Wild West Murder Mystery

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A Wild West Murder Mystery for 7-10 guests, ages 13+! Get ready for an awesome Wild West experience at the Gravestone Saloon! This game may be expanded by using the expansion packs (purchased separately) and expandable teams to over 55 players. This is the instant download upon purchase version of the game - no waiting, no shipping fees!  Easy to host, easy to prepare. 

There are four PDF files to download with this game - a host instruction file, printable file, solution key, and an optional free invitation file. 

This is not a virtual game - this is the traditional, in-person format. For virtual games, click here.


Helpful Links:

 Host character list
 Free, printable invitation
 Sample game materials
 8+ character Expansion pack #1 - Purchased separately
 8+ character Expansion pack #2 - Purchased after Expansion pack #1
 Boxed version - My Mystery Party will prepare your party ready kit
 Direct your guests here - the corresponding pre-game site at Your Mystery Party 

Murder Mystery Synopsis:

The presiding mayor of Gravestone, Arizona, must live in constant fear, for an unidentified killer has put bullet holes in the previous three sheriffs' backs. As a result, Gravestone is a lawless town run by a ruthless gang known as The Ranchers. 

The famous Wylie Arp retired early as the sheriff of Duck City, Kansas. Wylie is one of the most feared lawmen in the United States - a legend in his own right. He left his life as a law enforcer and traveled west toward Gravestone with his brothers and friends with plans to sink his life savings into a business in what he believed to be a quiet and safe town. He intended to live the rest of his days stress-free as a civilian, but little did he know what awaited him in Gravestone. 

The mayor caught wind of Wylie's arrival and immediately requested that Bella Starry invite the town for a celebration. The mayor hopes that Wylie and his brothers will consider taking over Gravestone's law enforcement. Moreover, with Wylie's untarnished reputation, the mayor hopes it will be easy for him to get The Ranchers under control - or, better yet - run them out of town.  

Wylie has a few days to settle in and get a feel for the town before everyone gathers for an exciting night at the Gravestone Saloon. But, unfortunately, it will be impossible to prevent The Ranchers or other outlaws from attending the event, as the sheriff's station is collecting dust.

Not everything is doom and gloom, however. An elder in town has divulged that there are secret codes hidden around the city that will lead to buried treasure in the Gravestone Cave on the outskirts of town. Many folks are already hunting for these codes, but they have yet to be discovered. The hunt has kept the outlaws busy, which has been good for the town.

Nevertheless, Bella Starry has an agenda to keep everyone happy during the gathering with festive beverages, delicious food, and a few Wild West party games. So hopefully, everyone will keep their guns holstered and be on their best behavior. But the question is - will Wylie help Gravestone or slip away in the night to move on to the next town? 

You plan to attend the celebration at the Gravestone Saloon. This is where your story begins. 


How to Host a Larger Party:

  • 10 unique players from the main game.
  • 8 unique players from the expansion pack #1 (purchased separately)
  • 15 (or more) players to play as duplicate Pinkertoon Detectives with Dom Horn (expansion pack #1) as their team leader. Each member of the group gets a 'Pinkertoon' card during each round.
  • 8 unique players from the expansion pack #2 (purchased separately)
  • 15 (or more) players to play as duplicate Red River Fur Traders with Sir Norman (expansion pack #2) as their team leader. Each member of the group gets a 'Fur Trader' card during each round.
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If you wish to host this (or any other) game for profit, you will need a commercial license - click here.

Minimum age:
13 years for difficulty - does not contain foul language, drugs, sexual innuendos.
Difficulty Rating:
Gender of character roles:
Number of players in the main game:
7-10 players
Expansion pack(s) (purchased separately):
8 players in Exp. #1, 8 players in Exp. #2
Expandable team players:
Expands to over 56 by using expandable teams from both expansion packs
Date of publication:
January 17, 2009
Unique Content:
Easy side quest for 1 or more players, quick end of the game challenge to end the story


  • 5
    Melissa’s 40th birthday

    Posted by Melissa’s 40th birthday! on Feb 22nd 2023

    I’ve done 3 murder mystery parties and this was my favorite! So much fun and pretty easy to do. Usually at some point everyone is confused but this one played out really well! Loved it!!!

  • 5
    Wild West

    Posted by Blair Mathison on Jan 18th 2023

    Fun! Very well Organized & Easy set up!

  • 5
    Mother's Day Western Mystery was a blast

    Posted by Cathy on May 15th 2021

    The whole family loved it. We had so much fun. The drinks were great. The games were a blast. We all had fun trying to solve the mystery.

  • 5
    So much fun with family

    Posted by Cristina Skiles on Mar 17th 2021

    We played this game with 3 generations and everyone loved it! It's definitely more fun if you have props and western style dinner as the game suggests. We got through it per the timeline but could have extended play for a lot longer, since none of us are trained actors. Definitely recommend for wholesome fun and great memories

  • 5
    A great experience!

    Posted by PhilNSharp on Jan 2nd 2021

    We enjoyed this for New Years! Took about three hours with most of the bonus games being played. The story line was fun and left a good enough room for fun improv. The murderer could have been concealed in the writing better since I caught a glimpse of it during the cutting out part. Also lining up all the character sheets to the same size to make cutting multiple pages together an option would have made this easier. BUT overall I’m rating this game perfect because it has a fun and entertaining storyline.

  • 5

    Posted by Unknown on Jul 20th 2020

    We bought this with an extension pack for our 14 yr old daughter's birthday party. We had a total of 14 teens (age 13-18) participating. Everyone had a super time. It was well organized, easy to implement and worth every penny. Loved it!

  • 5

    Posted by Lilly on Oct 31st 2019

    We have done a mystery dinner every year for the past 6 years. This was our favorite! Well organized, executed and entertaining. I will go to this site again next year. We all dressed the part and had a prize for the winner. Very cool!

  • 5
    Awesome Party

    Posted by Unknown on Oct 20th 2019

    We recently hosted this party at our home with a group of 20. All our our guests commented on what a fun evening it was. We all had a great time, good laughs and will surely be repeat customers soon!

  • 5
    Wild party in the Wild West

    Posted by Jamey Murphy on Oct 18th 2019

    Everyone had a blast. The kit was well put together. It took a bit of time (as expected) in advance and I was able to put every together without seeing who the killer was. I will be a return customer.