Mystery Synopsis:

The historical Anonville Manor closed for business years ago due to a growing need for restoration and rumors of hauntings by boorish spirits. The previous owners abandoned the rundown property, never turning back.

A secretive entrepreneur purchased the old bed & breakfast. The property has undergone renovations, and the owner announced to the media that the manor is free of paranormal activity, and has been restored to the pristine caliber of the good ole’ days when the estate was frequented by the rich and famous. The proprietor has chosen to remain anonymous, but the townsfolk have found that choice to be quite mysterious. An eclectic group of guests has received invitations to the grand opening dinner party to be held in the legendary Majestic Ballroom of the estate. You are on the guest list. You are intrigued, but apprehensive, as not everybody on the invite list gets along well, and sparks could fly. This is where your story begins.

How to Host a Larger Party:

  • 16 unique players from the main game
  • 8 unique players from Expansion Pack #1 (24 player kit)
  • 8 unique players from Expansion Pack #2 (32 player kit)
  • 15 duplicate team players  from the CBC-TV news crew (47 player kit) and 15 players from the RBC-TV news crew (62 player kit)
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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:
16 years due to difficulty
Difficulty rating:
Not for novices - 8/10
Gender of character roles:
Minimum # of players:
8 players
Kit sizes:
5 different kit sizes, ranging up to 62 total players.
Expandable teams?:
Yes, kits D (15) & E (30) have expandable team players
Date of publication:
2007. Last revised in October, 2023 (previous versions will not be seamless).
Unique content:
Fun icebreaking match up.
Game license:
Single, private use. For the game license's Terms and Conditions, see below.


  • 5
    So much fun!

    Posted by Unknown on Jun 13th 2021

    We played this with adults and teens ages 14-17 and had the best time. The teens loved it, it sent us for twists, and the characters were so much fun. 10/10, we can't wait to do our next one

  • 5
    Incredible Experience

    Posted by Unknown on Apr 12th 2021

    This was our first venture into hosting (or playing) a Murder Mystery and I cannot say enough great things about this game: characters are full of personality and well thought out; game materials (we bought the prepared package) was high quality and very well organized; instructions were crisp & clear; and the mystery itself was intriguing. Including ourselves, we had 11 players. Reading the reviews, I was worried about the Sherlock rating of this game, but we had 4 players that nailed every part of the solution (place, weapon, room and motive), and several that got all but 1. Although I have no basis of comparison, 11 seemed to be a perfect number (probably anywhere between 8-12 would be) as we all had a chance to engage in fulsome conversations with each other to explore clues. Not sure how you interact with 32+ people, but a lot of hosts do it so it must work. Leading up to the night of the party, I had a few clarifying questions and the mymysteryparty support e-mail was very responsive and helped me navigate through a few nuances. We will definitely be purchasing another game.

  • 5
    6th Annual Party

    Posted by Marjorie on Sep 24th 2019

    We have used for all of our murder mystery parties. This is our 6th annual and we are all so excited. We usually host about 20-25 friends but it has become such a popular party, we had to expand to 32 this time. So excited to have this party

  • 5
    So much fun

    Posted by Allie on Feb 20th 2018

    I used this game for my birthday on Saturday and it was so much fun! Everyone got into and got dressed up. It was a good challenge and kept us on our toes! I loved the story as well. I wish I could play it again!

  • 5
    Fantastic! Terrific! Bravo!

    Posted by Joanna on Jun 26th 2016

    I've done a few murder mystery parties from this company and they are by far the best. They have so many bells and whistles with their games and the mysteries are all different and fun to figure out who did it. This game was very challenging and my group had a blast with it. The character's aren't elaborate, so big costuming isn't needed - just a few props and they were good to go.

  • 5
    Lots Of Fun!

    Posted by Leslie0404 on Jun 20th 2016

    We just completed our mystery game this weekend, it was a BLAST! Everyone got very into their characters and the story line. We will be doing this again.