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
    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!

  • 5
    Soo much fun

    Posted by Sejla on Jan 2nd 2021

    The game was easy to follow and all the instructions were set out clearly. It was so much fun hosting this and I would definitely try another one in the future.

  • 5
    Made for a great night and great memories

    Posted by Chelsea Gallagher on Dec 26th 2020

    We played this for my birthday, with a large group who most of whom didn’t know each other, and this game was great at bribing everyone together. It tells you specifically who to go talk to, and so that will help your guests get to know each other and break the ice! Would highly recommended this one!

  • 5
    Soooooo much fun!!!!!!!

    Posted by Unknown on Nov 4th 2020

    Family fun filled night! This was my first to hosting a Murder Mystery, and now I am addicted based on this game. We enjoyed every minute. Even when we maybe confused for a bit it all came together based on the game and contents. Thank-you

  • 5
    Fun party

    Posted by Angela Decker on Nov 2nd 2020

    We had a blast, this was so much fun people cant wait till the next murder. iIt has surprises at the end. this was great.

  • 5
    Amazing loved it!

    Posted by Daisy on Oct 28th 2020

    Omg this party was a hit!! Everyone loved everything about it and could not stop talking about it that we decided to purchase another party kit. The scripts were so easy and fun if you stay in character it's so hilarious and flowed perfectly!! The host instructions super easy, the theme, decor, characters and script was awesome truly sets you up and only 2 people got the murder correct. Sooo much fun!!! Totally recommend!!

  • 5
    A Gatsby Affair

    Posted by Colleen Bergin on Oct 18th 2020

    While we only had an all female group (some of us took on the roles of the men), it was still a blast! It was well done, and I highly recommend doing the optional challenges - so much fun! The laughter was nonstop throughout the party, no matter how serious we tried to be in our roles. We plan to order another kit to do after the holidays!