Players 14-16

Murder at the Museum




Clarence Abernathy was found swinging from the bell pull of their local church-turned-museum, and the wife has gone missing.  Can you discover who the murderer is, or find the wife and pin it on her?

This game has 5 male players, 5 female players, and 4 gender non-specific characters.  For the 16-player game, the two extra parts are also gender non-specific.


Experience an unholy night of mystery.

It’s 1954 in sleepy McCleary, Washington. While their local church was recently turned into a museum, it’s also the promising home to a brand new elementary school, a lumber strike, and murder.

Local real estate mogul Clarence Abernathy was found dead at the end of the bell pole. The spouse is always the first suspect, but nobody can find Flora Abernathy to question her. The party attendees were each at the museum at the time the body was found and are therefor suspects.

Can you discover who the murderer is, or find Flora and pin it on her?

The 16-player game has two additional players who were not nearby when the murder happened… but that doesn’t necessarily mean they’re innocent!

Each Mystery Game Comes Equipped With:

  • Story of the crime and circumstances for the party/gathering
  • List of cast members
  • Individual character packets
  • “Rules” for playing the game
  • Hosting Packet, which includes instructions on how to play the game, timing and organization tips for the host, how to plan the party and select player parts, etc.
  • Historical background if necessary
  • A summary of who, how, and why the crime was done
  • Performance and dressing tips
  • Link to a personalized “Murder at the Museum” Pinterest Board with decorating, food, and costume ideas!

Vella has extra information about the Storyline, Characters, and the author’s behind-the-scene notes about this game and all the others, plus information on upcoming and in-progress games! Check it out here!

Additional information

Number Of Players

14 Players, 16 Players

2 reviews for Murder at the Museum

  1. Amy

    We had this mystery party tonight. The participants were hilarious, and as a host, I hardly had to prompt them. It was very well received. Everyone had a blast. It was a big success. Thank you!

  2. Sue

    Just wanted to let you know that our Murder Mystery Dinner was a grand success.
    Everyone enjoyed themselves and had a lot of fun.

    Only three of the sixteen participants guessed both murderers correctly…so I’d say you did a great job.

    We are looking forward to holding more parties with the mysteries we purchased recently and using the one you wrote for us again.

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