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A Masquerade Ball murder mystery party game for 8-18 guests, ages 14 and up due to difficulty. Characters are flexible gender, so this game may be played co-ed, all female or all male. There are two expansion packs available (purchased separately) to include 40 unique players. Also, the game is expandable to over 130 players. This is the instant download version of the game, you will have everything needed to play within the download, and there's nothing to ship, so you avoid shipping fees. No waiting, just download, print, prepare and play! Don't want to prepare your game? No worries - for the party ready pack (boxed set), click on the link below in the helpful links section.
*This game was updated on 6/17/17. If you have purchased within the last year, you may download the new version from your account at any time.
Game release date: August, 2014
Bloodworth Falls is an isolated town plagued with scandals. The townsfolk bicker in the streets, and many believe the local government is corrupt. Nevertheless, the mayor is hosting a mysterious masquerade ball in the old Ravenwood Castle. The tickets to the event have sold out in record time. The townspeople are curious to find out why the mayor would put effort into doing something positive in this hopeless town of gloom. Anticipation for the event hangs thickly in the air, and many are already hunting for the perfect mask. You are worried what will happen on this night when toxic people come together. You are alarmed, as you didn't purchase your ticket - it was placed in your mailbox in an unmarked envelope. Somebody wants you there, but you don't know why. This is where your story begins.
This instantly downloadable game accommodates 40 unique players by using both expansion packs and an additional yet optional ability to expand to over ~130+ guests by using teams (duplicate players) with expansion pack #1. View the character list of expansion pack #1 for further details. The game may expand above 200, but not much further than that.
If you wish to host this (or any other) game for profit, you will need a commercial license or provide us with your 501C number for a charity fundraiser - click here.
|Minimum age:||14 years|
|Number of players:||8-18 players|
|Available expansion packs:||6 players, 16 players (purchased separately)|
|Expandable players:||Expands to 130+ players with teams (from expansion pack)|
|Gender of players:||Flexible|
I bought this at the last minute the evening before heading off to a family reunion. It was fabulous that I could buy a well conceived murder mystery story and have the instant gratification of downloading it immediately to prepare for the party. If I had had to wait for a snail mail delivery, my family and I wouldn't have had such a blast playing this game! At first I was overwhelmed by the sheer number of pages I had to print out... but truthfully the instructions for preparing the game were explained so well that I was able to put it together in record time. And if I had purchased the game sooner, there were so many suggestions that I might have acted on to make the experience even more immersive. All in all my entire family would rate this game with all of our thumbs up, amid much laughter and joy. Thank you! Deirdre Heck on Jul 27th 2018
Hosted this party for my wife’s birthday. We did the electronic version, and it came with clear, super easy to follow steps to make the party a success. Nate on Jun 11th 2018
I invited mostly neighbors and a few random friends. We played the preparty game and that really got things going. When guests arrived so many of them (and many had never met IRL) had already "talked" and it gave them some ideas on things to small talk about in character while waiting for everyone to arrive.
I did a lot of finger food for people to just eat as the night went on so there was no need to work dinner around the events. All of the guests did a fantastic job playing their character parts and really got into it.
The second round we had a little very minor snafu as we have two "nearsest" bathrooms and the victim could not find the items placed there for them. They did a great job inproving and made their own victim sign until they could be discovered and then I helped them out with the right stuff. After round 2 we played the optional dance party game. I was not sure how my guests were going to do. I wan't sure how *I* would do because I do NOT dance. This was so much fun. Everyone was a great sport and we had dance teams Tap Dancing, Tribal Dancing and doing Ballet to "I'm Sexy and I Know it".
I was sure I had overestimated the game as I scheduled it from 7-10 and we weren't doing dinner but it actually was 10:00 when we were in round 3!! Part of that was that this game is set up so great that it was hard to wrap up round 1!! There was so much great conversation going on and people were having so much fun!
Anyhow, we did get to the part about who did it. It turns out the murderer was the IRL spouse of the victim so that was fun. I loved how it includes the "extras" in the reveal and how there were some twist endings that played out based on how someone answerd a particular question. There were so many fun twist and turns to this game. We are already ready to place a purchase for another game that our kids can play along with this time.
I have hosted quite a few of these in the past but they were all the boxed games that are highly scripted. I loved that this allows for so much more creativity and for guests to really move around and talk and listen in on other conversations. Paula Keenan on May 13th 2018
My twins wanted to do this for their 16th Birthday party. We had a wide range of ages even an 8 year old ( she is a very good reader) playing the parts. Everything is laid out for you. Everyone had so much fun getting into character and wearing their costumes! We were told by some of the kids it was the best birthday party they've been to. We plan on doing this again for a family get together this summer! Tonya Retz on May 13th 2018