Adult Murder Mystery Party Ideas

Looking for a cool party for you and your friends? Love clues, mystery and finding out whodunit? If you answered yes on both, then a mystery party is definitely worth considering.


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Party Activities


Mystery Party Printable Games


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Adult Mystery Party Games


Mystery Bingo

You need to create some bingo cards, with some favorite mystery titles  as your bingo words (be sure to consult the birthday boy or girl for favorite titles).

Depending on your preference, you can play this like your typical bingo game or you can opt to have multiple bingo game levels - on the first level, players need only cross out words diagonally for them to cry bingo. Winning level 2 means they need to cross out words such that all crossed out words will make an X on their bingo cards. And for them to be declared the absolute winner and pass level 3, they need to cross out all the words found on the outermost square of their bingo cards.

Whether you go for single level or multiple level games, this will be a fun addition to any mystery party.

Puzzle Race

You need some jigsaw puzzles for this game. As the title implies, this is a race to piece those jigsaw puzzles together. The group who was able to complete their jigsaw puzzle the fastest, wins the game.

Tip: You can go for an off-the-shelf jigsaw puzzle or you can go for customized ones, a photo of the birthday boy or girl, if you’re having a birthday party.

Murder Mystery

The simplest version of this game is to limit the roles to just three – one murderer, one detective, while the rest are potential victims or bystanders. If you’re interested to the more complicated and interesting version, then be sure to check this out. 

Back to the simple version. The idea is for the murderer to “kill” the potential victims without alerting the detective. Since each person is not aware of what the others’ role are, the killer should be very careful not to “kill” the detective and get caught in the process.

Clues Treasure Hunt

You need a number of treasures to be hunted, and if this party is for somebody’s birthday, be sure to pick treasures significant to the (wo)man of the hour.

This treasure hunt will be quite interesting because clues of what the item is and where they could look for it, will be given to each of the participant.

Start by dividing your guests into groups of at least 5. Ask one representative per group to pick out their color. The color assigned to them will define which of the clues should they locate.

Hidden in the game area are the items that come in each group’s color. Even the clues are color-coded. The clues and items with their color should be the only thing each group will be interested in.

Only the initial clue will be directly provided to each group. The rest they have to locate, so that finally, they could find all the hidden items that comes in their group’s color. The group that could locate the most number of items within the time limit, wins the game. If all groups were able to finish on time, the one who was able to do so within the shortest time, wins the prize.

1. Clues could be description of the item  (eg. Book – His/her favorite past time) or about where it is located (eg. Kitchen – His/her favorite room).
2. Each group should be hunting for similar treasures. However, the location of where these treasures are hidden, and the order of how treasures are hunted, could be different between each group.
3. There should be connections between each clue and succeeding clues.
4. The unearthing of hidden treasures should follow the order assigned to the group. If Group 1 found Treasure 3, before they found Treasure 2, when their order states that Treasure 2 should come before Treasure 3, Treasure 3 will not be counted as their find, unless they find Treasure 2 as well.


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