1986 | A sinister murder mystery - party pack

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A sinister 1980's murder mystery party game for 12-16 guests, ages 15 and up due to difficulty. This game has required video components, but transcripts are provided as back-ups. Characters are flexible gender, so this game may be played co-ed, all female, or all male. There are kit sizes (up to 150 players) available.  The download version is a different product and does not come with the party pack, as they are not seamless and materials should not be used together. 

6-star.jpgThis game was last updated on 9/24/2020  

Helpful Links: 

 Sample game materials

 Murder mystery prop emporium

 Instant downloadable version - no shipping, no waiting

Kit A: 12 unique roles

 Host character list for Kit A

 Free, 12-player printable invitation

 Corresponding pre-game site for Kit A

Kit B-C: 32 unique roles - Expansion pack #1 plus expandable teams

 Host character list for Kit B-C

 Free, 32+ player printable invitation

 Corresponding pre-game site for Kit B-C


Mystery Synopsis: 

In Flamebury Falls, there is a historic estate on the edge of town named The Craven Gray Manor. Wicked things have happened at the manor over the years, so some say the property may be cursed. Others claim the owners are starting the rumors to encourage thrill-seekers to visit the town and dare to stay at the property. Who knows the truth?

Nevertheless, Ridley Barnabet recently inherited the family fortune and wishes to catapult the manor to become a local hot-spot and travel destination. Ridley has sent out exclusive invitations for a VIP bash. The town gossips are on fire with rumors of what will happen on this night when the who’s who of the town will be gathered together.

On another note, there is a buzz that the mysterious society, The Clear, might be involved with the event. The Clear is a top-secret social order that nobody knows for sure exists, but everyone chats about and spreads tales about how they control the world and all of its headlines. Could The Clear be behind this event? Only time will tell - or would time even spill the secret?

You’ve received an invitation to the gathering at the manor. This is where your story begins. 

How to Host a Larger Party: 

  • A: 12-16 characters with the main game. 
  • B: 16-32 player kit that includes expansion pack #1 (Note: 4 more players are required if you add this pack.) 
  • C: 50 player kit: 32 unique players and 18 expandable team players (these are duplicates): 9 nurses with Alby Dahmer, 9 film developers with Bernie Cullen

*Note: email us at if you want the following kit sizes available on the drop down: 

  • D: 100 player kit: 32 unique players and expandable team players (these are duplicates): 17 nurses with Alby Dahmer, 17 film developers with Bernie Cullen, 17 assistant butchers with Marion Holmes, 17 Blockbuster employees with Randy Fish  
  • 150 player kit: 32 unique players and expandable team players (these are duplicates): 30 nurses with Alby Dahmer, 30 film developers with Bernie Cullen, 29 assistant butchers with Marion Holmes, 29 Blockbuster employees with Randy Fish  

If you wish to host this (or any other) game for profit, you will need a commercial license - click here.

Minimum age:
15 for difficulty - like our other games, there are no instances of foul language, sexual innuendos, or drugs. This game does involve 'cultish/world domination' references.
Difficulty rating:
Moderate, 6/10
Gender of character roles:
Minimum # of players:
12 players
Kit sizes:
3 kit sizes, ranging up to 50 total players.
Expandable teams?:
Yes, kit C (18) has expandable team players
Date of publication:
September 2020
Unique content:
Required videos & 2 group challenges
Game license:
Single, private use. For the game license's Terms and Conditions, see below.