'80s Murder Mystery Game

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Like, totally! Hosting this super silly, in-person (face-to-face traditional mingling format) '80s murder mystery party will result in a hilarious evening for 8-18+ players, ages 14+. 40 unique players with both expansion packs (17F, 20M, 3E), can be expanded to over 70 guests (see below for how to host a large party with this game. This is the instant download upon purchase version of the game - no waiting, download instantly, and there's nothing to ship, so you avoid shipping fees!  Easy to host, easy to prepare.  For the boxed version, scroll down to the link below 'helpful links,' and let our staff prepare your game kit for you. 

For a night of glam rock, pop icons, Mogwai scandals, vampire bats, and Rubik's cubes, this is the game for you! Warning: this game is lighthearted and not to be taken seriously, as it's all about the Radical Eighties with a fun spin on things to make your players laugh all night! 

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). 

 4-star.jpg This game was updated on 07/02/2024. Previous versions will not be seamless.

Helpful Links:

Host character list
 Game Trailer Video
 Pinterest page - more DIY party food and decor ideas
Free, printable invitation
 Sample game materials
 10 character Expansion pack #1 - Purchased separately
6 character Expansion pack #2 - Purchase after Expansion pack #1
 6 character Expansion pack #3 - Purchase after Expansion pack #2
 Boxed version - My Mystery Party will prepare your party ready kit
Free pre-game player website send your players here for costume suggestions, the game trailer, and more.


Murder Mystery Synopsis:

Polly Abdool is hosting a totally tubular album release party for her friend, Debbie Gribson, at a posh VIP Beverly Hills club. Debbie Gribson is a top international pop idol who is releasing her new album, Eclectic Youth! She is simultaneously releasing a new fragrance line of the same name! The guest list is stock full of big name celebrity guests who will undoubtedly hit the scene in outrageous '80s fashion!

You are on the guest list and have received your invitation. There are a few names on the guest list that you dread having to be around for the night, but you wouldn't mind the exposure. This is where your story begins

How to Host a Larger Party:

  • 18 unique players from the main game.
  • 10 unique players from expansion pack #1
  • 6 unique players from expansion pack #2
  • 6 unique players from expansion pack #3.
  • Up to 15 duplicate valley girl/boy team members led by Muffy Bangles, see main game character list
  • Up to 15 duplicate '80s prep team members led by Buff Biffman, see main game character list  

Commercial License

If you wish to host this (or any other) game for profit &/or in public &/or as a benefit to your business or organization, you will need a commercial license - click here. 

Minimum age:
14 years for difficulty. No sexual innuendos, foul language or illegal drug content.
Difficulty rating:
Moderate, 4/10
Gender of character roles:
# of players in main game:
8-18 players
Expansion pack(s):
10 players, 6 players, 6 players (40 total unique with expansion packs)
Expandable team players:
Over 70 players with teams (with expansion packs & duplicate team players)
Date of publication:
Spring, 2008. Last revised on 07/02/24. Previous versions are not seamless.
Game license:
Single, private use. For the game license Terms and Conditions, see below.


  • 5
    80’s murder mystery

    Posted by Martha on Jan 1st 2024

    Great game. We have played others in the past and we enjoyed this one so much! Very easy for our guests to follow and understand. Not difficult to setup but do it with plenty of time. I received texts and calls today about how much fun it was! Highly recommend this 80’s game and highly recommend encouraging guests dressing up.

  • 5
    So much fun!

    Posted by JessicaTufnell on Oct 20th 2023

    I host an annual murder mystery party every year, going on ten years now, and this was one of the most fun parties I've had! The costumes were easy enough for everyone to be right in character, and the story lines were hilarious. For extra fun, we named Muffy and Biff's friends funny similar names (We had Biff, Jiff, Yiff, Triff and Spiff as the boy group, and Muffy, Fluffly, Duffy and Spluffy as the girls.) The characters worked very well so that no one was left feeling like an extra.

  • 5
    Murder Mystery

    Posted by Vina on Oct 3rd 2023

    Love their Murder Mysteries! This is my third one. SO excited to do the 80s

  • 5
    Great idea, used it as a surprise party for my daughter and she loved it.

    Posted by Michelle Smith on May 8th 2023

    Excellent product, flawless execution

  • 5
    The best Halloween party idea!

    Posted by Shannon on Apr 10th 2023

    This was SUPER FUN! We were a group of 30somethings geeking out over the fun characters. I'm the gamer of the group and so I was wildly surprised with how showed up in full character outfits and stayed in their persona all evening. This was such a big hit, my friends have asked if we could do murder mystery parties more often, so we're doing the Cinco de Mayo Fiesta murder this May!! MyMysteryParty really does a great job of organizing a fun game to make it easy for a newbie to host. I had my mom fill our envelopes for us so I could play along. In the end, only 2 or 3 people out of 11 guessed correctly who the murderer was.

  • 5

    Posted by Christine P Burke on Apr 3rd 2023

    We had such a great time with this party. I invited friends from college, and we all graduated in the 80s. It was a lot of fun!! Would highly recommend this one.

  • 5
    80s murder mystery

    Posted by Matthew Arnswald on Jan 13th 2023

    Our whole party had a blast, definitely in the top 5 best New years parties we've thrown. Instructions and whole package were top notch. Can't wait for our next one we're going for the western gravestone.

  • 5
    80's Murder Mystery

    Posted by Althea Hadley on Sep 8th 2022

    I love all the murder mysteries I have bought They are a lot of fun, and I love all the different characters. I host these at work when we do an employee day and everyone has so much fun. It is nice to see co-workers enjoying their day, laughing and sharing with each other. Great office party idea.

  • 5
    Fun Party Game!

    Posted by Michelle on Nov 15th 2021

    This game is fun, easy to host, and gets all of the guests involved.