Walgrave Astoria Costume Ball Murder Mystery

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A costume ball murder mystery for 8-20 guests, ages 14+. Expansion pack adds 4 unique players that can be expanded into teams. See how to host a large party below. This costume ball murder mystery dinner party game can be played as CO-ED or all female with the required characters. Great as a New Year's celebration, Halloween murder mystery party game or host it on any occasion throughout the year!
Your guests can wear any costume that they wish - it is not mandatory to follow the costume suggestions. Just make sure your guests wear their name tags during game play.

Select the party ready option above, and our staff will fold and slip the clue cards for rounds one, two, and three into the envelopes to prevent you from seeing spoilers on the round cards.  If you do not select this option, you will have some assembly required with your kit.  The download version is a different product and does not come with the party pack, as they are not seamless and materials should not be used together. 

 Five out of ten for difficulty.

Helpful Links:
Click here to view the character list!
Click here for the free, printable invitation for Kit A
Click here for the 4+ character expansion pack character list and click here for the Kit B-D invitation
Click here to view sample game materials.
Click here for the downloadable version of the game
Direct your guests to the corresponding invitation site at 'Your Mystery Party'


 Mystery synopsis:

It was time again for the Annual Walgrave Astoria Costume Ball and the town’s 'who’s who' were preparing their most fabulous costumes for the exclusive event. The Walgrave Astoria, founded in 1907, has been cited as the 'greatest hotel experience in the world!' It is a preeminent luxury hotel for Kings, Presidents, Ambassadors, Stars of Stage and even travelers from around the world. Excitement is buzzing in the air as Nicole Wilton and Zangelina Holie are rumored to be on the guest list this year! You were fortunate enough to purchase a ticket to this esteemed event and this is where your story begins.

How to host a large party with this costume ball:

20 unique players from the main game (this game page)

4 unique players from Expansion Pack #1 (purchased separately)

15 players as Gloria Garcia’s assistants from Expansion Pack #1 (purchased separately)

15 players as Patricia Praper’s assistants from Expansion Pack #1 (purchased separately)

15 players as Colleagues of Binko Bonko (clowns) from Expansion Pack #1 (purchased separately)

15 players as Donnie Jepp’s Entourage from Expansion Pack #1 (purchased separately)

84 players total. *You could stretch the expandable teams a bit more if you needed to.

If you are playing this in a public forum, advertising online/in-print, hosting for profit or as a benefit to your business, you'll need a commercial license. 

Follow My Mystery Party's board Murder at the Walgrave Astoria Costume Ball - Murder Mystery Party on Pinterest.
Minimum age:
14 years
Number of players:
8-20 players
Available expansion pack:
4 players
Expandable players?:
Expands to over 80 guests
Gender of players:
Co-ed or All Female with required players - note: there are 5 optional male players in the kit that may be skipped if you need an all-female game.


  • 5
    Had a lot of fun

    Posted by Unknown on Nov 9th 2021

    Had a Halloween party and found My Mystery Party on Pinterest. Ordered the kit, because I didn’t want to know who did it, and all my guests loved it. They did a great job on my kit. Would love to do it again.