The Deadly Derby Murder Mystery Party

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A fun horse racing themed game for 7-15 guests, ages 13 and up set the night before the big race at the Gotham Downs Gala. This is the instant download upon purchase version of the game - no waiting, no shipping fees, as there is nothing that needs to be shipped! You'll have everything needed to play with the game file. Easy to host, easy to prepare. For the party ready pack (boxed set), click on the link below, under helpful links, to have My Mystery Party prepare your kit for you.

 Four star on difficulty.

Helpful Links:

Host character list
Free, printable invitation
Sample game materials
10 player Expansion pack #1 - Purchased separately
Boxed version - My Mystery Party staff prepare your party ready kit
Direct your guests here - the corresponding pre-game site at Your Mystery Party



Mystery Synopsis:

The Louisville Derby, otherwise known as The Run for Red Roses, is a famous horse race held annually in Louisville, Kentucky. The long-awaited day at Gotham Downs is just around the corner. Not known for camaraderie within the box seats of Millionaire’s Row, many of the thoroughbred owners have jaded histories together. Bad business deals, betrayal, and retaliations have recently plagued the members of the elite circle so this year at the Gotham Downs Gala, look out for mayhem. 

Nevertheless, the paddocks are ready, the silks are pressed, and the horses are dying to get to the starting gate. It’s time to shop for stunning apparel for the big night, as your foes will never outshine you. This is where your story begins.

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Minimum age:
13+ (horse racing content)
Difficulty rating:
Moderate, 4/10
Gender of players:
Gender of character roles:
7-15 players
Expansion pack:
10 players
Not at this time. The max number of players is 25 with the main game and expansion pack.
Date of publication:
May 2017


  • 5
    Deadly Derby

    Posted by Jojo on Jan 8th 2024

    Can't wait to have our party, this will be our 2nd murder mystery from this company and we loved the first one. Friends all had a great time. The packet includes all the info for a great time. Definately recommend the pre-game phone calls, we do ours the night before the party.

  • 5
    Deadly Derby Murder Mystery Party

    Posted by Katherine on May 6th 2023

    This is our 5th Murder Mystery with My Mystery Party and as always it was an absolute blast! We played with 16 characters (we also purchased the expansion pack) and everything was great! It worked great to have this party the actual night before thr real Kentucky Derby 2023. This was the first time for many players, each round card had lots of information to build the character storylines! I added a few more props this time and I think it added a nice touch! I think this game is the best one yet! At the end of the night everyone was wondering when the next one will be! Can't wait to start planning!

  • 5
    Horses + Murder = so fun!

    Posted by Unknown on Aug 29th 2018

    We had a romp & a great laugh - such a fun time!

  • 4
    Deadly Derby

    Posted by Buffy Tucci on May 12th 2017

    It's the second murder mystery party we have purchased from here and both have been very fun. We have had the max characters at both parties and all characters are included often.