Inside: Top murder mystery party for teens: Kits and Boxes that will make their night memorable, the simple way.
I think everyone goes through a murder mystery phase at some point in their life. Mine happened when I was a teenager, and it was WONDERFUL. I would get all of my friends together, and I would have to coolest Murder Mystery Parties that you could picture.
So you can imagine my excitement when my little sister texted me this weekend and said she wanted to throw her own murder mystery party for her and her friends! Since I am a pro at this point, I stepped up to bat to help her plan it.
Sadly, she shut me down pretty quickly because, apparently, throwing one of these game parties is a lot simpler than it used to be. They have entire kits online that you can order that cover everything for you. Naturally, this leads me down quite the rabbit hole.
Below you will find some of the coolest kits for your murder mystery party for teens. Prepare to be amazed!
Cool Murder Mystery Kits
I used to have so much fun at my murder mystery party, so it makes my heart happy to spread that fun around for everyone. I think one of the main things that discourage someone from throwing a murder mystery party for teens is how hard they are to put together. Well…not anymore!
I went ahead and added the descriptions from each one, so you’ll know what you are getting into!
1. Murder On Baker Street – “A murder mystery party game set in the early 1900s for 12-18 guests, ages 14 and up due to difficulty.” Everyone knows baker street; it’s famous for being the place where Sherlock Holmes and Watson shared an apartment. This one ought to be good!
2. The Murder of Archibald Grim – “A fun teen mystery party for 8-16 players, ages 12 to adult, in a traditional-themed castle setting. This will be an easier sleuth for adult groups. The victim is not a player in the game. This party may be hosted in a home.”
3. Mystery At The Outer Awards – “Non-murder mystery party in a celebrity awards banquet theme for 8-16 female guests, ages 11 to adult (albeit it is an easier sleuth than our other adult games, given the minimum age). This party may be hosted in a home. The case involves a stolen award trophy.”
4. Mullets, Mayhem, and Murder – “A hilarious, lighthearted murder mystery party game for up to 16 players. Expansion packs will be available that will expand to over 100+ players with expandable teams. There will be an absolute minimum of 6 players, but you have the ability to make all 16 characters as required with the main game. ”
5. Bloodwood Masquerade Murder Mystery – “A masquerade ball murder mystery party game for 8-18 players, ages 14 and up due to difficulty. This is an in-person, face-to-face formatted game. Characters are flexible gender, so this game may be played co-ed, all female or all male.”
6. 1920s Murder Mystery Party – “Choose to host this ’20s murder mystery party game if you are up for loads of blackmail, deceit, intertwining relationships and murder – all packaged in a fun flapper & gangster themed murder mystery party!”
7. Last Will of Hunter Bentley – “Not for novices – this is a challenging, interactive murder mystery game for 6-16 gender flexible players, ages 15 and up for difficulty. Players can start investigating before the party with the websites – there are a lot of materials to investigate, so this game is not for beginning sleuths or hosts who want a casual game. This game is unique, as you can make up to 16 players required to the game if you wish.”
8. 1986 | a Sinister ’80s Murder Mystery – “A sinister 1980’s murder mystery party game for 12-16 guests, ages 15 and up due to difficulty. This dark-themed ’80s game has required video components,but transcripts are provided as backups. Characters are flexible gender. The expansion pack (purchased separately) provides 16 more unique roles (4 required) and 4 expandable teams.”
9. Fairytale Mystery | Boxed kit – “A fun fairytale-themed murder mystery party for 7-12 guests, ages 14 to adult, due to difficulty. Expansion packs include up to 40 unique players. This game may be played as all-female or coed with the optional players included.”
10. Teen Idol Awards Murder Mystery – “Get your glam gear ready for an exciting night of murder and mayhem at the Teen Idol Awards! A super fun teen murder mystery party (in-person, face-to-face format) for 8-16+ celebrities, 13 years and up.”
11. ’80s Murder Mystery Game – “Like, totally! Hosting this super silly, in-person (face-to-face traditional mingling format) ’80s murder mystery party will result in a hilarious evening for 8-18+ players.”
BEST Murder Mystery Party for Teens
And lastly, I wanted to finish this list with the best ideas. So below, you will find murder mystery party kits that are going to make your teen’s entire night. These are fun and tricky, and some are downright hilarious! Check them out!
12. Murder at the Toadwart Inn Murder Mystery – “Dust off your robes and wands and get ready for your next Witch & Wizard murder mystery party!”
13. Escape from Dregs Island – “Want something a bit different and are you up for a challenge? Escape from Dregs Island is a fun murder mystery game for 7-16 players, ages 16+. This is a face-to-face traditional mingling formatted game. Based upon the award-winning YA novel by Dr. Bon Blossman and Zakk Myer, Dregs Island.”
14. Murder in the Escape Room – “An exciting escape room murder mystery party for 6-10 guests (either gender), ages 15+ for difficulty.”
15. Hatter’s Ball | A Murder Mystery Game – “A Hatter’s 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.”
16. Murder at Anonville Manor Mystery Party – “A traditional old mansion murder mystery party game for 8-16 guests, ages 16 and up (due to difficulty).”
17. Murder Behind the Mirror – “Have you ever wondered what lurks behind the mirror? This high society dinner party will certainly give you the answers you are seeking! For 10-16 guests, ages 16 and up for difficulty. ”
18. Murder at the Poe’s Raven Party – “A Gothic murder mystery party for 10-18 guests, ages 16+ for difficulty (it’s not for novices and has a fun challenge). The players are all gender flexible. There are two victims in this game.”
19. Scary Movie Night | a non-murder mystery party – “A scary movie night theme, 6-12 players (flexible gender), non-murder for ages 9 to adult’s wanting a lighthearted, easier sleuth.”
20. Panic at the House of Groove | 70’s Mystery Party – “Downloadable 1970’s Disco Murder Mystery Dinner Party Games for adults: Panic at the House of Groove: A Groovy ’70s Murder Mystery Party for 8-14 Guests, ages 15 and up!”
21. Murder at the Stratford Castle murder mystery – “Large group game (20-75 unique guests) in a traditional castle setting, ages 14 and up due to difficulty.”
These have left me SO EXCITED. Now that I am an adult, my murder mystery parties have one thing that can add to the overall fun that I never had as a teen…Alcohol!
Throwing parties might seem like they are more trouble than they are worth, but going the extra mile for your teens will help them feel more loved. Plus, they will be creating memories outside of their phone screens, and who doesn’t want that?
It’s crazy to see how much easier throwing a murder mystery party for teens has gotten since I was a teen. I’m starting to feel old. If you love these ideas, then I think you are going to be obsessed with some of my other party ideas for teens! Check these out.