Murder in Maui - a Hawaiian Luau Murder Mystery

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A Hawaiian Luau Murder Mystery Party for 6-10 players, ages 14+ due to difficulty. This is an in-person, face-to-face traditional format. For any beach or swimming pool setting. With the two expansion packs (both purchased separately), there are 24 unique players. The main game and expansion packs allow the game to expand to over 50 players by using the duplicate, expandable players (see the breakdown below)! This is the instant download version of the game. There's nothing to be shipped, so you avoid shipping fees! For the party ready pack, click on the link below in the helpful links section.  

There are five PDF files to download with this game - a host instruction file, printable file with the game materials, solution key file, and an optional free invitation file (same one as the link below) and an expandable team file.   

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). 


Five out of ten difficulty.This game was updated on 05/22/24. Previous versions will not be seamless. 

Helpful Links:

Host character list
Free, printable invitation
Sample game materials
10+ character, Expansion pack #1 (Use first. Purchased separately)
4+ character, Expansion pack #2 (Purchased separately- use in addition to Expansion pack #1)
Boxed version - My Mystery Party staff prepare your game kit!
Free, pre-game site at Your Mystery Party

Murder Mystery Synopsis:

Welcome to the Oceanside Palace Hotel of Maui, where our nightly luaus at Sunset Beach go beyond mere festivities to become legendary tales of mystery, joy, and suspense. Immerse yourself in the Polynesian spirit as it whirls around you, setting the stage for an adventure unlike any other. Upon arrival, a vibrant Hawaiian lei will be your first token of the evening, a prelude to a night filled with delectable appetizers, spellbinding party games, and unforeseen interactions. Yet, tread lightly — beneath the veneer of warmth and celebration, a cauldron of secrets bubbles, and hidden agendas await.

Forget the notion of an ordinary luau—each celebration is a grand affair destined to leave an indelible mark on all who partake. Prepare for an evening drenched in luxury and cloaked in mystery at the grand Oceanside Palace Hotel—the night beckons with promises of surprises, revelations, and perhaps an element of peril. Your unforgettable journey commences now.

Host a large party - all packs purchased separately:

  • Main game file: 10 unique character roles
  • Main game file: up to 20 duplicate team players as Sol Boatman’s friends
  • Expansion pack #1: 10 unique character roles (purchased separately)
  • Expansion pack #1: up to 20 duplicate team players as Adolphi Sharx’s colleagues
  • Expansion pack #1: up to 20 duplicate team players as Stan Grable’s friends
  • Expansion pack #2: 4 unique character roles (purchased separately)
  • Expansion pack #2: up to 20 duplicate team players as Kai Kahua’s friends

Therefore, you'll have 24 unique players with both expansion packs, with an additional 4 expandable teams of up to 20 players each.

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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:
14 years
Difficulty rating:
Moderate, 5/10
Gender of character roles:
# of players in main game:
6-10 players (There is an expandable team file to add duplicate team players in the main game file - they are not unique characters, however).
Expansion pack(s):
10 players, and 4 players (both purchased separately)
Expandable team players:
Expands to over 100 players with teams (including expansion packs, purchased separately)
Date of publication:
Published in 2009. Last revised on 05/22/24 - previous versions will not be seamless.


  • 5
    Fun and Different

    Posted by Jennifer M. on Apr 15th 2020

    We wanted something fun to do for our adult twins' birthday during quarantine, and this was really memorable! We chose a mystery for a small group and everyone had a blast dressing up and getting into character. We can't wait to do another one for a larger group when quarantine is over!

  • 5
    Fun and Different

    Posted by Jennifer M. on Apr 15th 2020

    We wanted something fun to do for our adult twins' birthday during quarantine, and this was really memorable! We chose a mystery for a small group and everyone had a blast dressing up and getting into character. We can't wait to do another one for a larger group when quarantine is over!

  • 5
    Loved it!

    Posted by Wendy Quinn on Sep 7th 2019

    The game was a ton of fun to be had by all. Festive costumes made for great laughs, the mystery was a challenge to us, as we'd never done one before. Great job on this game - will play another.

  • 5
    Great overall murder mystery

    Posted by Cathy S on Jan 27th 2019

    This was my 4th party I've tried and was easy to follow and easy for people who are beginners to succeed.

  • 5
    Amazing party!

    Posted by Unknown on Jul 19th 2018

    We all had a blast! Easy instructions. Perfect entertainment for theme birthdays.

  • 5
    Really Amazing

    Posted by Amy Jillian Eid on Jul 6th 2018

    We had the best time. This was so well done, as the host I could still participate. Full of surprises. Out of 6 guests, 3 were very shy/quiet so these cards that get distributed at each round were PERFECT because it told them exactly what they should mention. We of course were nervous so rushed Round 1 (which the instructions told us not too) but it still worked great because each round gave you the perfect amount of clues. I HIGHLY recommend this company because this was a great set up. The Luau was super fun and we will definitely be doing another party with a new pack from this company.

  • 5
    So well-written everyone could participate!

    Posted by Shannon on Jun 9th 2018

    We've been to other murder mysteries where either you were given a detailed character bio but we're on your own to come up with questions or the entire thing was scripted. My Mystery Party is the perfect balance...with an absolutely perfect dose of laughter added. The quiet folks felt they could participate and have fun, never pushed to the sidelines, yet not made to feel uncomfortable. And the outgoing guests had a blast watching their characters evolve. In the end, the storylines were hysterical and so well thought out. Our 26 guests had the best time, and they've all asked when the next party will be.

  • 5
    Tons of fun!!

    Posted by Rebekah on Jun 5th 2018

    While on vacation at the beach last week I ordered the Maui murder mystery pack and extension pack for our family. The pack included everything we needed to have an awesome murder mystery dinner, plus lots of extras. Very well put together and easy to follow instructions. We had a party of 20 ranging from 10-64 and everyone enjoyed it. So much fun and very entertaining!! Can’t wait to do another one.

  • 5
    A Killer Birthday Party

    Posted by Unknown on Feb 27th 2018

    We did the Murder in Maui for my birthday party and had a great time! We're all 30-somethings and it was great to see the group dress their parts and really get into character. The cards/directions were easy to follow, especially since none of us had ever done a murder mystery before. At the end of the party we were all joking that we wanted to do one every weekend! Everyone had a GREAT time!