'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 8/15/2021 

Helpful Links:

Host character list
 Game Trailer Video
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 - 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:
Spring, 2008. Last revised on 8/15/21
Game license:
Single, private use. For the game license Terms and Conditions, see below.


  • 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.

  • 5
    Like, This Murder Mystery Was Totally RAD!!!!!

    Posted by Kimberly Bellof on Jun 18th 2021

    We had an amazing time with this game! One thing I would suggest is to make sure all guests are following the solution cards appropriately. Some of our guests revealed the murder too soon, however we still had an amazing time!!!!!

  • 5
    So much fun!!

    Posted by Rochelle on Feb 14th 2021

    Everyone loved it, the characters were great. This was my first time hosting and it was very easy. We can't wait to play another one!!

  • 5
    everyone had a blast!

    Posted by Tina on Feb 2nd 2021

    We loved it! We were able to mingle and move around while talking and gathering clues, It helped that everyone came in character and got into it! It was great!

  • 5
    Great time for the teens

    Posted by MamaChula on Nov 6th 2020

    We had a wonderful time solving this 80's themed mystery. It was a group of 12 high school students and they loved dressing up, bringing popular 80's foods, a totally rad playlist, and the fun bonus games kept the party rolling. Thanks for a great event!

  • 5
    So much Fun and Easy to play!

    Posted by Brett Milgrim on Sep 21st 2020

    We did this for my wife’s birthday and had a blast! It was really fun and easy to follow along. Even the guests we didn’t expect to get into character, Really got into it! I can’t say enough how much fun it was! My wife loved it and so did all of our friends!

  • 5
    Fun Party

    Posted by Unknown on Jul 14th 2020

    We hosted this party for my daughter's 16th birthday. Everyone had a blast!