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A cool 1950s Murder Mystery for 8-16 guests, ages 14+ due to difficulty. There is a 6 player, co-ed expansion pack available. This '50s murder mystery party game can be expanded to over 50 guests by adding additional guests to play with the football and cheerleader characters. This is the instant download version of the game - no waiting, no shipping fees, as there is nothing to be shipped! Everything needed to play the game is included in the game file. For the party ready pack prepared boxed set, see the link below under 'helpful links.'
*Note: this game was updated on 6/13/17. If you have purchased the license to host this game within the last year, you can re-download the newest version of the file from your account.
It’s 1955 and Fontaine City has a problem with teenage street gangs. In the east, there’s a hot rod racing gang called the D-Birds. Their ladies are members of the girly clique called the Pink Chicks. These rebels attend Ryder High and spend their free time at Frosty’s Diner. The Pit Viper motorcycle gang runs the west side of town, and their ladies are the Black Widows. These hooligans attend Tuscadero High School and frequent the local hangout - the Milkshake Shack. If either of these gangs ends up on the other’s turf, a white knuckle rumble may break out and cause chaos in the streets.
At Ryder High, the cheerleaders have formed an organization known as Campus Crew which was created to focus on reducing criminal activity in the city. The founders firmly believe that bringing the teens of Fontaine City together will solve the gang problem, so they have scheduled the Friendship Sock Hop. To their surprise, everybody that was invited has sent in an RSVP! This should be a night to remember!
The Campus Crew has promised peace and harmony for this evening of forming new friendships and working out a truce between the east and west of Fontaine City. You have been invited. This is where your story begins.
|Minimum age:||14 years|
|Number of players:||8-16 players|
|Available expansion pack:||6 player (3m, 3f)|
|Expandable players?:||Expands to 50+ players with teams|
|Gender of players:||Co-ed|
This was my first time ever doing a murder mystery, let alone hosting one. I made it so I had a smaller group of adults on purpose because I was nervous on how this whole thing would turn out. My sister and I did it together and between us we were able to figure it out (we are not smart so anyone can easily host it lol) It was a blast, we had 1950s music playing in the background and we had a photo shoot after round 2! Everyone had said that this had exceeded their expectations by far!!! I would totally do more Murder Mysteries! Unknown on Jun 28th 2020
Everyone had a fantastic time, over 20 people attending via a zoom call, using breakouts rooms. Terrible accents, hilarious fancy dress, so much laughter!
I self converted the download pack.
This does take a little bit of work to organise everything virtually, but for less work use less characters and have everyone else play as detectives.
The 1950s pack was great because everyone recognises the characters, (trying to keep things simple via zoom). I had 24 attending so using all 16 characters names to get people excited, but cut it to 10 characters who had a plot/lines to read out. This was the advice given by the website, more than 10 is too much to process. I agree that for this pack you could keep it to the 8 required. I just wanted the football captain and cheer captian so I could have expandable characters for the other guests.
As it was virtual and none of my friends had played before I acted as host only and read the solution so I knew what was going to happen, so I was focused on running things. I still still had lots of fun dropping into zoom calls and I also labelled myself as one of the characters mothers so it fix quite well :)
It was so successful we are going to do another next month!
One piece of advice , if you use expandable characters try and add questions for the main characters to ask the cheerleaders and footballers. The football team was of interest to no one (they didn't mind ) but you could easy ads a question or to for others to talk to them about. Hannah J Collings on Jun 15th 2020
We used this for a sweet 16 Birthday party! It was so much fun. The kids had a blast. Unknown on Mar 5th 2020
We purchased the 50's themed Murder Mystery for our snowbird resort. It was a fantastic evening of entertainment. The tips for decor, meal and event planning were excellent. Overall, it was straightforward and easy to organize. Fun at the Palm's River Resort crew on Feb 16th 2020