'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 - 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
Game license:
Single, private use. For the game license Terms and Conditions, see below.


  • 5

    Posted by Kim C. on Jan 4th 2019

    The content was fun and we loved the theme.

  • 5
    Best birthday ever!

    Posted by Kay on Mar 26th 2018

    Hosted the 80s murder mystery for my daughters 14th birthday, and from her mouth “best birthday party ever” I was so happily surprised at how all the kids really got into character and they ALL had a blast, boys and girls! Will definitely do another one! Tips: definitely watch the how to host video and plan ahead if you are preparing the kit yourself, it’s not hard at all, directions were clear and concise

  • 5
    Great for a Birthday Party

    Posted by Unknown on Jan 22nd 2018

    This was a great game that was easy to host and handle. We used the game and the first expansion pack for a 30th birthday with 28 guests. Highly recommend.

  • 5
    Easy to implement and very customizable

    Posted by Shannon on Oct 26th 2017

    I ordered this game for a birthday party (there are four of us with October birthdays, and I love the 80s, so this was perfect). I thought an unscripted double blind mystery might be challenging, but it actually went quite smoothly. The unscripted nature (where each character has certain goals to accomplish in each round) allowed people to express themselves and get creative, and I think we had far more laughs than we would have with a purely scripted event. The additional games are fun to help fill out the evening, and I did take advantage of a couple of the included recipes (two of the drinks, in particular). The players not knowing who the victim was until the appropriate time and who the murderer was until the end kept everyone involved and thinking. The person who ended up being the victim was given another role to play after their death so they could continue to participate. Even the people attending who did not want roles actually became quite involved in the banter. The outcome of the game was logical and not terribly difficult to figure out when examining means motive, and opportunity (with some games, the murderer makes no sense). The flexibility of this game also made it easy to do some last minute cast changes, as two guests had a family emergency and were unable to attend. We thoroughly enjoyed this game and I would order another from this website.

  • 4
    I've done two mystery parties now! Both great!

    Posted by A. White on Sep 26th 2017

    Great game. Loved the characters, costumes and fun story. I've played the Gatsby game in the past and am still in love with that game , so it's difficult to make a comparison. I like both, though.

  • 5
    Great game!

    Posted by Unknown on Apr 26th 2017

    Everyone had a great time. Easy to prepare, easy instructions.

  • 5
    Super fun

    Posted by Ariana on Nov 20th 2016

    We got this and the first expansion pack for a 30th birthday party. It got everyone to mingle and chat. The characters were great and only 1 person solved the mystery! Will definitely get other games

  • 5
    Great time at a Work Teambuilding event

    Posted by Unknown on Apr 29th 2016

    We used this game plus one expansion pack for an afternoon team building session. The pre-game tasks really got people into character and we saw nearly 75% of the people in costume on the day of the event. Even the people that were not initially excited really got into it. We can't wait for our next event. Great product. Lots of laughs had by all.

  • 5
    Wow! Super fun time!

    Posted by Randal Poorman on Apr 16th 2016

    Everybody got involved, the costumes were great and the mystery was difficult enough that only 4 of the 20 guests got it right. This was my third party from this company and all have been great - all very different from each other too.