Poolside Murder Mystery Party

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A fun poolside murder mystery party for any swimming pool or beach setting for 8-16+ players (co-ed), 14 and up. You can invite over 25 guests by using the expandable characters that can play as teams! Have this party on the beach or even have a luau for some real Hawaiian fun! This is the instant download version of the game - everything you need to play is included, so you avoid shipping fees - nothing needs to be shipped to you! For the party ready pack (boxed set), click on the link below in he helpful links section.  

There are four PDF files to download with this game - a host instruction file, printable file, solution key, and an optional free invitation file. 

6-star.jpgThis game was updated on 9/22/21.

Helpful Links:

Host's character list
Free, printable invitation
Sample game materials
6 character expansion pack (Purchased separately)
Boxed version - have our staff prepare your materials.
 Free, pre-game site at Your Mystery Party

Murder Mystery Synopsis:

In the town of Sun Valley, Sunny Shinewell is famous for having the most awesome pool parties. She invited the usual suspects who all arrived on the scene in their most fabulous poolside attire - ready for a day of fun in the sun. The guests arrived and enjoyed some yummy summer appetizers and fun party drinks while engaging in fun party games by the pool. The partiers settled down to enjoy a delicious dinner while relaxing in the shade. 

Out of the blue, a guest collapsed to their death! The facts pointed to murder, so the guests quickly rallied together and commenced a thorough investigation to figure out whodunit. They took a few breaks to relieve the stress of the investigation and played fun party challenges. As they neared a conclusion of whodunit, Sunny served a to die for dessert. The suspects came clean with their involvement, if any, with the murder and to everybody’s surprise, the murderer confessed! After an exciting escape attempt by the guilty party, the guests topped off the party with another fun challenge in the summer sun.  

How to Host a Large Party for 50+ Guests:

  • Main game has 16 unique players (purchased separately)
  • Expansion pack #1 has 6 unique players (purchased separately)
  • Main game has two expandable players:
  • Makken R. Waves – invite up to 15 guests to play Makken’s moocher friends
  • Tele Evitang – invite up to 15 guests to play members of the Evitang family

22 unique players, 30 expandable team players = 52 invited guests 

Follow My Mystery Party's board Pandemonium at the Poolside. A Sunshine'y Murder Mystery Party on Pinterest.

If you wish to host this (or any other) game for profit, you will need a commercial license - click here.

Minimum age:
14 years
Difficulty rating:
Moderate, 6/10
Gender of character roles:
# of players in main game:
8-16 players
Expansion pack(s):
6 players
Expandable team players:
Over 50 players with teams (with expansion packs)
Date of publication:
Last revised on 9/22/21


  • 5
    Pandemonium at the Poolside

    Posted by Rochelle Francis on Aug 12th 2022

    Hosted this at our local swimming pool. Kids aged 11-16 attended. They had a great time. Will definitely try another!

  • 5
    Best Work Party Event Ever

    Posted by Brenda Ferland on Jul 22nd 2017

    Our team is still raving about the fun they had. I received a lot of credit for throwing the BEST PARTY EVER, although MMP deserves all of the credit. The characters were a blast and everyone really got into the game. Our pre-party communication really got everyone excited to come in costume and play out their characters. We will be talking about this party for a long time. Everyone is already asking when the next one is and they are taking a survey to pick the next theme

  • 5
    Super easy to host, so much fun!

    Posted by Donna on Aug 21st 2016

    Amazing time was had by all. I found it simple to host and was able to play along with my friends. Will definitely do another one soon! Thanks!

  • 4
    Great pool party!

    Posted by Sue on Aug 15th 2016

    Everyone had a great time, getting into character was made easy by the self-explanatory materials. The only downfall was that there was so much reading required for the host. Truly a great time was had by all. Thank you for making this creative entertainment so easy to carry out. We had dramatic players as well as more reserved personalities and the varied characters accommodated everyone.