1920s Murder Mystery Party

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A roaring '20s 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 roaring twenties 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.

You will receive four files with this game - host instructions, printable, solution, and an optional free invitation.

This is a traditional, mingling, clue-based game for in-person groups. For virtually-formatted games that are ideal for video chat platforms, click here. 

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). 


Game release date: Jan, 2007 - game revision 08/13/21.

Host character list
15 player invitation
Sample game - see cards, plotlines, format, contents.
Party pack version (boxed set) Our staff will prepare your kit.
Player pre-game site at Your Mystery Party
Expansion packs - purchased separately, play in order:
14 character expansion pack #1 
14 character expansion pack #2 
12 character expansion pack #3  
Prop Emporium - there are many fun props, invites, etc.
Gift Certificates - give a gift of fun.



It’s the height of Prohibition in 1920s Chicago, and there’s a mob war 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 reached an agreement on bootlegging practices in Chicago and have decided to pull together resources to undergo a collaborative effort with criminal endeavors.On the surface, this strategy seems similar to bailing out a sinking ship with tin cups, nevertheless. 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 erupt, rekindling 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 or provide us with your 501C number for a charity fundraiser - click here. 

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Minimum age:
16 years (prohibition and mobster content such as bootlegging, gambling, speakeasies, love triangles/affairs, violence)
# of players in main game:
8-15 players in the main game
Expansion packs (purchased separately):
14 players (#1), 14 players (#2), 12 players (#3)
Gender of players:


  • 5
    Such a Blast!

    Posted by Sarah Jensen on Jun 11th 2021

    One of the most fun experiences I have every had! I had the privilege of hosting this fabulous event and was so surprised at how into the characters everyone got! I loved that the host can participate just as much as the guests, and even I didn't know who the murder was until the end of the night! Fan Favorite, and will definitely be hosting another one soon!

  • 5
    No snitches!

    Posted by Unknown on Jun 8th 2021

    I hosted a luau party from this site, and my 18 year old daughter saw how much fun everyone had and decided to host this party for her friends before everyone leaves for college in a couple of months. When her guests started to arrive, we were amazed at how seriously everyone took their roles! My daughter was able to manage the timeline and the host responsibilities without any assistance even though it was her first mystery party. Make sure to read all the directions first! She did forget to manage round three correctly, but the guests didn't seem to mind. They are already planning their next mystery!

  • 5

    Posted by Tracie Young on Feb 17th 2021

    We ordered the no spoiler kit and wow what an awesome time! As a host I played along and truly enjoyed myself. Everyone kept saying for weeks after when is the next one. We will host another one for sure.

  • 4
    Lots of fun!

    Posted by Unknown on Feb 14th 2021

    Everyone had a great time.

  • 5
    Love your products

    Posted by Suz on Feb 5th 2021

    This is the 3 or 4 game I've purchased from you

  • 5
    A Romping Good Time!

    Posted by Julie Bridge on Feb 1st 2021

    We purchased "The Grand Gatsby" for our daughter's 17th birthday party. We only had 5 days to throw the whole thing together (which I would not recommend). It was a lot of hard work but it was one of the best parties we have ever thrown! We sent out the pre-party activity the morning of the party, which got everyone ready to play their roles. Everyone came dressed in costumes and ready to have fun. The variety and details about each of the characters gave everyone a chance to be involved and ham it up as much as they wanted. The instructions were very detailed which made them a bit tedious, but once I had read everything and got it all laid out and organized it really wasn't that bad, and the party came off without a hitch! I would highly recommend this murder mystery for your party.

  • 5
    Best party purchase!!

    Posted by Whitney on Jan 13th 2021

    I bought “The Grand Gatsby” for our church small group to play. It was so easy to follow and put together, and I love that I could play and be just as surprised at the ending as everyone else! I was nervous because I’ve never been a part of or hosted a murder mystery before. I couldn’t have picked a better one!

  • 5
    This was a roaring good time!

    Posted by Mary on Jan 8th 2021

    This party was amazing! The directions for the host were clear and easy to follow. The characters were well developed and all participants were equally involved in the storyline, yet the story easily progressed without all the "extra" characters (we has some who were unable to attend). The extra bonus game ideas were fun and added to the enjoyment! This murder mystery party, mixed with decorations and a group that was willing to embrace their characters, made for the party of the year!

  • 5
    We had a blast!!

    Posted by Scarlette on Jan 4th 2021

    This was my first time hosting a murder mystery party. The downloadable kit had everything I needed. It was so easy to prep and also easy for my guests to follow. The story played out fantastically and got even my shy friends chatting! Everyone had a blast we will definitely be planning another one in the near future!