Murder on the Boardwalk Murder Mystery Party Game

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A Boardwalk 1920's Murder Mystery Party game for 8-12 guests - 8 required and 4 optional. The roaring twenties murder mystery party game is set at the height of prohibition on the 1920's Boardwalk at the Karlton Ritz Hotel. Choose to host this '20s murder mystery party game if you are up for loads of blackmail, deceit, intertwining relationships and murder - all packaged in a fun flapper & gangster themed murder mystery party!

Select the party ready option above, and our staff will fold and slip the clue cards for rounds one, two, and three into the envelopes to prevent you from seeing spoilers on the round cards. If you do not select this option, you will have some assembly required with your kit.

Five out of ten star difficulty. This game was revised on 6/11/24. 

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 Sample game materials

 Instant downloadable version - if you'd rather skip the wait and shipping fees, you can download and play today.  This version does not come with the boxed set, as it's not seamless and you'll have everything needed to play with the party pack version. 

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Game Trailer Video

Kit A: 12 unique roles

 Host character list for Kit A

 Free, 12 player printable invitation

 Corresponding pre-game site for Kit A

Kit B: 24 unique roles

 Host character list for Kit B (Characters #13-24 - also includes the characters from Kit A). 

 Free, 24 player printable invitation

 Corresponding pre-game site for Kit B

Kit C: 36 unique roles

 Host character list for Kit C  (Characters #25-36 - also includes the characters from Kit A and Kit B). 

 Free, 36 player printable invitation

 Corresponding pre-game site for Kit C



Murder Mystery Synopsis:

It's 1927, and the mob scene is thriving in major cities across the United States. Rum-running, loan sharking, protection rackets, speakeasies, and gaming halls are all flourishing. To achieve supremacy as a unified crime faction, crime bosses from Atlantic City, New York City, and Chicago have decided to establish The Commission during a gathering known as the Atlantic City Conference. This governing body will oversee all mob organizations in the country.

Opinions vary on how The Commission should be run and who should be the boss of all bosses. Some high-ranking officials are strongly opposed to the idea, leading to preemptive hostility. Nonetheless, the crime bosses have agreed to conduct themselves with integrity at the conference, enforcing an unbreakable truce.

Nuggy Jones from Atlantic City has agreed to host the conference at his residence and place of business, the Karlton Ritz Hotel on the Boardwalk. Mobsters from the biggest families will soon arrive in Atlantic City. This is where your story begins. 



Commercial Licensing: 

If you wish to host this (or any other) game in public &/or for profit &/or as a benefit to your business or organization, you will need a commercial license - click here. 


Minimum age:
16 years (alcohol references of bootlegging,illegal gambling, prohibition)
Difficulty rating:
Moderate, 5/10
Gender of character roles:
Minimum # of players:
8 players
Kit sizes:
3 different kit sizes, ranging up to 36 total players.
Expandable teams?:
Date of publication:
2010. Last revised on 6/11/24. Previous versions will not be seamless.
Game license:
Single, private use. See the game license's Terms and Conditions below.


  • 5

    Posted by Kammy on Oct 30th 2016

    Excellent game, excellent product - everything came prepared so nice. I don't have one bad word to say! It's all peaches and roses! Doing another game soon - my friends are going bananas to sleuth another mystery!