Murder at Devonshire Manor murder mystery

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An entertaining clue-based murder mystery party for 7-12 guests ages 13 & up in an old mansion setting. 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! 

 Select the party ready option above, and our staff will fold and slip the clue cards for rounds one, two, and three into the envelopes to prevent you from seeing spoilers on the round cards.  If you do not select this option, you will have some assembly required with your kit.

Four out of ten for difficulty.

Helpful Links:

 Sample game materials

 Instant downloadable version

Kit A:

 Host character list for Kit A

 Free, 12 player printable invitation

 Corresponding pre-game site for Kit A

Kit B:

 Host character list for Kit B

 Free, 20 player printable invitation

 Corresponding pre-game site for Kit B

Kit C-E:

 Host character list for Kit C-E

 Free, 28+ player printable invitation

 Corresponding pre-game site for Kit C-E


Mystery Synopsis:

The Devonshire Manor is an 18th century mansion on the outskirts of the town of Pinehorn. It was once owned by the wealthy Devonshire family and is a legendary estate to the citizens of Pinehorn. In their day, the Devonshires were beloved, treated as royalty, as they owned more than half of the businesses in town. The Devonshire Manor has exquisite architectural features, albeit weathered throughout the years. Weeds and high grass have long since replaced the flowering shrubs and ornamental trees that adorned the property in its day.

The remaining Devonshire lineage passed away in the early 1900’s, leaving their estate in the hands of the town of Pinehorn. The townspeople have neglected to keep up with the place, mostly due to the legend that the Devonshires still roam the corridors at night. The mayor of Pinehorn has made it her quest to remodel and reinstate the Devonshire Manor as a historical bed and breakfast. She believes that the old estate can generate tourism and an income for the town of Pinehorn.

Most of the townspeople stand behind her, although a few people are adamantly against her pursuit – stating that the place is haunted and should be left alone.The mayor cleaned up the dusty cobwebs and is hosting a fundraiser bash for the townspeople of Pinehorn. She hopes to raise enough funds for her remodeling endeavors. You have been invited to attend the event and this is where your story begins.

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Minimum age:
13 years
Difficulty rating:
Moderate, 4/10
Gender of players:
Flexible (1M, 1F from expansion pack #1 and the rest gender flexible)
Minimum # of players:
7 players
Kit sizes:
5 different kit sizes, ranging up to 58 total players.
Expandable teams?:
Yes, kits D (15) & E (30) have expandable team players
Date of publication:
September, 2018. Last revised on January 2021
Unique content:
A few blackmail notes.
Game license:
Single, private use. For the game license's Terms and Conditions, see below.


  • 5
    The kit was impressive

    Posted by Bat Mitzvah Mom on Jul 18th 2021

    I really liked the kits appearance. It was way better than if I had printed it myself. The kids had a wonderful time. They got into their roles and were keen to play along. I was impressed from Round 1 to finding out who the killer was. The 13 year old girls had an amazing time.