Murder at Devonshire Manor mystery party
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! There are also two 8 player expansion packs to go along with this game to total 28 unique player roles. This is the instant download version of the game - no wait, no shipping fees - everything you need is included in the download. You will be able to download instantly upon purchase. For the boxed set, scroll down below 'helpful links' and click on the link to have us prepare your kit.
There are four PDF 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 08/24/2021
- Host character list
- Free, printable invitation
- Sample game materials
- 8 player Expansion pack #1 - Purchased separately
- 8 player 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
Murder 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.
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:
- 13 years
- Difficulty rating:
- Moderate, 4/10
- Gender of character roles:
- Flexible (besides 1m, 1f in expansion pack)
- # of players in main game:
- 7-12 players
- Expansion pack(s):
- 8 players in #1, 8 players in #2
- Expandable team players:
- Yes, can add up to 30 duplicates (police, reporter teams)
- Date of publication:
- September 24th, 2018 - Last revised on 08/24/21
Perfect for Devonshire Cooperative
Our university Cooperative house used this kit as a fundraiser and everyone had a fantastic time! The characters were amusing and the game kept everyone on their toes! Our house is actually called Devonshire, so this kit was perfect!
This is the Second Mystery Party we have ordered from here. First one was great. We have not done this last purchase yet. We are gathering a lot of props for this one. They make for a great party. You can put as little work into it with what they provide or as much work as you choose. They are great fun either way. Our goal for this Mystery Party , we want to have a lot of surprises lurking around each corner.
Great time had by all
We had 7 of us all required and it was a blast. We had some drinks while reviewing everyone's roles. We played for about 3 hours and it was a loads of fun. Everyone wants to do it again. Since it was our first time, I was a little worried that it would be difficult but it went super smooth and was lots of fun.
Lots of fun for our 8th grade team party!
I used the basic package for my 8th grade Destination Imagination year end party. The kids loved it. I was rushed so I did minimal prep-about 1 hour for preparing and distributing character packs and 1 hour for setup. I would definitely do this again and this time I'd do a lot more early work to generate excitement and involvement.
Love this game!
I hosted this party for a group of 20-30 year olds and it was so fun! Instructions are easy to follow, and the guests totally got into the game - I was so surprised.
I downloaded this murder for my daughter's 14th birthday. We had 7 girls at the party and it turned out to be a blast! I picked this one because the costumes were simple and doable! Everyone came dressed up and I was surprised how well they stayed in character! I would definitely recommend and will probably host another one for my other children too!!!