Murder at Anonville Manor mystery party

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A traditional old mansion murder mystery party game for 8-16 guests, ages 16 and up (due to difficulty). By using the expansion packs, you will have 32 unique players and the ability to expand to over 62 guests by using expandable teams of reporters. Not for novices - this game was created for those ready to sleuth an exciting murder mystery! This is the instant download upon purchase version of the game - no waiting, download instantly, and there's nothing to ship, so you avoid shipping fees!  Easy to host, easy to prepare.  For the party ready pack, click on the link below in the helpful links section.

Included: there are four PDF files to download with this game - a host instruction file, printable file, solution key, and an optional free invitation file.  You must use Adobe Reader (free software that you can download at to view the PDF file, as a PDF is an Adobe product.  

Format: this is a traditional, mingling, clue-based game (downloadable version) for in-person groups. For virtually-formatted games that are ideal for video chat platforms, click here. 

Gifting: the standard game license does not allow transfers, so you cannot purchase a download as a gift. For gifts, click here for gift certificates, or use the link below for the boxed version of the game (party pack).  

8 out of 10 murder mystery rating difficulty.

Helpful Links:

 Host character list

 Free, printable invitation

 Sample game materials

 Murder mystery prop emporium

 8+ character Expansion pack #1 - Purchased separately

 8 character Expansion pack #2 - Purchased after Expansion pack #1

 Boxed version - My Mystery Party will prepare your party ready kit

 Direct your guests here - the corresponding pre-game site at Your Mystery Party

This game is unique and does not contain a forensic report.

Murder Mystery Synopsis:

The historical Anonville Manor closed for business years ago because of a desperate need for restoration and daft rumors of ghost hauntings. 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 exclusive group of guests have 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 (purchased separately)
  • 8 unique players from Expansion Pack #2(purchased separately)
  • 15 duplicate expandable team of the CBC-TV News Crew with Tele N. Ewe from the main game
  • 15 duplicate expandable team of the RBC-TV News Crew with Pat Couric from Expansion pack #1 (purchased separately)

This totals 62 players for the guest lists, including 32 unique character roles and 30 additional reporters that play in two teams. 

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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 (difficulty)
Difficulty rating:
Not for novices - 8/10
Gender of character roles:
# of players in main game:
8-16 players
Expansion pack(s):
8 players, 8 players
Expandable team players:
Over 60 with expanded teams (including expansion packs and expandable teams)
Date of publication:
2007. Last Rev. January 17th, 2018
Unique content:
Icebreaking challenge
Game license:
Single, private use. For the game license's Terms and Conditions, see below.


  • 4

    Posted by Megan on Oct 26th 2021

    I did this with a group of 9 people. The instructions are very detailed. We all had a great time, but we figured out the murderer very quickly. It was obvious who was going to get murdered too. The difficulty was hard according to the website but I disagree. -------------------- From MMP STAFF: We are super glad you had a blast at your mystery party. We just wanted to note that our games are extensively beta tested and we listen to feedback from hosts. We will pass along your review, but we are going to stand with the difficulty rating at this time. Thank you for your helpful review!

  • 4
    Fun but a lot of directions!

    Posted by Jennifer Stoudt on May 6th 2020

    We ordered the game to download for a game at home. It was A LOT of pages , over 75!!. The instructions are single spaced and a lot to take in. I think this could definitely be simplified. Thank you for breaking up the Covid-19. Doldrums. ---------------------- From MMP STAFF: We are glad you enjoyed the game. As of 2021, the game has been updated to separate the host instructions, printables, and solutions. There are only 38-45 pages to print in the kit. Thank you for your valuable feedback!

  • 5
    So much fun - Not for Beginners

    Posted by Unknown on Jan 2nd 2019

    We did this for our New Years Eve party this weekend . It was a blast!! The game had great outline for the host. People are already talking about doing another murder mystery next year with hopes of it being an annual tradition. Everyone got into playing the game. We had a ton of laughs. Only downside was I didn't listen to the other posts. It was our first time ever trying a murder mystery. Unfortunately nobody solved the mystery. That was NOT the games fault. The game is very detailed and easy to host. If this is your first time playing or hosting I would try something a bit easier.

  • 4
    Very fun but maybe not for beginners

    Posted by Hannah on Nov 18th 2018

    We have never done a murder mystery before. We used the first 8 characters that were required. As the host I got myself very familiar with the instructions given to me by My Mystery Party. This was such a fun idea and the experience is completely one of its own. I would say that this level of difficulty might have been poor planning on my part for the first one ever. We were surprised at how much thought and effort had to be put into solving it and found that the party died down and people started getting frustrated toward the end of the 2nd round. We all agreed that this is something we will continue to do but we will just have to be work our way up the latter!

  • 5
    Mysteriously Fun

    Posted by Unknown on Oct 28th 2018

    The game was great, no one guessed who the murderer was, everyone had a great time. Thank you for making the games easy to follow & the flow was continuous. The side games were good as well to give breaks while dinner & dessert was being served.

  • 5
    Great party!

    Posted by Emily on Oct 28th 2018

    Played this game with a group of 14. People really enjoyed getting into character. Only two of the guests correctly guessed the murderer, so I stand by this being a fairly difficult game. We loved it! Definitely would recommend to others.

  • 4
    Really fun

    Posted by Niki on Jun 10th 2018

    Overall it was a really great time! We had a mixture of 21 people ages 13-90, and it worked.

  • 5

    Posted by Stephanie on Mar 5th 2018

    So this was our very first Murder Mystery Dinner Party.... it was a great success! Everyone had a great time, characters were really fun and costumes we're very cool. Story seemed good , everyone left saying " when's the next one" Totally recommend!

  • 5
    ***** 5 Stars!

    Posted by Greta on Feb 2nd 2018

    I downloaded the game and it was very organized and easy to follow. Preparing the kit for the party was very easy. Guests had a great time.