'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. 

 4-star.jpg This game was updated on 8/15/2021 

Helpful Links:

Host character list
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
Direct your guests here - the corresponding pre-game site at Your Mystery Party


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  
Follow My Mystery Party's board Like, Oh My Gosh... Murder- Murder Mystery Party on Pinterest.

If you wish to host this (or any other) game for profit, you will need a commercial license or provide us with your 501C number for a charity fundraiser - click here. 

Minimum age:
14 years
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:
Last revised on 8/15/21


  • 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.

  • 5
    80s party

    Posted by Jean on Oct 24th 2021

    We had a great time playing this game. This is our second murder mystery party from this company and we were just as pleased with this set.

  • 5
    Totally tubular!!

    Posted by sade on Sep 20th 2021

    Threw this one for my office party and it was an instant hit!! We had participants of all age ranges 17 to 55 and everyone fit in perfectly. The night flowed smoothly and everyone left super stoked for another one! Would highly recommend!

  • 5
    Saved a rainy summer preteen sleepover!

    Posted by Heather L. on Jul 10th 2021

    I cannot say enough about this product. The day before our daughter’s 12th birthday party (a sleepover) the forecast changed to 100% rain all day. Our plan had been swimming, bonfire and outdoor movie for 14 preteens. You can imagine I was stressed when the plans changed. I purchased the download from the site, read all the materials and made name tags. I was worried that the girls wouldn’t know who the characters were, so I printed images and attached it to the name tags. This was 3 hrs of solid entertainment! We didn’t play games between because they couldn’t wait to get to the next part. I can’t wait to order another version and use all the extras that are provided for pre-party.