Murder at Skull Manor Costume Ball | Party Ready Pack
A fun Halloween murder mystery party for 8-12 guests, ages 13+ due to difficulty. 45 unique character roles with all three expansion packs and main game. Expansion packs will expand to accommodate 225 guests (see outline on how to host a large party below). 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. 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.
- Click here to view the character list!
- Click here for the free, printable invitation for 12 players!
- Click here to view sample game materials.
- Click here to view the 12 character expansion pack #1 character list. (8-24 player kit) Click here for the free 24 player invitation.
- Click here to view the 12 character expansion pack #2 character list. (8-36 player kit) Click here for the free 36 player invitation.
- Click here to view the 9 character expansion pack #3 character list. (8-45 player kit) Click here for the free 45 player invitation.
- Click here for the instant download version of the game!
- Direct your guests to the corresponding invitation site at 'Your Mystery Party'
Costume Ball Mystery Synopsis
It is time again for the annual Skull Manor Costume Ball! Skull Manor is an old estate in the heart of Spider City known for its captivating architecture, mysterious ambiance and unspeakable history. The townspeople have been scurrying about the streets to get ready for the big night of great food, inspiring conversations and, of course, outrageous gossip. This has been a daunting year of dissension and discord among many of the residents of Spider City. Rumors of blackmail, thievery, and scandalous controversies have been circulating throughout the town’s grapevines. We all hope everybody can put aside their differences for a night of fun. If not, there may be misfortune on the horizon. This is where your story begins.
HOSTING A LARGE PARTY WITH THIS GAME CAN BE ACCOMPLISHED AS FOLLOWS:
- Main Game: 12 Unique Players
- Main Game: 15 Expandable Players as Darby Yontz’s Viking Tough Run Staff (Vikings)
- Expansion Pack #1: 12 Unique Players
- Expansion Pack #1: 15 Expandable Players as Mo Plinker’s Colleagues (Contortionists)
- Expansion Pack #2: 12 Unique Players
- Expansion Pack #2: 15 Expandable Players as Bruce Kent’s Citizen’s on Patrol (Superheroes)
- Expansion Pack #3: 9 Unique Players
- Expansion Pack #3: 15 Expandable Players as Bonnie Capone’s Mob (‘20s Gangsters)
- Expansion Pack #3: 15 Expandable Players as Jess Bigsby’s Telemarketers (Business Casual)
- Expansion Pack #3: 15 Expandable Players as Micki Fish’s Cast Mates (Monsters)
- Expansion Pack #3: 15 Expandable Players as Vic Beeber’s Cast Mates (Survivors)
- Expansion Pack #3: 15 Expandable Players as Kris Nance’s Cyborg Engineers (Cyborgs)
- Expansion Pack #3: 15 Expandable Players as Stevie Jett’s World Travelers (Tourists)
- Expansion Pack #3: 15 Expandable Players as Theo Wimbly’s Artifact Dealers (Mummies)
- Expansion Pack #3: 15 Expandable Players as Heather Bank’s Entourage (Security)
- Expansion Pack #3: 15 Expandable Players as Ash Spinx’s Managers (Witch/Wizards)
This game will accommodate 45 unique players by using the main game and all three expansion packs. You can also expand the game to over 225 players by adding duplicate players to the teams as described below (it does require you purchase all expansion packs, as well). We will add to your kit in teams of 10 duplicate players. Therefore, if you order 30 duplicate players, you'll receive 10 Vikings, 10 Contortionists, and 10 Citizens on Patrol.
TOTAL PLAYERS: 45 UNIQUE CHARACTERS AND 180 DUPLICATE TEAM MEMBERS = 225
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- Minimum age:
- 13 years
- # of players:
- 8-12 players
- Expansion pack:
- 12 players, 12 players and 9 players
- Expands to over 225 players with teams (including expansion packs)
- Gender of players:
- Co-ed or All Female