Red Rose Masquerade Ball. A virtual murder mystery game.

Murder at the Red Rose Masquerade | Virtual Murder Mystery

Instant download upon purchase (PDF file, websites, videos)
  • Product Description

    A night of indulgence and elegance with a virtual masquerade ball 6-12 players, ages 13+ (may be played with 4-5 and expanded to cover unlimited players with the expansion pack and spectator file). This is the instant download version of the game - no shipping fees, no waiting, no hassle. This game takes approximately 2 hours to play and has required video content.

    Date of publication 11/21/20

    5-star.jpg Click here to review the details regarding the challenge level  


     Click here to view the character list!
     Click here for the 5 (non-suspect) character expansion pack.
     Click here for the free, printable invitation! 
    Click here to check out the Murder Mystery Prop Emporium! 
     Direct your guests to the corresponding pre-game site at 'Your Mystery Party'


    Sutton Springs is a popular vacation hotspot with locals who know how to cater to the rich and famous. Many scandals have recently hit the national news, and Mayor Lillian Moon has decided to host the Red Rose Masquerade Ball – a massive gala designed to distract everyone from the town's current happenings. Mayor Moon has promised to livestream the event worldwide to generate tourism to the city and promote a positive and fun image for Sutton Springs. Livestreaming is a risk, and the townsfolk hope that nothing shocking or reprehensible happens for all to see. You've received a ticket to the ball at the luxurious Regal Rose Resort. You cannot wait to reveal your mask as you stroll down the red carpet and into the opulent Dream Ballroom.  This is where your story begins.


    • Host instruction file - including bonus games to play virtually, player instructions, and a timeline sheet (abbreviated instructions) for your event.
    • Optional to use: checklists for the host.
    • 12 character packets (PDF files) to send to your players in advance of the party. They include instructions, a character bio, suspect list, and three rounds of game play (optional pre-game, round one materials, round two materials). 
    • Solution keys for the game - host can play along without spoiling the game.
    • Editable text field player contact sheet for pre-game tasks
    • Three videos - round one, round two, and a solution video
    • Free invitation (optional to use)
    • Free pre-game website (optional, but suggested) 
    • Spectator file to expand the game to unlimited players - this is a non-suspect, non-character player file.
    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.   Note: we are not issuing waivers between September 2020 and January 2021.
  • Other Details

    Minimum age of player: 13 minimum for difficulty. This game is a 5 rated game, but has appropriate content.
    Number of players: 4-12 unique roles.
    Gender of players: All flexible
    Expansion pack: 5 unique (non-suspect) roles plus a spectator file (comes with the main game) to expand to 100+ on a video chat.
  • Product Reviews


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    1. Fantastic and easy to get our head around

      This was perfect for my mum’s 60th birthday. I was only able to get on to organizing on Thursday night for a Saturday night play, but it was perfect! My not-super-tech-savvy family all got into it and it went off pretty much without a hitch.

      Highly recommend doing the pre-game tasks. My family were able to get through them all in the limited time available and it really helped get into character and get excited.
      on Aug 26th 2021

    2. Fun experience!

      Overall this was a fun experience for our work social (small group of 8 individuals).
      We weren't able to do the pre-game, but we did tell each other about what we were supposed to do (we didn't have time before the game).

      As I had never lead or played a murder mystery before, it was a bit confusing to start out, but it's laid out quite well (I was also a character at the same time). All of the information packets were great for each person, and the videos were a nice added touch.

      While our group did not pick the murder, we could have probably done a more difficult game, but a 5 was a good place to start. Would for sure play another game!
      on Feb 25th 2021

    3. Great time!

      This was such a fun way to spend my birthday during quarantine. The characters were fun, and running the game was simple and easy. Totally worth the money! on Feb 8th 2021

    4. A great virtual birthday!

      Very easy to to organize and host. No glitches for us, but many troubleshooting ideas and a support number to call if needed. Everyone enjoyed getting into character ahead of time. All of the material was helpful. Everyone really enjoyed it! We played with the full amount of 12 players and it ran smoothly. We used Facebook messenger, which was free and worked well. We got a multi pack of eye masks off amazon and mailed them out to everyone. A great first experience doing a virtual game. on Jan 31st 2021