Panic at the House of Groove | 70's Mystery Party

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Downloadable 1970's Disco Murder Mystery Dinner Party Games for adults: Panic at the House of Groove: A Groovy '70s Murder Mystery Party for 8-14 players ages 15 and up! With the purchase of the expansion packs #1-3, there are 30 unique players (15F, 13M, 2 flex) available for this game - all expansion packs are purchased separately. This is the instant download upon purchase version of the game - no waiting, no shipping fees, as there is nothing to be shipped. Everything you need is included in the instant download! Easy to host, easy to prepare.

Note: This game is unique in that the host will know who the victim is in advance of playing the game but this does not confer an advantage to solving the crime. 

Included: there are four PDF files to download with this game - a host instruction file, printable file, solution key, and an optional free invitation file.  You must use Adobe Reader (free software that you can download at to view the PDF file, as a PDF is an Adobe product.  

Format: this is a traditional, mingling, clue-based game (downloadable version) for in-person groups. For virtually-formatted games that are ideal for video chat platforms, click here. 

Gifting: the standard game license does not allow transfers, so you cannot purchase a download as a gift. For gifts, click here for gift certificates, or use the link below for the boxed version of the game (party pack).  

5 out of 10 difficulty.This game was updated on 2/26/23.

Helpful Links:

Host character list
Free, printable invitation
 Sample game materials
 6 character, Expansion pack #1 (Use first. Purchased separately)
 6 character, Expansion pack #2 (Purchase after Expansion pack #1)
 4 character, Expansion pack #3 - has two expandable teams included (Purchase after expansion packs #1 & 2)
 Boxed version- let our staff prepare the kit for you. 
 Free, pre-game site at Your Mystery Party

Murder Mystery Synopsis:

The House of Groove Discotheque is hosting the annual Disco Fever Competition. As a result, groovy cats and foxy mamas will soon flock to the legendary hotspot to cut a rug with the rich and famous. You've been practicing your groovy moves all year in anticipation of this competition and are ready to boogie. You can't wait to jump into your best disco threads and win over the judges with your smooth moves.

But unfortunately, not all is going as planned. Dance duos have been in turmoil, contestants have been feuding, and scandals have caught the public's attention. Nevertheless, the club management hopes that the participant list will keep growing. So you have fingers and toes crossed that this drama doesn't interfere with your chance to shake your groove thing on the dance floor. You'll be there because you're no square. This is where your story begins. 

Host a Large Party with the 1970s theme: 

Main Game – 14 unique suspect roles (purchased separately)

Expansion pack #1: 6 unique suspect roles (purchased separately)

Expansion pack #2: 6 unique suspect roles (purchased separately)

Expansion pack #3: 4 unique suspect roles (purchased separately)

Expandable team of up to 25+ players with Marlo Bando (Expansion pack #3) as his entourage.

Expandable team of up to 25+ players with Kelly Douglas(Expansion pack #3)  as the film crew.

Therefore, you have 30 unique suspect roles and can expand further with 50+ players on the expandable teams with Marlo Bando and Kelly Douglas.

Follow My Mystery Party's board Panic at the Disco- 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:
15 years
Difficulty rating:
Moderate, 5/10
Gender of players:
# of players in main game:
8-14 players
Expansion pack(s):
6 players in expansion #1, 6 players in expansion pack #2
Expandable team players:
Date of publication:
2007. Last revised on 2/26/23
The host is required to know the identity of the victim in this game.
Unique content:
Printable murder weapon
Game license:
Single, private use. For the game license's Terms and Conditions, see below.


  • 4
    Fun Time

    Posted by Unknown on Apr 13th 2021

    I was skeptical after reading a couple character clues but I did this party with 20 people (bought the expansion pack also) and absolutely everyone had a great time. I had to make my own invites because the ones included did not match my aesthetic but the story overall was fun. This was our first time doing a murder mystery party and we took about a month to prepare..

  • 5
    Such a great time

    Posted by Mandy on Jan 3rd 2021

    We had a great time doing this mystery. It was the first one we have ever done. I printed it out and thought oh my.....will I understand what to do? But it was very self explanatory and laid out great! It won’t be out last

  • 5
    Murdered at the disco

    Posted by Unknown on Sep 21st 2020

    This game is AWESOME!!! My friends and I played this for my birthday this past weekend and we had a blast. I’d totally recommend it to anyone else who was considering getting it!

  • 4
    So much Fun!

    Posted by Pfiesty Lil'One on Jan 13th 2020

    My guests really enjoyed this event and I am super excited to try another one. The pre party conversations did not work out for us, I apparently had some shy people involved, but it did not hinder the game play and I just had them do the pre party conversations while we waited on everyone to arrive. With the living room decorated as the discotheque and a banner on the front patio announcing the name and the slogan "where the music is killer" my guests really got a chuckle. I am now ready to host another party with most of the first group wanting to attend and many others requesting an invite.

  • 4
    Murder at the Disco!

    Posted by Unknown on Jan 6th 2020

    LOVED this! It was so fun! The characters all got into it and I thought the pre-party conversations were a great added touch! It really helped get everyone excited for it!

  • 4
    new years eve party at the disco

    Posted by JUDY LAVOIE on Jan 5th 2020

    We did this for New Years Eve and it worked so well! We set up out basement as House of Groove Discotheque and we had a disco ball, dance floor and all the lights and music from the 70's. The costumes were fabulous. The characters were great! The mystery went well... my only complaint was it was a little complicated and we had used all 14 characters... At the reveal, we only had 2 that guessed the murderer. This is the 1st murder mystery we have done. I would have liked it a little simpler and maybe the murderer should know he is the murderer in the second round instead of at the end....but overall it was a great time

  • 5
    Sweet 16 birthday-Disco Mystery party

    Posted by Wendy on Sep 18th 2019

    Seems simple enough and all my daughters friends are thrilled to be invited to the murder mystery disco. We are requiring costumes. The kit comes with recipes for appetizers to serve and all included props are very nice. I think it’s well worth the price!

  • 5
    We LOVE My Mystery Party!!!

    Posted by MMP's Biggest Fans on Aug 16th 2019

    My young adult daughters hosted a party and played Panic at the Disco. (They had previously hosted parties and played Ravenwood Masquerade Murder Mystery, Murder at the Grand Gatsby, and East Side Story.) Just like the three parties before, everyone had a great time! We had a disco ball and two multi-colored, spinning light bulbs (that worked so much better than the colored light set that we tested out beforehand). They played bonus games and gave prizes to the best guy costume, best girl costume, first person to correctly guess whudunnit (first person who turns in their investigation sheet with the right answer), and best dance group to each member of the dance group for the bonus dance game. Adding the dancing has definitely taken our murder mystery parties to the next level! I love hearing all the laughter. I recommend hosts use a mic when making announcements and guests use a mic when making accusations.

  • 5
    Murder at Disco

    Posted by Unknown on May 12th 2019

    Very thorough for planning a mystery party night, convenient to receive immediately online, would definitely do this again. Thank You