1920s Murder Mystery Party

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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 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).  

5-star.jpgThis game was updated on 01/04/24. Previous versions will not 100% be seamless.

Helpful Links:

 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.


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 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.


  • 5
    Sneakin and Sipping at the Speakeasy!

    Posted by Betsy W on Jul 7th 2021

    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.

  • 5

    Posted by Samantha Britt on Jun 19th 2021

    So many activities and so so much fun

  • 5
    Such a Blast!

    Posted by Unknown 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
    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.