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Non-murder mystery party in a celebrity awards banquet theme for 8-16 female guests, ages 11 to adult (albeit it is an easier sleuth than our other adult games, given the minimum age). This party may be hosted in a home. The case involves a stolen award trophy.
There is an 8 player (6F, 2M) expansion pack available. This is the instant download upon purchase version of the game. There's nothing to be shipped, as you'll have everything you need with the download - no waiting, no shipping fees! Easy to host, easy to prepare.
It’s time to experience the glitz and glam of Hollywood at the 100th Annual Oster Awards. This year, this uber-exclusive awards banquet will be held in the historical Beverly Hills mansion of the legendary icon - Merry Monroe. A-listers are set to arrive on the red carpet wearing the crème de la crème of designer fashion. This will be a night of caviar and glitter as the nominees wait with anticipation for the big reveal of this year’s Oster Awards!
This is where your story begins.
|Minimum age:||11 years and up|
|Number of players in the main game:||16 females|
|Expansion packs?:||8 players (6F, 2M)|
Just wanted to let you know that I have been doing your mystery parties here at LHS for years. Just did this one back in March and we had a wonderful time. Had to condense Rounds 1 and 2 together for times sake but overall it was very well received. Looking forward to doing more in the future. troy on May 3rd 2019
To echo what a previous reviewer said, the host should absolutely read through the entire instructional packet and use the bullet list/party timeline for each round and activity. This will help with game flow (you won't have to search through the big instructional packet during the game) and if you follow your party timeline it will ensure you don't go too fast or too slow through any round or activity.
Just like any other event, the more prepared the host is, the better the event will flow. Make sure to cut out all of the clue cards, evidence cards, police report, etc. in advance so all of that stuff is ready to go for the party. I even did a dry run as the host the day before to make sure it would all make sense to a bunch of 12 year olds. Paul on Feb 26th 2019
Our daughter was looking to do something unique & different for her 12th birthday party. She loves mysteries and clue-type games so when I suggested a "mystery party" she was all-in. The "Oster Award" theme worked perfectly as her party was on the same day as the actual Oscar Awards! We had 12 girls at the party between the ages of 11-13 and they all loved pretending to be hollywood starlets and trying to figure out all the clues to the mystery. We held her party in a room at our local community center and decorated it in full hollywood glamour, including a red-carpet entrance and hollywood star walk with each of their names on a star (great party favors). The game was the perfect difficulty level for their age - if you're paying attention and taking good notes it's relatively straight-forward to figure out whodunit (process of elimination). Paul on Feb 26th 2019
This was great fun for a group of 8 twelve year old girls. They really got into their characters for the entire evening.
It did not take an excessive amount of work beforehand on my part, but I imagine it would require even less time if you bought the extra products instead of printing and cutting it all out yourself.
The level of difficulty was just right for 12 year olds- only 3 of 8 guests solved the mystery but there was enough “evidence” that no one was just guessing whodunit.
I would definitely recommend this game-you get hours of fun for a very reasonable price. Unknown on Aug 27th 2018