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:

 Sample game materials

 Murder mystery prop emporium

 Instant downloadable version - no shipping, no waiting

Kit A: 8-20 unique roles

 Host character list for Kit A

 Free, 20 player printable invitation

 Corresponding pre-game site for Kit A

Kit B-D: 8-24 unique roles plus expandable teams up to 84 players

 Host character list for Kit B-D

 Free, 24+ player printable invitation

 Corresponding pre-game site for Kit B-D


Mystery Synopsis:

The annual Walgrave Astoria Costume Ball is again upon us, stirring up a whirlwind of anticipation among the town's elite. As they meticulously prepare their most extravagant costumes, the air is thick with excitement for this exclusive gathering. The Walgrave Astoria, a beacon of luxury since its inception in 1907, is renowned as the pinnacle of opulent hotel experiences globally. This prestigious venue has hosted various distinguished guests, including royalty, presidents, ambassadors, and luminaries from theatre and high society.

This year, the buzz is particularly intense with the possibility of seeing Nicole Wilton, Toyoka, and Zangelina Holie among the VIPs gracing the event. Their rumored presence has added an extra layer of allure to the already glamorous affair. Having secured a coveted ticket, you are about to embark on an unforgettable journey into this world of elegance and splendor. This is where your story begins.

Follow My Mystery Party's board Murder at the Walgrave Astoria Costume Ball - Murder Mystery Party on Pinterest.

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

Minimum age:
14 years due to difficulty
Difficulty rating:
Moderate, 5/10
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.
Minimum # of players:
8 players
Kit sizes:
4 different kit sizes, ranging up to a total of 84 players.
Expandable players?:
Yes, kits C (20) & D (60) have expandable team players.
Date of publication:
2007. Last revised on December 2017
Game license:
Single, private use. For the game license's Terms and Conditions, see below.


  • 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.