The Greatest Murder on Earth | a murder mystery game

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A freaky circus-carnival murder mystery party game for 6-12 players, ages 16 and up. There is a 6 player expansion pack available to total 18 unique players available for purchase. May be played co-ed, all female, or all male with required players. This is the instant download upon purchase - no waiting, and you avoid shipping fees. There's nothing to ship, as you will have everything you need upon purchase! The kit is easy to prepare, easy to host.

You will receive a host instruction file, printable file, solution file, and the free invitation is located below, under helpful links. 


Game release date: 5/08/18. Game revised on 8/18/21

Helpful Links:

Click here to view the character list!
Click here for the free, printable invitation!
Click here for the expansion pack - 6 additional gender flexible players
Click here to view sample game materials.
Click here  for the boxed set to have My Mystery Party staff prepare your game kit!
Click here to check out the Murder Mystery Prop Emporium! 
 Direct your guests to the corresponding site at 'Your Mystery Party'



The Greatest Show on Earth is a company of traveling performers including clowns, acrobats, musicians, and dancers. The Big Top show is accompanied by a carnival of thrilling rides, games of chance, and sideshow acts such as a wax museum, walk-through exhibits, and awe-inspiring stunts. Max A. Million’s hosting a debut party for the first funfair in the dismal town of Deadwood Valley, but is having a difficult time bringing this eclectic group of misfits together. Nobody gets along and scandals are brewing behind every corner. Max has made it mandatory for all employees to attend this festive gathering under the Big Top, so you don’t have a choice but to dust off your best party attire.

This is where your story begins. 

In addition to this awesome instantly downloadable mystery party game, there are optional bonus games included in the kit (these bonus games may differ from the party ready pack). 

If you wish to host this game for profit, you will need a commercial license - click here. 


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Minimum age of player:
16 for difficulty. Many of the characters have sordid pasts including being murderers. Just like the rest of our games - no foul language, sexual content, or drug references.
Number of players:
Gender of players:
Flexible with required and 1M, 1F within the optional = 10 Flexible, 1M, 1F overall.
Expansion pack?:
6 player, all gender flexible


  • 5
    Lots of Laughter

    Posted by Unknown on Dec 31st 2021

    This was the third party I’ve purchased. We played as a family and all ages from mid-70’s to early 20’s ( with one 10 year old thrown in) and everyone had a great time. The instructions are spot on. I love that talking points are given, but not a script to read so conversations flow naturally. I hosted so I threw myself in as carnival staff so I had a reason to be getting food on the table and organizing. The circus theme was a hoot. So much work went in to costumes. Everyone looked great. The party was well worth the money and the family memories were priceless.

  • 5
    The Greatest Murder Party to Date!

    Posted by Unknown on Oct 28th 2020

    I've attended several murder mystery parties, but this was my fist time hosting. I was beyond nervous, but the download walked me through everything I needed to do as a host and everything was able to be done without spoiling the mystery to me as the host. I plan on doing more of these, probably two or three a year. I was so impressed by how simple they really were to coordinate and how much fun everyone had as a result!

  • 5
    Great mystery choice with only 6 characters needed

    Posted by Unknown on Aug 3rd 2020

    I chose this game because there aren't many to choose from when you only have 6 adults to play - but it was a fantastic hit! I especially appreciated that the "Table of Contents" in the file alerted which pages contained spoilers so I could host the party without having to know the solution ahead of time. Everyone had a blast - definitely recommend! *One suggestion for an in-game activity: I had everyone answer 5 questions in character beforehand (things like favorite movie, favorite song, favorite car) - then at the party, guests had to try to guess which character gave which answer. People were very creative and it helped build everyone's character leading up to the event.

  • 5
    So much fun!

    Posted by Unknown on Oct 9th 2019

    My friends and I had so much fun playing this game. I loved how versatile the group could be in terms of size and gender. The circus theme was unique and all the clues added up without being too obvious. Would definitely recommend this!

  • 5
    Big Top is Big Fun!

    Posted by Darcy on Jan 21st 2019

    My friends and I are big fans of this site. We've played several of their games. We loved this circus themed game. I hosted it at a gymnasium to make it extra realistic. I played Starr and with the pregame was able to make the character my own as well as interact before the party with the other characters. Each character was fun to play. My guests and I are already planning our next one in three weeks. Love, love, love!!!