'A St Valentine's Day Murder Mystery'  Game Synopsis

6 - 10 Guests

The year is 1929 and Prohibition is at its height. Until last week Chicago was run by four big players. Tommy Gunn, who runs booze and girls, Al Kohol, who runs booze and protection rackets, Spits Feathers, who runs booze and gambling dens through his bakery business cover and, until his murder last week, Buck Fifty who ran booze and slot machines. As the rival gangs move in on Buck's empire, Tommy Gunn has called a party to celebrate his 40th birthday, but does he have other sinister plans?

A gangster style murder mystery set on St Valentines Day 1929 at a party to celebrate Tommy Gunn's 40th birthday. The game is for between 6 and 10 players who will attend a birthday party they will never forget.

Also available in: Female Only Version

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  • Host Instructions
  • Guest Instructions
  • Character Descriptions
  • Character Motives
  • Game Clues
  • Print-able Invitations
  • Email-able Invitations
  • Invitation Tracking
  • Name Tags
  • Pre-Game Clues
  • Suggested Recipes
  • Tips from Other Hosts
  • Bulk Emailing Tools
  • Scripts (Large Group Games Only)
  • Cast Materials (Large Group Games Only)

Team-Building Features (Available only in Team Building version)

  • Facilitator's Instructions
  • Team Assignments Tools
  • Team Building Activities
  • Table Tents
  • Team Building Tips and Suggestions
  • Questionnaires and Team Review Tools
  • Awards

Murder Mystery Reviews

Such a great time! We combined this party with a fondue dinner and had a blast. Everyone was in costume and read their lines well even the skeptics by the end were laughing and having a great time. We added two additional characters as suggested by another post. I even wrote lines and clues for them that threw everyone off. The printing of all the scripts and separating them out without seeing the clues was a challenge with printing as a mass job versus printing each characters one at a time. We will definately be having more parties with this company.
Jessica - Michigan
Friday, April 24, 2015
We had a blast with this Mystery, everyone had fun and no clue to the killer. We did theamed foods and decorations, cant wait for next year to do another one.
Samantha G. - Springfield, MO
Wednesday, October 08, 2014
This game was so much fun! I was hesitant at first and nervous how it was gonna turn out, but it was great everyone came dressed up a flappers or gansters, everyone knew there charaters and stayed in them the whole night! We decorated the whole basement in a speak easy theme it looked great! It was such a fun story plot and out keep everyone guessing the whole time! And no one guessed right. all in all great evening all my guest keep asking when I will be doing another party so I will definetly be using this website Again! Thanks for a great evening!
Leanna - Denver colorado
Thursday, May 15, 2014
We had fun with this. We turned my Mother-in-Law's house into a speakeasy with red lights and candles and lots of feather boas, etc. Everyone drank their gin cocktails out of tea cups and their beers out of paper bags labelled "definitely NOT beer," and we had a potluck of 1920's foods. Everyone really got in the spirit and dressed their parts and it was pretty fun. No one guessed the murderer. My biggest criticism is that the game suggested using the characters Tim & Claire for 8 people when Heidi and Bart would have been better (they have better motives and interact more with the other characters). All in all, though, I think everyone had a blast.
Kimberly C. - Ottawa, Canada
Thursday, January 30, 2014
We purchased this game for our daughter’s 17th birthday party. We were pleasantly surprised when all the attendees showed up in full costume and character. Your guests can truly make or break your party and ours were fantastic! We had a few reluctant participants in the beginning, who quickly got into character and had a fun evening. One of the best incentives to purchasing a Host-Party.com mystery is the ability to change the game materials. I was able to modify the clues to eliminate a player as well as conceal the murderer until the final round.
Brittany P. - Westminster, Colorado
Friday, December 14, 2012
This was excellent. We have thrown 40 murder mystery dinner parties over the last 20 years and this was the first off this site; it was superb! I doubt we will ever buy a boxed kit again because this was far superior.
J. L. - Lakeland, Florida
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
This was our first attempt at a mystery party. Wow! we all had a great deal of fun. Our group was larger than the script provided, so we built custom characters that interacted with others. We did not require costumes but suggested that everyone would get into the right frame of mind with their fedora hats, sequin and feather headbands and sparkling beads to be worn that night. EVERYONE came in costume. We combined this with a dinner in the home of a Xi Kappa and our evening began at 6:30 p.m. , about 8:00 p.m. we began the mystery game. We awarded a super slueth trophy to a Xi Kappa who accused the "guilty party" in round 4. Again--WOW we had loads of fun We ended around 10:45 p.m. and took pictures to share with others who go on-line . We are recommending your site to others for similar events. Thanks for your help and suggestions. We had a applesauce time! Xi Kappa Sisters Chaves County , Roswell, New Mexico Beta Sigma Phi
The K. - Roswell, Chaves County, New Mexico
Sunday, February 28, 2010
We held our dinner mystery game party at a private home. We celebrated on after Tommy G. was gone and he was represented in a cast iron pot, his ashes were available for all to see and view that evening. Our guest list topped to 21 and special characters were added to fit the size of our group. The guests-bunnies and joes-got into the role playing and it was loads of fun to decifier who the murderer was! We would recommend this event for a special evening. Be prepared to ask guests to stay to the end or it might spoil their fun. Maybe we will give them concrete overshoes on their way OUT! Fun, Fun, Fun was had by all!
The K. - Roswell, Chaves County, New Mexico
Friday, February 19, 2010
We had such a great time at our murder mystery last night We were all in costume and we all looked great.My husband makes a killer (ha ha)meatloaf and he wrote on it in ketchup "who did it".We also had the killer kabobs and they were also good.My son made the perfect crime punch and it was perfect. We are going to have another one in the summer and do a luau. Thank so much for the fun.
Linda M. - Delran, NJ
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
I purchased the game which was to be a Valentines Murder Mystery. I was hosting a Christmas Party so altered it to be a Christmas Murder Mystery. Instead of Tommy Gunns cake blowing up on his 40th birthday I had the Christmas tree lights blow up. I had 16 people at my party. The game was set up with 10 characters, so I made up 5 more. This process was quite easy and a lot of fun. The names of my extra characters were, Ginny Tonic, Ida Kildem, Emma Crook, Sid Gars, Kitty Cocktail and I made a part for Brooke M. Danno. When making up the extra characters I made sure they interacted with the origial characters by switching around some of the parts. Everything went smooth and we all had a great time. Only one of the guests figured out who the murderer was. It was narrowed down to about three of the characters. Many of my guests went to a local costume shop to rent apparel. The ones who made their costumes did a wonderful job. The costumes were half the fun. Here it is over a month later and we're all still talking about it. I would highly recommend this game to anyone. I also purchased the Death of a Pirate game and can hardly wait to play that one.
Russell a. - Becker, MN
Sunday, January 18, 2009