Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Mystery Party Suggestions for Halloween!

Games of Mystery

, your source for mystery-themed electronic and board games, parties for kids and adults, and mystery getaway vacations, has several recommendations for your next party or get-together.

Halloween is just a month away, but it's not too late to plan a spooky party to celebrate! Here are some popular suggestions (but our Mystery Party pages have many, many more).

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Horrible Happenings in the Haunted House

For kids, there are . A fancy dress party is being held by Horrorwood Studios to celebrate the success of their latest film 'Hal O'Ween and the Deadly Shrunken Head'. Owner of Horrorwood Studios, Hal O'Ween, has invited many of the actors, actresses and employees involved in the making of the film. Join them for an evening of fright and horror, some of it intentional, some of it not.

This Halloween-themed mystery game for 8 to 12 children is set at a present day horror fancy dress party and is rated E. Follow this link, , for more information about this party, or this link, List of Characters in Horrible Happenings in the Haunted House, for character information. Under a slightly different title is the adult version of this game: .

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The Mystery of the Vanishing Vampire

Also for kids is . To celebrate the opening of the scary new theme park, Vampireland in Transylvania, the guests have been chosen by Jack Ular, the owner of Castle Alucard and Vampireland, to take a frightening challenge. Their challenge, if they choose to accept, is to spend a night in one of the rooms in the haunted West Wing of Castle Alucard in Vampireland.

If they successfully complete the challenge, and survive the night, they will each win a prize and will be awarded a Vampireland Medal of Bravery.

This spooky mystery game for 10 to 14 players aged 8 to 12 is set in present day Transylvania. Follow this link, , for more information about this party, or this link, List of Characters in The Mystery of the Vanishing Vampire, for character information. Under a slightly different title, three other versions of this game are available: , Death of a Vampire (adult version) and Death of a Vampire (large group version).

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A Devilish Masquerade

For older children and teens there's . By now the whole town has heard that Monty Argent, teen-aged son and heir of ridiculously wealthy Pierce Argent, is inviting kids who are, or pretend to be, his friends to an over-the-top Halloween costume party at the Argent's fabulous estate. This will certainly be the social highlight of the spooky season for all of the town's residents aged anywhere from 13 to 19: invitations are essentially tickets to popularity. As the party is under way, the scary special effects become truly terrifying, however, when their wealthy host is suddenly swallowed up, literally, by the giant devil-head set up as the "Mouth of Hell"! Was this a simple accident, a prank gone wrong, or perhaps attempted murder?

This non-murder mystery game for at least 5 teens, ages 12 to 19, is rated T. A great choice as a Halloween Party for teens, it can be expanded to include an unlimited number of characters. A brief appearance by an adult hostess is built into the game to help set the scene. Follow this link, , for more information about this party, or this link, List of Characters in A Devilish Masquerade, for character information.

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Death of a Wizard

Here's a fun party for adults: . The night is 31st October and the cream of the world of witches and wizards are gathering at the studios of WIZ TV in Magic World for the Merlins, the fifty first annual awards of the Academy of Magic.

The ceremony will be presented as usual by Wizard Oscar Winner, the founder and owner of WIZ TV and the creator of the Merlins. Oscar will be joined on stage by his lovely wife, Witch Enva Lope, who will co-present the glittering awards.

So put on your best evening robes and see who's walking down the red carpet for a night they will never forget. What shocks await the magical audience?

A murder mystery game for 8 to 14 players set in the magical world of witches and wizards. Join Wizard Oscar Winner and Witch Enva Lope at the fifty first Academy of Magic Awards and see who wins one of the coveted Merlins. This party is ideal for a Halloween, and is rated M. Follow this link, , for more information about this party, or this link, List of Characters in Death of a Wizard, for character information.

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