Back in Time for Murder Time Travel mystery party

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Back in Time for Murder - a Steampunk Time Travel themed Murder Mystery Party Game for 8-16 guests, 14 years and up for difficulty level. This is the instant download version of the game - no waiting, no shipping fees - you'll have everything you need to play with the download. Easy to host and easy to prepare. For the boxed set, there is a link below for the party pack under 'helpful links.' 

There are four PDF files to download with this game - a host instruction file, printable file, solution key, and an optional free invitation file. 

Five out of ten difficulty.This game was updated on 09/27/21.

Helpful Links:

Host character list
Free, printable invitation
Sample game materials
10 character expansion pack (Purchased separately)
Boxed version - My Mystery Party staff will prepare your game kit
Free, pre-game site at Your Mystery Party

Murder Mystery Synopsis:

It is 2099, and the demented Genesee Glasco, a quintillionaire heiress, and first world ruler, is hosting the ultimate retro gala. The steampunk-themed affair will be held at the awe-inspiring Hematite Palace in the world’s new capital – Glasco Megalopolis. Using her latest invention created by a collective effort from the world’s top scientists, she has hand-selected her guests from past icons, legends, and even infamous villains.

The world's denizens have been on the edge of their seats watching the planning stages of the first worldwide extravaganza unfold on their nuclearvision devices! For the past sixteen days, the befuddled faces of the honorary guests have been publicized as they endured the excruciating journey from the past to the central platform of the Time Travel Epicenter of Glasco Megalopolis. The historical attendees have yet to be briefed on why they were brought into the future, and are being isolated in unknown locations within Diamond City. At the same time, they await the night of celebration.

Nobody knows what Genesee has explicitly planned for the gala, but this party is undeniably a world first. Regrettably, you are one of the icons that have suffered through the painful transport from the past. You feel disoriented and are quite mystified why you have been brought to this strange, wondrous place and why they are not allowing you to leave. This is where your story begins.

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Minimum age:
14 years. Characters are based upon historical figures with some being villains. Mentions of mental illness (based upon historical accounts).
Difficulty rating:
Moderate, 5/10
Gender of players:
Number of players:
8-16 players
Expansion pack(s):
10 players
Expandable team players:
Date of publication:
Last revised on 2/26/23


  • 5
    Murder Mystery Time Travel

    Posted by Unknown on May 15th 2022

    We've done other Murder Mysteries and love them in general. This one in particular we really enjoyed since it was more interactive. From side conversations that were expected and had to the blood curdling scream. Definitely would recommend this one.

  • 5

    Posted by Unknown on Nov 1st 2019

    It was so much fun!!

  • 4
    So much fun

    Posted by Unknown on Sep 18th 2017

    This was an absolute blast. I purchased this product for my wife's 35 birthday and cast her as the main character. She was blown away. In fact, we had so much fun that we are already planning our next mystery party. We had about 50 people at the party so if your are going big definitely buy the expansion. It was awesome.

  • 5
    Birthday Party

    Posted by Emily on Nov 29th 2016

    We bought this for my partner's birthday party (ages 20-40). Not only did he love but the guests had a blast too! We bought the expansion pack as well because we were planning on having a large group and then a huge portion had to cancel last minute. We ended up playing with about 10 people (7 of the required characters and the rest were opinion from both the game and the expansion). 10 seemed like a really good number to play with. Some things that I wish I had done differently or things that I changed a bit. -A lot of the characters who had to bail were more villain type characters. When everyone was interacting, it was mainly a big group that got together to talk rather than smaller groups of people or couples talking. I wish that I had been more careful in assigning characters. 1 good guy to 1 bad guy. -It was my first time hosting a murder mystery party and I read through everything so that I had a better idea of game play and could help specific characters if they needed it. -On their clue sheet, I can't remember exactly what it is called. They have a map that shows the layout of the space the party is taking place in. Even though every character had a map on their notes, I wish I had blown up the map and posted it somewhere. -I think I overwhelmed my guests a little bit pre party. I was getting excited as I was figuring out what food I wanted to go along with the theme or while I was looking at costumes or while I was figuring out how the game out to be played. A lot of that is just me personally, I get excited and want to share. Giving people characters and then backing off until just before the party would have been a better for my guests. That being said, we in the planning stages of doing another murder mystery party, we will be have a lot of the same guests, and they are so excited about it!

  • 5

    Posted by Unknown on Oct 25th 2016

    I hosted this one for my daughters 11th birthday. Ages 11 - 15 they had a great time!

  • 4
    Fun night!

    Posted by Unknown on Jul 24th 2016

    We had a great night, with many guests not knowing each other it was a good icebreaker. Such a broad range of characters which made it even more fun!