Murder at the Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball game

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A Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball-themed murder mystery party for 7-9 guests ages 15 & up in an old mansion setting. This is an in-person, traditional format game. Play as co-ed, all female or all male - the characters are gender flexible! Additional expansion packs available up to 27 unique players plus add up to 30+ duplicate, expandable team players with expansion packs #1-2 (57+ players total). 

This is the instant download upon purchase version of the game - no waiting, no shipping fees! Easy to host, easy to prepare.  For the boxed version, click on the link under "helpful links" to have our staff prepare a kit for you.

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Five out of ten difficulty.

Helpful Links:

Host character list
Free, printable invitation
Sample game materials
Expansion Pack #1 - Purchase separately
Expansion Pack #2 - Purchase after Expansion pack #1
Boxed version - My Mystery Party staff prepare your party ready kit
Direct your guests here - the corresponding pre-game site at Your Mystery Party

Mystery Synopsis:

The citizens of New Orleans are thrilled that the owners of the old Madison Avenue Mansion are hosting the annual Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball again this year. However, everybody knows that when events are held at the mansion, something always goes wrong. The Madison Avenue Mansion is an infamous manor, built in the mid-1800s, and rumored to be haunted by ill-spirited ghosts. Wedding ceremonies held there end in divorce, travelers that stay there go missing, and even one time during a gala event, an uninvited ninja that tried to rob the guests choked to death after stealing a bite of cake!

Nonetheless, outside of a few mishaps, nothing has ever gone seriously wrong at the annual Mardi Gras masquerade. You are a thrill seeker and want to attend the event. You knew the tickets were limited, so you were first in line to get yours. You’ve picked out the perfect mask and this is where your story begins. 

How to Host a Large Party: 

  • 9 unique players from the main game (purchased separately)
  • 9 unique players from expansion pack #1 (purchased separately)
  • 9 unique players from expansion pack #2 (purchased separately)
  • Up to 15+ players as deputies with Sheriff Nelson as their leader (comes with expansion pack #2)
  • Up to 15+ players as the tabloid crew with Poppi Parazi as their leader (comes with expansion pack #2) 

Totals: 27 unique players and 30+ expandable team players for 57+ players in the game!

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Minimum age:
15 years for difficulty
Difficulty rating:
Moderate, 5/10
Gender of character roles:
# of players:
7-9 players
Expansion pack:
9 players, and 9 players
Expands to over 57 players with deputies and tabloid crew (both expansion packs needed)


  • 5
    Lots of fun!

    Posted by Brie on Jun 17th 2024

    Bought this for my 15 year old’s birthday party with teens 14-18 and they had a blast! No one figured out the killer but they all came in character and had a great time!

  • 4
    18th Birthday Fun without trying!

    Posted by Christina on Oct 20th 2021

    For a bunch of teenage adults playing their characters halfheartedly without any costumes/menus/extras (All I got was the PDF and I only used the invites and main game) WE STILL HAD LOADS OF FUN. Language is all very American (Aussie here) but we still tried hard to solve the mystery and come out with two winners. We played with the minimum and had fun discovering our characters as we divulged clues to other people.

  • 5
    This was awesome!!

    Posted by Heidi on Apr 2nd 2021

    We had a blast playing absolving this game! The package came quickly, was organized, allowed for me to prepare the game without knowing the details or outcome so I could play too! We will definitely purchase another game to play in the future!

  • 5
    Good Time

    Posted by Trisha Ely on Feb 8th 2021

    I used this for an all female cast and they had a wonderful time!

  • 5
    Mystery Masquerade in New Orleans

    Posted by Unknown on Apr 16th 2018

    This was a great game! My daughter and her friends had a great time and really got into it.

  • 5
    Everything in one package

    Posted by Unknown on Mar 30th 2017

    I used this for my daughter's 16th birthday party...everyone had a blast.

  • 5
    Mardi Gras mystery party

    Posted by Twila Cooley on Mar 6th 2017

    Have not had it yet. Ask me later how it went.