Murder in 1985 | Expansion pack #1

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This is the instant download version of the expansion pack, which is in virtual format - no shipping, no waiting, no hassle. 

Do not purchase this expansion pack without purchasing the main game of Murder in 1985 - a virtual murder mystery party. 

This is an instant download of the expansion pack including 6 additional characters - (see the character list below for details). 


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  • Host instruction file 
  • 6 character packets (PDF files) to send to your players in advance of the party. They include instructions, a character bio, suspect list, and three rounds of game play (optional pre-game, round one materials, round two materials). 
  • Editable text field player contact sheet for pre-game
  • Free invitation (optional to use)
  • Free pre-game website (optional, but suggested)
  • Spectator file so you can add more non-suspect players to the game as members of the LAPD. You'll send the same spectator file to any non-suspect/non-character players (unlimited #, but only include as many as you'd want to manage on Zoom or other video chat). 


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.   Note: we are not issuing waivers between September and January 




  • 5
    extras pack

    Posted by Unknown on Sep 16th 2021

    great way to expand game to more players. everyone will still suspect everyone!

  • 5
    Be careful with dramatic friends haha

    Posted by Charles on Jan 10th 2021

    Honestly so much fun to do with friends on zoom. However, if you have a big group with friends that are used to creating characters, a big group using the expansions may cause you to play this game for longer than you thought! But it honestly the most fun we’ve had during the pandemic

  • 5
    great additional character pack

    Posted by Carly on Jun 6th 2020

    Loved these additional characters, they all had their own storylines and all the characters had no idea that they were 'add ons' my sister played one of these characters and believed she was an essential character in the game. It was really easy to add them in and it all ran smoothly. The only part I would change is to add them to the solution key at the end. My friends wanted to see the solution key and the 6 add on characters do not have an explanation as to why they are not the murderer. That is the only time that I would say the extra characters may not feel as involved. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- FROM MMP STAFF: We are super glad you had a blast! We love to hear of success stories. The solution key is only used if you have questions, it's not really meant to be read to the group. That's why we have the solution video where the detective explains what happened. The answer key is just used for questions, and given that the expansion pack characters have more than one piece that rules them out - they weren't needed on the answer key. Nevertheless, I'll shoot this feedback to the author and it could be added soon. Thank you for your feedback!

  • 5
    easy so far, anticipate smooth sailing

    Posted by ROBERT CROCKER BRASTED on May 19th 2020

    similar to main packet, easy, clear and fun

  • 5
    First time doing this!

    Posted by Chris on May 18th 2020

    I was so nervous about doing this because I have never played or attended a murder mystery and to add more pressure over Zoom. I work for a senior center and had so much fun! I suggest doing the pre-game email so everyone is familiar with the characters. Definitely going to do this again!

  • 5
    Righteous Murder Mystery

    Posted by Unknown on May 13th 2020

    The Expansion pack added enough characters for our full party. I would say if you are hosting the party for 12 or 13 year olds it may be better to stick to the original pack so the group isn't too large.