Murder in 1985 | A Virtual 1980's Themed Murder Mystery Game

Murder in 1985 | A Virtual Murder Mystery

Available upon purchase (PDF, Video, Website)
  • Product Description

    This is a lighthearted 1980's murder mystery theme for 6-10 players (with an expansion pack, purchased separately, that adds another 6 players), ages 13 and up, that is formatted for virtual (video chat) play. This can be played with only 4-5 players. This game should take 2 hours to play. The game can be played in two ways - at home with a group or via a video-chat service of your choice.  If you don't intend on playing it face-to-face, you'll need to arrange a video chat, such as Zoom, Skype, WhatsApp, Google Hangouts, Google Duo, ooVoo, Facetime or any other tele-conferencing software you may have access to. Note: we are unable to set up nor assist with technical support for the video chat service - for advice on how to use a video chat, you'll need to contact whatever program's tech service you plan to use - if you are not already familiar. 



    Helpful Links:  

     Click here to view the character list!
     Click here for the free, printable invitation!
     Click here for the six character expansion pack - play as many as you need. 
    Click here to check out the Murder Mystery Prop Emporium! 
     Direct your guests to the corresponding pre-game site at 'Your Mystery Party'


    It is 1985, and after losing market share to sweeter competitors, Koko-Cola has revised its classic formulation and named the new beverage Best Cola. The CEO, Martin McFly, is hosting a huge bash to celebrate the release and has invited the Who’s Who of the entertainment industry to attend the party. 

    With so many Yes Men fluttering around Mr. McFly, he’s blinded to the reality that he is one of the most dreadful men in the world. He’s stolen ideas, broken hearts, slashed egos, and even kidnapped the beloved pets of foes when it suited him. 

    Alas, you are one of the ‘80s icons that received an exclusive invitation to this event. Mr. McFly has wronged you in the past but needs your fame to help launch Best ColaIt should be interesting how this all plays out. This is where your story begins. 


    • Host instruction file - including bonus games to play virtually, player instructions, and a timeline sheet (abbreviated instructions) for your event.
    • 10 character packets (PDF files) to send to your players in advance of the party. They include instructions, a character bio, and three rounds of game play (optional pre-game, round one materials, round two materials). 
    • Solution keys for the game and game challenge (and optional bonus games) - host can play along without spoiling the game.
    • Editable text field player contact sheet for pre-game
    • Three videos of a detective's call on speaker phone to play to start the game, start round two, and give the solution
    • Free invitation (optional to use)
    • Free pre-game website (optional, but suggested)



  • Other Details

    Minimum Age: 12 and up
    Gender of players: All are either gender
    Number of players: 6-10 in the main game (you can play with only 4-5)
    Expansion pack?: Expansion pack #1 has 6, gender flexible characters - all optional
  • Product Reviews


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    1. Will buy and plan another mystery party!

      I hosted the party w/ 10 guests over Zoom. Everyone said they had fun and it was a great time. We played one bonus game which people were into. It took about 2 hours to complete. We just took a 5-10 min intermission break between rounds. During the breaks I played 80s music and had the guests answer an 80s themed poll between rounds. Already planning my next virtual murder mystery! on Jul 15th 2020

    2. Already planning another night!

      We had a great time, this was my first virtual party (I have purchased and hosted 3 other regular murder mystery parties-which I now consider a hobby! LOL) and I wasn't sure what to expect. We only played the 6 main characters and all of us have played murder mystery games before and had a great time! It took us just over an hour. I would suggest making sure everyone takes their time and make sure to read everything on your scripts! We are already planning the next one with more characters! on Jul 12th 2020

    3. Brilliant night in

      Absolutely loved it! Just spend some time before the event reading it all and planning it and it’s easy. It’s great it comes with video links so it looks super professional.

      It’s not hard give everyone a character, each round people read their scripts!

      We loved it!
      on Jun 7th 2020

    4. Super enjoyable

      My high schoolers ran this over zoom and it was amazing!!!! One of our best events this year since Covid hit. on Jun 6th 2020