The Mardi Gras Masquerade Murder!

Wealthy author and New Orleans resident, Louisiana Williams is throwing her annual Mardi Gras party.

The beads will fly and the booze will flow, but in the midst of all the revelry, poor Louisiana is found dead in the bathtub.

Help Inspector Claude Cluesnot and the rest of the colourful “krewe” try to decide who is the true masquerader in this Mardi Gras murder!

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This Game is Rated:


This game contains:

Content that may be suitable for persons ages 13 and older.

A murder – violence suggested.
Sexual Themes – Mild innuendo and references to possible illigitimate lineage. Deceased found naked in the bath
A murder – violence suggested.

What is included?

Example pre-printed boxed set


Character booklets/scripts


Inspector CD / script


Instruction book


Decoration and recipe suggestions




Character name Labels


Invitation envelopes


3 reviews for The Mardi Gras Masquerade Murder!

  1. Happy Customer

    I organised the night for my Mum’s birthday so we had a mixture of ages and roughly equal numbers of men and women. I decided to host the night myself as the Inspector rather than using the sound files! Every-one had a great night and really got into playing the characters, some of which were hilarious! There was a good range of different characters so everyone had the opportunity to shine at some point during the night! There were a couple of people there who had never participated in a murder mystery night before but they found it easy to pick up what they needed to do so it all ran smoothly. We would definitely do it again, my only complaint was that I didn’t work out who the murderer was!!!

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How it works:

Don’t panic! There is no special acting required. Guests do not need to memorise any information, and everything they need to play their parts is provided in a handy booklet. The games are constructed so that everyone has to interact, and scripted dialogues are included to help break the ice and get everyone into character. Even total novices get into the swing of things quite quickly!

The game includes both sound files (MP3 with a download or CD with a boxed set) and a script for the inspector character who provides the setting, clues, and summaries for each round, as well as the final solution. This means as host you too can play and remain completely in the dark as to the culprit, or play the inspector yourself and invite an extra guest to the party!

Each “download and print at home” kit is provided as a zip file containing a set of PDF files for you to print at home, and a selection of MP3 files to use on the night.

Each dinner party game requires use of a printer and A4 paper (approx. 80 sheets for a 6 player kit – 240 sheets for a 20 player kit), envelopes so you can send out your invitations, and either a laptop or MP3 player (e.g. an ipod) to play the inspector MP3s; OR a CD burner so you can burn the MP3s onto a CD to run in an ordinary CD player.

When you order the game you’ll be sent a link to download the files you need.  The file will be a zip file.  This can be opened with a zip compatible program on your computer.  If you struggle to open zip files – we can email you the game directly over several emails instead – just contact us after purchase to arrange this.

You will download the following files:

  • How to use this game
  • Instructions for running the murder mystery
  • Making the most of your theme- ideas for decoration / activities.
  • Invitations
  • Character Booklets (available in single sided printer and double sided printer format)
  • Scripted for the inspector character (available in single sided printer and double sided printer format)
  • Solution script for the inspector character (needed when printing from the single sided copy)
  • MP3 files for the inspector character (dialogue and solution)
  • Hints and tips
  • Recipe suggestions
  • Money off voucher towards next purchase

This is the easiest way to play.  Everything you need will arrive in a box, pre-printed, directly to your door.

You will receive through the post:

  • Instruction booklet (includes hints and tips)
  • Invitations and envelopes for all the guests
  • Character booklets
  • CD of the inspector
  • Inspector script in a sealed envelope so you don’t find out the solution by accident!
  • Making the most of your theme and recipe suggestion booklet.
  • Money off voucher towards next purchase (printed inside the booklets)

We always ship within 24 hours meaning orders arrive as quickly as possible.

As each game is printed on demand, we can also provide a customisation service on any order.  See details further down the page on what we can do to tailor this game to your party.

Characters in the game:

Mama Carriba – Fortune-teller
A Creole and New Orleans native, Mama Carriba dresses in bright colours, long beads, with her hair always covered in a matching scarf. She carries her tarot cards with her wherever she goes.

Alligator Dundee – Swamp Hunter
Alligator is French Cajun and grew up in the swamps of New Orleans. Due to his profession, he always wears a long overcoat, large brimmed hat and carries his trusted whip.

Grace Fulle – Debutante
Beautiful and cultured, Grace always wears an elegant gown. She drips of old Southern charm and diamonds.

Louis Armsweak – Jazz Musician
Louis is a top performer on Bourbon Street. He is never seen without a brass instrument, his signature bowtie and the large handkerchief in his shirt pocket.

Rufus Reme – Plumber
Rufus learned his trade well. He is always ready for emergencies wearing his overalls and rubber gloves with plunger in hand.

Simone Quatella – Famous Chef
Quite the expert in French cuisine, Simone proudly dons her chef hat and an apron, to let everyone know of her accomplished skills. She always carries a little tea-towel on her arm.

Customise this game

This game can be customised to fit your event for an additional fee.

It’s hard to give “ball park” figures for what different customisations would cost however we’ve attempted to HERE.  Please do contact us for a free quote if you would like any customisations on your game before purchase.

Remember… if you just need 1 extra person, or 1 less person, why not have someone play the inspector role?

The inspector can usually be male or female as the “for real” inspector can simply invent a new name for themselves.

Some hosts prefer to play the inspector role as it means they can work on the catering while the round plays out amongst their guests.