Murder at the Walgrave Astoria Costume Ball

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A Costume Ball Murder Mystery for 8-20 guests, ages 14+. Expansion pack (purchased separately) adds 4 unique players that can be expanded into teams. See how to host a large party below. This Costume Ball Murder Mystery Dinner Party Game can be played as CO-ED or all female with the required characters. Great as a Halloween murder mystery party game or host it on any occasion throughout the year!
Your guests can wear any costume that they wish, as it's a costume ball! This is the instant download upon purchase version of the game - no waiting, no shipping fees, as nothing needs to be shipped! You'll have everything needed to play with the game file.  Easy to host, easy to prepare. 

You will receive a host instruction file, a printable file and a solution file. The free invitation and pre-game website link are both below, under 'helpful links.'

Five out of ten star difficulty.

*Note: this game was updated on 09/09/21

Helpful Links:

Click here to view the character list!
Click here for the free, printable invitation!
Click here for the 4+ character expansion pack.
Click here to view sample game materials.
Click here to have My Mystery Party staff prepare your game kit!
Direct your guests to the corresponding invitation site at 'Your Mystery Party'


Mystery synopsis:

It’s time again for the annual Walgrave Astoria Costume Ball. The who’s who of the town are preparing their most fabulous costumes for the exclusive event.  The Walgrave Astoria, founded in 1907, has been cited as the grandest hotel experience in the world!  It is a preeminent luxury hotel for kings, presidents, ambassadors, stars of stage and jetsetters from around the world.  

Excitement is buzzing in the air as Nicole Wilton, Toyoka, and Zangelina Holie are rumored to be on the VIP guest list this year!  You were fortunate enough to purchase a ticket to this esteemed event. This is where your story begins.

How to host a large party with this costume ball:

20 unique players from the main game (this game)

4 unique players from Expansion Pack #1 (purchased separately)

20 players as Gloria Garcia’s assistants from Expansion Pack #1 (purchased separately)

20 players as Patricia Praper’s assistants from Expansion Pack #1 (purchased separately)

20 players as Colleagues of Binko Bonko (clowns) from Expansion Pack #1 (purchased separately)

20 players as Donnie Jepp’s Entourage from Expansion Pack #1 (purchased separately)

104 players total. *You could stretch the expandable teams a bit more if you needed to.

If you are playing this in a public forum, advertising online/in-print, hosting for profit or as a benefit to your business, you'll need a commercial license. 

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Minimum age:
14 years
# of players:
8-20 players
Expansion pack:
4 players
Expandable to over 100 with teams (including the expansion pack)
Gender of players:
Co-ed, All Female with required players (note: there are 5 optional male players in the kit.)