Teen Idol Awards murder mystery

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Get your glam gear ready for an exciting night of murder and mayhem at the Teen Idol Awards! A super fun teen co-ed murder mystery party (in-person, face-to-face format) for 8-16 players and may be expanded to over 60 players by using expandable teams (police officers, paparazzi). The story is set at the Teen Idol Awards and VIP After Party in the lovely city of Anonville. Host this party if you are up for loads of glamour, deceit, intertwining story lines and murder - all packaged in a fun celebrity murder mystery party! This is the instant download upon purchase version of the game - no waiting, no shipping fees!  Everything you need to host the game is included in the PDF file.Easy to host, easy to prepare. 

Included: there are four PDF files to download with this game - a host instruction file, printable file, solution key, and an optional free invitation file.  You must use Adobe Reader (free software that you can download at to view the PDF file, as a PDF is an Adobe product.  

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).  

Four out of ten for difficulty.  The game was updated on 9/15/21

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 Host character list 16 players. 8 required (4m, 4f), 8 optional (2m, 2either, 4f).
 Free, printable invitation
 Sample game materials
 8 character expansion pack #1 - Purchased separately
 8 character expansion pack #2 - Purchased after Expansion pack #1
 Boxed version - My Mystery Party will prepare your party ready kit
Direct your guests here - the corresponding pre-game site at Your Mystery Party


Murder Mystery Synopsis:

This year, at the Top Teen Idol award ceremony, the top celebrities will gather in the lovely city of Anonville.  Some will be honored, some will perform, and others will simply show up on the red carpet to have their picture taken for the press.  One male and female entertainer will be selected and honored as the Top Teen Idol of the year.  This is an annual honor bestowed upon the crème de la crème of Hollywood since 1964.

The enthusiasm is heightened this year, as the fame factors of the attendees are higher than they have ever been – the competition is harsh! Eccentric personalities and ravenous attitudes will soon hit the red carpet on this fabulous night of glitz, glam and glitter. Hopefully, all will go smoothly with no mishaps.  You’ve received your ticket for the event, and this is where your story begins.

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

Minimum age:
13 years (all murder games with a victim player are 13 and up)
Difficulty rating:
Moderate, 4/10
Gender of character roles:
Co-ed. 16 players. 8 required (4m, 4f), 8 optional (2m, 2either, 4f) in the primary game (expansion packs vary).
# of players in main game:
8-16 players
Expansion pack(s):
8 players, and 8 players
Expandable team players:
Expands to over 60 with teams (including expansion packs)
Date of publication:
March 2014. Last revised on 9/15/21
Unique content:
Two blackmail notes
Game license:
Single, private use. See game license Terms and Conditions below.


  • 5
    Awesome murder mystery

    Posted by Stephen Wise on Mar 2nd 2022

    I used this game pack for a group of 14 teenagers at a youth group event. They got into it so quickly because the descriptions are so fun and interesting and the rounds makes sense and they had a lot of fun. I would highly recommend this to anybody all you do is print it out hand out the parts and off you go. Loved it

  • 5
    Love, Love, Love

    Posted by Unknown on Oct 1st 2020

    I purchased this for my daughter's 16th birthday. They had a blast! It was so cute hearing them act out their parts. I have done several murder mystery parties. They did theirs in record time: around 1 hour! Even though, it didn't take away from their fun.

  • 5
    Sweet 16 Birthday Party Was Awesome!

    Posted by Kim on Jun 20th 2020

    I forgot to write a review in December when we hosted the Murder at the Teen Idol Awards for my daughter's 16th birthday. I was reminded today of how awesome it was when one of her friends asked for the website info so that she could host one for her upcoming birthday. The teens had a blast and were fully engaged in the mystery for 2-3 hours, and they were NOT on their phones! We had about 20 kids, mostly girls. It was a bit of a struggle to get the male parts covered but pulled in the 12 yr old brother & his friend to help. (He even enjoyed it.) My daughter and I assigned parts based on personality and her friends arrived dressed accordingly--celebrities, news reporters, & police officers. We used the expansion pack, and none of those participants knew they were "non-essential." The discovery of the crime scene was the highlight! While the victim prepared to be discovered, I applied bloody handprints & footprints & crime scene tape in the bathroom. (Nevermind that the victim was strangled.) Some kids cheered at the demise of the victim, some looked in disbelief, some took selfies. The victim's mother even participated and cried over her fallen child. The whole scene was chaotic but hilarious. Overall, the party was a success. I received many compliments from the kids, and my daughter's happiness at the event was worth the effort. I initially set out to just do a theater themed birthday party, but I am so happy I stumbled upon

  • 4
    Fun Time Had By All

    Posted by DramaMama on Aug 2nd 2019

    We did this for my daughter‘s 13th birthday and all the kids had a really good time. Even the boys who didn’t initially want to get that into character were having fun with it, and even commented as such. You really don’t have to put a lot of work into this in order to pull it off. However, it would be nice if there were a way to select an alternative set/story where the murder victim is the other gender, just in case you need it or something.

  • 4

    Posted by Unknown on Jan 29th 2019

    Our group of 13 had a great time

  • 5
    My daughter's best birthday party!

    Posted by Jill on Aug 11th 2018

    This package was perfect for my daughter's 12th birthday party. We had a nearly all-girl invite list, so there was work on my part to rewrite some of the characters to make them female (we did need a few male characters, so my husband took one, one girl willing to take on a male part and one "dummy" guest who was also male. This was actually one of the most fun parts: our fake "Ian" who wasn't feeling well and sat on the couch all night. Sometimes his balloon head would fall off, to great hilarity.) Our guest all arrived dressed up. We had a blend of kids who were super into the role playing and others who were more shy (so I assigned parts accordingly). The expansion character list was well done - none of the guests who weren't "essential" realized it. The flow of the night was a perfect schedule. The games we did in between the "clue times" were so much fun. Half of our girls did not have cell phones, so we really didn't do the "warm-up" round of clues ahead of time (I passed these out as guest arrived and that worked well, too). Before the party was over, every girl was begging me to host another Murder Mystery party - and when I do, I will be ordering one from My Mystery

  • 5
    Perfect for 13 year old party

    Posted by A Mar67 on Mar 12th 2018

    I ordered this for my daughter's 13th birthday. She was hesitant at first, but when she sent text messages to her friends with the assigned characters she really started to get into it and they did as well. 9 out of the 12 girls were dressed in character and had a blast! The directions were simple to follow for the set up and you can improvise the props & food to suite your party or available items to personalize it for your needs.

  • 5
    Great Fun

    Posted by Unknown on Sep 12th 2016

    I got this for my twins' 12th birthday party. All the guests loved it and it was minimal prepping. Very simple yet fun. We're doing another one next year!