'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
    Like, Oh my gosh!

    Posted by Unknown on Jan 20th 2020

    This game was so much fun to play! Quick download, instructions were easy to follow. We had 18 players & all had a blast! Would definitely order another game to play

  • 5
    Like, We Loved It!

    Posted by Polly Abdool on Dec 16th 2019

    I got this package for my husband's 31st birthday party (he was born in the 80s), and we all had so much fun! A week out, everyone started enjoying putting their costumes together and completing the easy, optional pre-game tasks. At the party, the game flowed easily and my friends & family had fun getting into character! Even the people who weren't as excited to do a Murder Mystery Party (compared to the people who were LOVING the idea) told me they had so much fun! We had a group of 14, and very few people in the group had spent quality time together before - this was totally fine, and a fun way for people in our life to bond!

  • 5

    Posted by Unknown on Dec 16th 2019

    This was the first time hosting a mystery party and you definitely did a great job laying it all out for me! Everyone Loved it and everything Went just as planned! Great job!

  • 5
    Awesome time

    Posted by Brent Chapman on Dec 9th 2019

    We did this one for my daughters 16th birthday. She had 10 friends over. We had 9 females and 1 male, but we made it work. They were a little apprehensive about everything at first, but once they got going, my wife and I sat back and watched them and it was hilarious to watch. The only thing I wish is that the male and female roles were a little more flexible for something like this but it definitely didn’t hinder the fun everyone had.

  • 5
    Great time!

    Posted by Michelle on Nov 18th 2019

    We purchased the 80’s murder mystery party for a evening with friends! Everyone really got into character and it was a very fun night! Easy scripts to follow and the evening flowed well by following the suggested timeline. This is our 4th party and we can’t wait to plan the next one!

  • 5
    A totally rad 80s blast!

    Posted by Betty on Nov 17th 2019

    I hosted this party for my 30th birthday and everyone had an incredible time. The whole host packet was awesome—everything was easy to follow and plan. I loved all the characters and matching them to all my invitees’ personalities. I’m so impressed by how much thought and creativity was put into this game!! Thank you for an awesome night.

  • 5
    Sooo fun!

    Posted by Ashley Collins on Oct 21st 2019

    Our group was about 40 people ages 30ish to 60ish. Everyone loved it! I was asked several times to host one of these again next year. I recommend that the host go ahead and read everything to assign characters. Knowledge of character personalities helped me select the right people for each part. They were able to get into the character and had a blast!

  • 5
    Lots of fun for teens

    Posted by Evelyn on Sep 14th 2019

    Used the 80s Mystery kit with my Venturing Crew. Lots of fun! Everyone got into it and dressed up. They came in with low expectations, and left having a great night! Would play again.

  • 5
    So much fun

    Posted by Elizabeth on Mar 18th 2019

    This was soooooo much fun! I used it for my 28th birthday and we all completely loved every second of it! I highly recommend it!!