Murder Behind the Mirror

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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 dark mystery party contains horror content (see additional information below). In this theme's storyline, the players walk on the other side of a mystical mirror and enter a dark world where their hidden identities become known to everyone. 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.

There are four PDF files to download with this game - a host instruction file, printable file, solution key, and an optional free invitation file.   You must use Adobe Reader (free software that you can download at to view the PDF, as a PDF is an Adobe product.   

Format: this is a traditional, mingling, clue-based game (downloadable version) for in-person groups. For virtually-formatted games that are ideal for video chat platforms, click here.  

Gifting: the standard game license does not allow transfers, so you cannot purchase a download as a gift. For gifts, click here for gift certificates, or use the link below for the boxed version of the game (party pack). 

7-star.jpg Click here to review the details regarding the challenge levelThis game was updated on 9/22/2021

Helpful Links: 

 Host character list

 Game Trailer Video

 Free, printable invitation

 Sample game materials

 8+ characters Expansion pack  - Purchased separately

 Boxed version - My Mystery party will prepare your party ready kit 

 Pinterest Board - more DIY food and decor

 Direct your guests here - the corresponding pre-game site for Your Mystery Party

Murder Mystery Synopsis:

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. 

Commercial licensing:  

If you wish to host this (or any other) game for profit &/or in public &/or as a benefit to your organization or business - you will need a commercial license - click here.  

Minimum age of players:
16 years. There is no foul language, drugs, sexual innuendos. There are mentions in the story of demons, ghosts, evil sorcerers, aliens, serial killers, mobsters, and other malignant beings and their plot lines.
Difficulty rating:
Challenging, 7/10
Gender of character roles:
Number of players in the main game:
Expansion pack(s):
8 characters in expansion pack #1 (purchased separately)
Expandable team players:
Two expandable teams with Expansion pack #1 - put up to 20 players on each team (Expansion pack #1 is purchased separately)
Date of publication:
October 2nd, 2018
Content disclosure:
Paranormal premise (magic mirror) that leads to another dimension/parallel universe that reveals ones true self. There is no foul language, drugs, sexual innuendos. There are mentions in the story of demons, ghosts, evil sorcerers, aliens, serial k
Game license:
Single, private use. For the game license terms and conditions, see below.


  • 4
    So pleased with the game!

    Posted by Unknown on Oct 25th 2021

    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!

  • 5
    fun party

    Posted by Karie Swenson on Jan 2nd 2021

    Creative characters.

  • 4
    Good time!

    Posted by Tracy Dawa on Oct 25th 2019

    We bought it for a club at school and all of the high schoolers had a great time!

  • 4
    Fun Evening

    Posted by Katie on Nov 5th 2018

    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!!

  • 5
    Murder Behind The Mirror

    Posted by Barbara Plante on Oct 24th 2018

    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.