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
    A Very Fun Night

    Posted by Matt on Jul 29th 2017

    Loved this game! Makes for a great party and can accommodate a large number of players, especially with Sol's Friends. Highly recommend this to throw a fun themed dinner with friends. Will definitely be a returning customer. Thanks!

  • 5
    Birthday Party Fun

    Posted by Happy Hostess on Nov 14th 2016

    We were looking for something different to do as we celebrated my husband's birthday. This luau murder mystety fit the bill! We had 11 people participate and they all had a great time! This was so well organized that it was easy for me to plan. As I read the info, I was fearful that it seemed a little involved but it worked out just great! Our oldest guest wad 96 and she could even participate with some help! Appetizers and dinner were good at breaking the rounds up. I would purchase another game from this company!

  • 5
    So much fun!

    Posted by Krystal on Jul 23rd 2016

    This murder mystery pack was wonderful! So much fun! All my guests had a blast. The characters kept you guessing. Would defiantly recommend :)

  • 5
    Love this game!

    Posted by Unknown on Jun 19th 2016

    Wow! We had such a fun time at this party!

  • 4
    Awesome time!

    Posted by Chris B. on Jun 14th 2016

    My Mystery Party is absolutely awesome! We have been a loyal customer for nearly a decade. This game was hysterical. Our group had such a ball.

  • 5
    A Murder at the Luau

    Posted by Cherie Hawaiian on May 29th 2016

    What a fabulous night! A lot of organising went into the clues, envelopes, name tags etc. On the night, it all worked out and it was all worth it. We went above and beyond with props to heighten the impact of each of the characters. Some went above and beyond with their acting, it was hilarious. This was a fun and easy theme for everyone to get into, I would recommend this game to others. Just allow enough time for all the stationery tasks.