Murder at the Luau murder mystery party game

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Backyard luau themed murder mystery party for 8-15 gender flexible players, ages 13+ due to difficulty. Host in the backyard or other venue with or without a swimming pool!  This is an in-person, face-to-face traditional format. This is the instant download version of the game. You'll have everything needed to play the game with the download - nothing needs to be shipped, so you avoid shipping fees and there's no wait!  For the party ready pack (boxed set), click on the link below in the helpful links section.

There are four PDF files to download with this game - a host instruction file, printable file, solution key, and an optional free invitation file.

Five out of ten difficulty.This game was updated on 08/31/21.

Helpful Links:

Host character list
Free, printable invitation
Sample game materials
10 character, Expansion pack #1 (purchased separately)
10 character, Expansion pack #2  (purchased separately)
Boxed version - My Mystery Party staff prepare your game kit
Free, pre-game site at Your Mystery Party


Murder Mystery Synopsis:

Sun City is a small town outside of Hollywood that is a celebrity vacation destination with beautiful beaches, excellent weather and wonderful resorts. Darby Cerulean, a local magician of Sun City, is hosting a to-die-for backyard luau party. Everybody in Sun City is talking about what an epic party this will be. Rumors have flown around the grapevine that Darby’s guest list might not be exclusively the crème de la crème of high society, but why should anybody question Darby’s motives?

Darby promises that it will be a fun time in the sun with exciting party games, wonderful luau-inspired delicacies, and stimulating conversation. You have received your invitation, and it is time to pick out your most festive luau attire for the party. This is where your story begins.

How to Host a Larger Party:

    • Main game file: 15 unique players
    • Expansion pack #1: 10 unique players (purchased separately)
    • Expansion pack #2: 10 unique players (purchased separately)

Follow My Mystery Party's board Summer Luau Party Ideas on Pinterest.

Commercial Licensing: If you wish to host this (or any other) game for profit, you will need a commercial license - click here.

Minimum age:
13 years
Difficulty rating:
Moderate, 5/10
Gender of character roles:
# of players in main game:
8-15 players
Expansion pack(s):
10 players, and 10 players (both purchased separately)
Expandable team players:
Date of publication:
May, 2015, and last revised on 08/31/21


  • 4
    Entertaining for teenager's birthday party

    Posted by Unknown on Aug 30th 2018

    We wanted to do something different for my daughter's 15th birthday party. We purchased the game and set the decor with luau props The friends all showed up as per their character except maybe for one. You get really into it but you need to read your clue and discuss with the other people. By the time the killer is revealed, no one had guessed it; not even the killer! Overall, it was fun and entertaining.

  • 5
    So much fun!

    Posted by Ariana Cazares on Aug 26th 2018

    This was a hit at the party I hosted! We had never been to a mystey party and we're nervous about our first go, but it was FUN! Once the event began, we were so entertained that we didn't realize a few hours has passed! The characters were funny and this package came with everything we needed.

  • 5
    Will do again soon!

    Posted by R.C. on Aug 2nd 2017

    Instructions were great and easy. Game was well thought out, and fun!

  • 4
    Awesome party!

    Posted by Grace on Aug 28th 2016

    Had a blast at my luau

  • 5
    Lots of fun!

    Posted by Unknown on May 24th 2016

    We had two families, for a total of 9 people, playing this game. We had a great time! The instructions were clear and the game was easy to put together. I would suggest if you don't want to know the answer of "whodunit", then purchase their preprinted product, so you don't see any clues.