1920s Murder Mystery Party
A Roaring Twenties murder mystery party (in-person, face-to-face) game for 8-15 guests - 8 required and 7 optional, ages 16 and up - downloadable version. Up to 55 unique player roles with all three expansion packs (purchased separately). The 1920s murder mystery party game is set at the height of prohibition in a 1920s speakeasy. Choose to host this '20s murder mystery party game if you are up for loads of blackmail, deceit, intertwining relationships and murder - all packaged in a fun flapper & gangster themed murder mystery party! For further description of the game content, scroll down below to 'Additional Details.'
This is the instant download version of the game - you will have everything needed to play with the instant download - just print and prepare. There's nothing to ship, so you avoid shipping fees! For the party ready pack, click on the link below in the helpful links section.
Included: there are four PDF files to download with this game - a host instruction file, printable file, solution key, and an optional free invitation file. You must use Adobe Reader (free software that you can download at Adobe.com) to view the PDF file, as a PDF is an Adobe product.
Format: this is a traditional, mingling, clue-based game (downloadable version) for in-person groups. For virtually-formatted games that are ideal for video chat platforms, click here.
Gifting: the standard game license does not allow transfers, so you cannot purchase a download as a gift. For gifts, click here for gift certificates, or use the link below for the boxed version of the game (party pack).
- Host character list
- Game Trailer Video
- 15 player invitation
- Sample game materials
- Murder mystery prop emporium
- 14 character Expansion pack #1 - Purchased separately
- 14 character Expansion pack #2 - Purchased after Expansion pack #1
- 12 character Expansion pack #3 - Purchased after Expansion pack #2
- Boxed version - My Mystery Party will prepare your party ready kit
- Direct your guests here - the corresponding pre-game site at Your Mystery Party
Murder Mystery Synopsis:
It's the height of Prohibition in 1920s Chicago, and a mob war's brewing between the South Side Gangsters and the Northern Chicago Mob Outfit. The two ruthless crime leaders, Hal Sapone and Beanie O'Dannon, have finally agreed on bootlegging practices in Chicago and have decided to pull together resources for a collaborative effort with criminal endeavors.
On the surface, this strategy is similar to bailing out a sinking ship with tin cups.
Recently, gangsters from the north and south have been spotted together at various speakeasies throughout Chicago, but the tension in the air is always thick enough to be cut with a knife. However, this newfound relationship between the opposing mob bosses has served, thus far, to inhibit gratuitous bloodshed as in the past. Part of the success of this truce is that both crime bosses have found new dames, thereby intertwining more mutual relationships between the two factions.
The two gangs have set an official date to meet at Hal Sapone's Grand Gatsby Speakeasy to resolve all remaining differences. Will these two underground organizations resolve their disputes, or will a massive melee rekindle the fatal flames between them?
This is where your story begins.
If you wish to host this (or any other) game for profit, you will need a commercial license - click here.
- Minimum age:
- 16 years. There are no instances of foul language, illegal drug usage, sexual innuendos.
- Difficulty rating:
- Moderate, 5/10
- Content Warning:
- Set in prohibition. Mobster content such as bootlegging, gambling, speakeasies, love triangles/affairs, violence.
- Gender of character roles:
- # of players in main game:
- 8-15 players in the main game
- Expansion pack(s):
- 14 players (#1), 14 players (#2), 12 players (#3)
- Expandable team players:
- Date of publication:
- January 2007. Last revised on 08/13/21
- Game license:
- Single, private use. For the game license Terms and Conditions, see below.
Great idea and very detailed! We had 25 characters and it worked out great! All of our guests really enjoyed the theme and storyline.
We did this for our daughter’s 18th Birthday party. It was last minute because the other plan fell through. The instructions were simple and even though we purchased it the night before and it was our first time doing something like this everything went perfectly. It was a blast. All 23 kids got really involved. My daughter said it was here best birthday party ever.
We had an absolute blast! We used this for the welcome party for our wedding weekend with about 24 people. It was perfect for getting everyone to mingle, family and friends really got into character and the bonus challenge, and all weekend we could reference funny moments from the first day to continue on with the fun. This was our first time playing a murder mystery party and everything you need to host is in the host instructions, videos, or FAQs to make everything run seamlessly and customer service answers very quickly if you think you still need information. We are all talking about doing another one and I would 100% recommend my mystery party.
I got this package for my boyfriend’s 28th birthday party. He said he wanted a murder mystery theme, however, we had never done one before (let alone hosted one). I hosted the event, and chose not to do any of the characters so I could make sure everything ran smoothly. All of our friends are performers, and they COMMITTED! I was so thankful for the reviews for the packages, and if you’re hesitant about purchasing, take my word for it- it’s worth it! We will absolutely be purchasing more for the fun of it!
Everyone loved the 20s theme. I bought expansions packs 1 & 2, so that everyone could have a part. I made the mistake of giving myself a role, which I regretted. It was overwhelming to run the game with so many characters and play a main role. I was so busy that I didn’t really even get to visit with anyone. If you have a large party, make sure to just be the host/hostess. Otherwise, it was a great party.
Excellent party, so easy to host!
Ordered this for my 25th birthday. We had 12 people and it was just so much fun!! Everyone dressed up and played their parts. So easy to use and they gave you everything you needed- from the game, to food ideas and drink ideas!! Would 100% recommend!!
I had this party in Feb 2020. It was SO much fun! I spent about a month getting ready, collecting props and decorating the house. Everyone who came still says they were so glad it was their final “hurrah” before the lockdowns. I actually kept the decorations up the whole year til I put up my Christmas stuff. Can’t wait to do another!
This theme was so much fun! It was my second murder mystery party and I know I will do a third. This game has more twists after the murderer is caught and it’s awesome! I highly recommend the mini game where each player has fake money. Players were able to gamble with and bribe other players and it really got people mingling. Everyone had a great time.