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"I would just like to thank you for this wonderful game. Played twice, once with adults and once with kids. The adults took a while to get into it but eventually got there (I think after the alcohol started flowing), but the kids were magnificent and got into their characters really quickly with some sussing the murderer after only 20 minutes. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves and keep asking when the next one will be."
Denise Boyd, Fife, United Kingdom
"My daughter's Hollywood Lies party was a HUGE hit with her friends. They came in their "dazzle wear"; we even had the "red carpet" leading up to our door for the guests. It was fun for them. The concept of the game is great for this age group -- they had to mingle and talk to one another. No wallflowers were allowed!"
Pat Baker-Simon, United States
"I don't think I've ever laughed so hard."
Doris Arnett-Gary, United States
"Just played Hollywood Lies (kids version) for my daughter's 13th birthday party. It is the first unscripted party I have run and I was concerned. It was fabulous and the timings were great.
Can't believe we managed to keep all those teenagers involved for 4 hours. Many many thanks!"
Shirley Thomson, United Kingdom
"I played Hollywood Lies at my school, it was really fun. I played Sam Cortinelli."
Joel Kelly, United Kingdom
"I loved the first game we played of yours... Hollywood Lies. Best night of my life... my husband and I attended and only knew 2 people there. By the end of the night we knew 30 more people -- all by their Hollywood Lies names! It was fun running into them various places and using our "stage" names. We loved it so much we always wanted to host our own. So now we are [Casino Fatale]."
Kerri Lawnsby, Texas, United States
"We tend to go away as a group of 20+ every year or so, and one of the highlights of our holidays has always been the murder mystery night. Hollywood Lies took it to another dimension. It was fantastic."
June Wilson, Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
"Overall, Hollywood Lies was an incredibly fun night and everyone had a great time. Thank you for providing such a detailed hosting package. It was very thorough and made it so much easier to host!"
A Customer, United States
"I thoroughly enjoyed playing Hollywood Lies, easy to find suitable clothing, it was very easy to find appropriate themed decorations. The making movies and watching them was fun and a good laugh."
Allison Abbott, Australia
"I have played in A Heroic Death and Arabian Nights, so I decided to host Hollywood Lies for my 13th Birthday Party. I added in custom 'weapon' cards to make the game more exciting and everyone had a blast! I've already told everyone I'm doing it again next year!"
Ellory S., United States
"We had so much fun playing Hollywood Lies and I am pretty sure I won mother of the year for hosting it. :) I think the kids all did a fantastic job with their roles. We will definitely come back to you for another game. Thanks! Here's a video we made for the game, in the form of a trailer."
Sandi Atherton, United States
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Hollywood Lies is a dinner party murder mystery game for 16 to 22 guests (or up to 32 with the expansion pack) and one or two hosts – download the free introductory pdf file.
Kids' version – this game includes a FREE special version written for kids and younger teens.
Join us in a thrilling evening of scheming, intrigue and skulduggery. You will be in the middle of the action and it will be up to you to wheel and deal with the other guests. Can you achieve your goals, keep your secrets hidden and survive Hollywood Lies? It's up to you.
"Hollywood Lies Expanded was exactly what we wanted on New Year's Eve, a gala murder mystery. The guests haven't had that much fun at a party in years!"
Lauren Plaviak, Canada
It's award night and Tom Speed's latest film, Dazzled to Death, has just swept the board and garnered five Erics - for Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Director and Best Screenplay. Sadly, Tom Speed's award for Best Actor was accepted posthumously by his wife, Zara Vicars, as Tom was killed in a driving accident late last night.
Despite this note of sadness, celebrations are in full swing at the Dazzled to Death post-award party. Deals are being cut for future productions and everyone is having a good time enjoying the atmosphere and mingling with Hollywood's movers and shakers.
Is there anything suspicious about Tom Speed's death? Who will win next year's Erics? Find out at Hollywood Lies.
Hollywood Lies lasts for about four hours and is suited to an evening. It is often played over a meal – a finger buffet if possible to allow guests to circulate and talk in private.
"I just hosted Hollywood Lies for a group of teen homeschoolers this weekend. I have to say that they had a blast!
Their "movies" were a hoot! This is the 3rd year in a row that we have used your games as sort of an ice breaker for the kids to get to know one another. As usual, it was a great success. Thanks again!"
Janice , North Carolina, United States
The free introductory pdf file contains an introduction to the game, a cast list of all the characters – plus details of how to buy the game.
Important note: Hollywood Lies is an alternative version of one of our other games, Halloween Lies. The characters and the plots are the same, so if your guests have previously played Halloween Lies, they'll know the secrets of Hollywood Lies too! The difference is that Halloween Lies is written specifically for a Halloween party, while Hollywood Lies is suitable for any time of year.
You can buy a German translation of this game -- click here for more details.
and these are the characters in the Expanded version:
|Number of guests||Male characters||Female characters||Characters that can be played by either sex|
Hollywood Lies is unlike many murder mystery games. Although the game starts with a murder, most of the characters have more important things to do than to investigate it. And the killing may not be over – it is unlikely that everyone will survive the remainder of the evening!
Hollywood Lies is played just like a murder mystery game. You may be trying to solve the murder, but primarily you are (initially at least) concentrating on your own goals and objectives. Unlike most boxed murder mystery games, Hollywood Lies lets you decide how to achieve your goals and thwart your enemies.
"Hollywood Lies went just perfect and everyone enjoyed themselves (we had 13 teenagers and 3 adults).
It was just excellent!"
Isabell Auffermann, United Kingdom
On the evening of the game the guests are met by the organizer, the Master (or Mistress) of Ceremonies. They then receive their detailed backgrounds - including dark secrets, objectives and money. The players can form alliances, blackmail each other, steal items and even try to make the best movie for next year. Along the way they may solve some of Hollywood Lies's mysteries. Who is having an affair? What has happened to the photos of Crystal Beech? Which script will be made into a movie? And of course, how did Tom Speed die? Finally, the game concludes and everyone finds out how they did, and what secrets everyone else was concealing.
Sometimes you have too many guests and you need more characters. So we've written a free extra character for each of our games that you can add in, and some of our customers have created their own characters for their parties and are kindly willing to share them.
Please note that we haven't tested these and they may not tie in exactly with our games.
IMPORTANT – if you've bought the game, you can download the files for these characters from the download page where you got your main game files. Contact us if you need the link and password to get back to that page.
Hollywood Lies costs £25.00 (GB pounds). That works out at about US$38.18 at today's exchange rate, although the rate charged by your credit card may vary slightly.
To purchase Hollywood Lies, follow these three steps.
Step 2: Read our terms and conditions of purchase. Then come back here and click on the button to buy the game!
Step 3: Our orders are processed by WorldPay – we don't actually see your credit card details. After you have entered your credit card details you will be emailed the location of the main pdf files, plus the password required to unlock them. You can then download those files and enjoy the game!
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We offer a Cast Iron Guarantee on all our murder mystery games. If you're not completely satisfied with Hollywood Lies then please let us know within 30 days and we will refund you.