Murder Behind the Mirror
Have you ever wondered what lurks behind the mirror? This high society dinner party will certainly give you the answers you are seeking! For 10-16 guests, ages 16 and up for difficulty. Click here for Book one of the award-winning YA dark fantasy book trilogy, Behind the Mirror, inspired by this game. This is an in-person (face-to-face) game and will not work virtually. For virtual games, click here.
This is the instant download version of the game. No waiting, no shipping fees - you'll have everything you need to play the game, as nothing needs to be shipped. For the party ready pack version, see below, under helpful links. Upon purchase, you will receive a host instruction file, printable file, and a solution file. The free invitation and link to the pre-game site are below, under helpful links.
This game is a formal dinner party theme with intriguing twists and turns in a topsy-turvy world behind the legendary Mirror of Daebub - an antique mirror rumored to have supernatural powers.
This game was revised on 9/22/21
- Click here for the free, printable invitation
- Click here for the character list
- Click here for 8+ more players - expansion pack #1 (purchased separately)
- Click here for the free pre-game site for your guests - has a character list, costume suggestions, and more
- Click here for the boxed version of the game - let us prepare your kit for you.
- Click here for sample game materials - includes an example timeline of your nights event
An indiscriminate group has received invitations to a mysterious affair called the Nevermore Gala. All anybody knows is that it will be an unforgettable bash held behind the mystifying Mirror of Daebub – an ancient relic that was recently purchased by one of Manhattan’s elite at an exclusive art auction. Nobody knows the reason, but the tycoon had second thoughts about his purchase and sold the magical mirror to an unknown buyer in the town of Nevermore – over two-thousand miles away. You’ve received an invitation to this cryptic social event of the year. Will you have the nerve to take a step into the mirror and face what lurks behind? This is where your story begins.
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.
- Minimum age of players:
- 16 years. Where there is no highly objectionable content (foul language, drugs, sexual innuendos), there are mentions in the story of demons, ghosts, evil sorcerers, aliens from other planets, serial killers, mobsters, and other malignant beings.
- Number of players:
- Expansion pack?:
- 8 characters in expansion pack #1 (purchased separately)
- Expandable teams?:
- Two expandable teams with Expansion pack #1 - put up to 20 players on each team (Expansion pack #1 is purchased separately)
- Difficulty rating?:
- Challenging 7/10
It was my first time hosting (or attending) a murder mystery party and it worked out great! We had 16 work colleagues and most of them had not been to one of these before. I bought all the props needed ahead of time so I wasn't reliant on people remembering, but next time I would give out the roles ahead of time and have people get more familiar with their characters. Everyone (age 30-60) had a great time and we were all surprised to find out who the killer was!
We bought it for a club at school and all of the high schoolers had a great time!
This is my fourth year hosting a murder mystery party. Many of my guests have been to all of the events but I also had a handful of new people who had never played before. Everyone had a great time. The only confusion my guests had with this particular game was how to dress. The pre game tasks explained what props guests should bring but did suggest how to come dressed at the party as these characters were supposed to stay somewhat hidden. Make sure to send out to each guest their pre game card as well as their character description and explain to avoid confusion. The twists involved with this game kept everyone on their toes, especially my seasoned guests and was as always a lot of fun!!
This was my first murder mystery party and it won’t be my last! I had 28 guests, this game was perfect and a lot of fun for everyone. I was hesitant to host a murder mystery but, was very surprised how many people wanted to be part of it. This game had some “pre-game” activities that are optional. My guests absolutely loved that part of the game. With a group this large the game took about 4 hours. But, time flew by. The only thing I did different then what the game recommend was the optional “bonus” games. The game reccomended pairing people up. I did two bonus games and had 2 groups of 4 compete with each other. I almost didn’t do the bonus games but, was very glad I did. Most of the guests mentioned it as a highlight of the night. My Mystery Party was very good to work with. They answered questions promptly and even though I made mistakes in the items I purchased they worked with me in getting in corrected. I ordered the pre-printed version of the game and was very happy with it.