Funky 70s disco murder mystery game for 6 – 10 players. Instant download for At Home or Virtual parties. No commercial use.
Disco, Divas and Death: Groovy 70s disco murder mystery party set in the hippest birthday bash the music industry has seen. Dig out those platform shoes, disco-dancing outfits and glam rock creations; boogie on down; the disco's funky man.
Virtual or At Home Options, 6-10 Players, £17 - £21
Funky 70s disco murder mystery game for 6 – 10 players. Instant download for At Home or Virtual parties. No commercial use.
It's 1974 and disco is groovy, baby. In this hip 70s murder mystery party, Del DiscoLord's birthday bash is THE party in town.
Every groovy cat and hot babe of the music world wants to be seen there.
Then Del was murdered. Electrocuted inside a giant disco ball. Someone had given him the shock of his life ...
Host your own Seventies murder mystery game; suitable for 6 - 10 players; Virtual or At Home options. Instant download.
Polite note: please check that you have the correct number of guests BEFORE purchase; after purchase, a 40% discount for different versions of the SAME game is available if you email us via our contact form.
Note: the two free optional/minor characters are fully integrated with motives, opportunities and dialogue suggestions; they do not have quite as large a role as the main characters, however.
Gender of main players: 3 females, 2 males, 3 neutrals
Gender of optional (minor) players: 2 neutrals
Number of suspects: 8 - 10
Bella DiscoLord – Del's Spanish widow; glamorous world-famous actress; dabs her eyes (frequently) when saying how grief-stricken she is.
Ay, ay, ay, mi amorrrr! Del was mi husband, mi vida, mi amado! I am so desolate, so distraught, now he is dead.
Poppy O'Deeva – sassy lead singer of the famous Irish band, The Disco-Deevas; takes no prisoners!
Ach, catch yourself on. A girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do to get ahead.
Summer DiscoLord – Del's hippie first wife; resents Bella; cofounder of the questionable Stars for World Love charity.
Peace and love, babe. Love and peace to all, except that Bella.
Don DiscoLord – Del's dorky brother on a mission to prove that disco music is jive turkey and 50s and 60s music is hip, man. Far out, babe.
I’m Don the Dude. Crikey, babe, you don't need disco music; you don't need glam rock. Gee whizz, 50s and 60s music is far out, man. Funky, babe.
Greg Glam – glam rock superstar with an OTT dress sense and a theatrical way of talking; lead singer in The Glamrockers
Tulip darling, it's hard being as groovy as me, but I cope.
Jade – recent addition to the famous Seventies' disco dance troupe, The Groove Boogies. Has some rather shocking secrets!
People who upset us tend to die quite - er - shocking deaths. Nothing to do with us, but karma is so fab. Do you really want to upset us, babe?
Jude – sibling of Jude; also a recent addition to The Groove Boogies and also has some rather shocking secrets!
What goes around comes around, babe; upsetting us really isn't a clever idea.
Storm DiscoLord – Del's hippie child from his first marriage; cofounder of the questionable Stars for World Love charity.
Hey man. Love is peace, man; peace is love, babe. Love-in babe; love-out, babe and donate to our hip charity, man.
Rory O'Deeva – singer and guitarist in the Irish band, The Disco-Deevas
Yerra, Oi’m from Oireland, to be sure Oi am. Fans love me, to be sure they do.
Zing Gloss – glam rock superstar with an OTT dress sense and a theatrical way of talking; singer and guitarist in The Glamrockers
Dinky darling, when you're an internationally-famous rock star like me ...
Available October 2020
This disco murder mystery game is fun to run even if you don't decorate, experiment with Seventies dishes or enjoy some fab OTT costumes. You may just print a few printouts from the free party Decoration Pack provided and then boogie and scheme as the plot twists and turns.
If playing virtually, then the host may (optionally) send the Decorations Pack to guests so they can decorate that small area where the camera will focus.
But, Disco is Groovy man. And those Seventies were Sexy, babe. Whether you want a disco theme or a Seventies extravaganza, the decorations can be jive wise, outta sight and groovy! ...
Jelly salad - easy to make ahead and forms an eye-catching retro look when served in a mould. Great served with crusty bread. Possibilities include lime jelly with cucumber and horseradish; meat and cream jelly mould; shrimp jelly salad; fresh vegetable and gelatin salad.
Boeuf Bourguignon - make the night before; serve with mashed potatoes (pre-prepared and heated in the oven) and quick-cooking vegetables such as peas.
Poke Cake - cakes with jelly poured into "poked" holes. Add whipped cream and fresh berries, possibly even a fruit coulis, to create delicious 70s dessert.
Mains = Boeuf Bourguignon, Boeuf Stroganoff, cheese fondue (serve with bread, meat or veggies), Spaghetti Bolognese, sausage, chicken or scampi 'in a basket', Hawaiian Meatballs, Pasta Primavera, stuffed vegetables and meat stuffed with other meat, pineapple chicken, chicken and chips in a basket, Chicken Kiev
Buffet = cheese and pineapple hedgehogs, cheese and pineapple on sticks (variations include sticks with cheese and olives, cocktail cherries, silverskin onions or mini tomatoes), cheese straws, jelly salad, cheese balls or cheese logs coated in nuts and herbs, quiche, Sweet Macaroni Salad, deviled eggs, nachos, hamburgers, hot dogs with cheesy fries, potato salad, shrimp or prawn cocktail, vol-au-vents, bacon-wrapped spam bites, baked stuffed salmon, Melba toast, quiche
Desserts - Crepes Suzette, Black Forest Torte, Watergate salad, Brandy Snaps, carrot cake with cream cheese frosting, tiramisu, Zucchini bread, Rum Baba, Banana Split, profiteroles, chocolate hedgehog cake, pineapple upside-down cake, Arctic Roll
Drinks - Party Seven beer, fruit punch, Advocat, Babycham, Martini, Cinzano, Noilly Pratt
Wines - think German (Lambrusco, Blue Nun) or Portuguese (Mateus Rosé), French (Chablis)
Cocktails - Brandy Alexander, Harvey Wallbanger, Grasshopper, Tequila Sunrise, The Pink Lady or Pina Colada
Seventies costumes are optional - but fun.
Disco Dancer (Jude and Jade)
Glamorous, extravagant and colourful. Platform shoes, necklaces, medallions and wig are optional accessories. If a woman: catsuit, disco pants or hot pants with a backless halter top, flowing dress, glitter makeup. If a man: shiny Qiana shirt and wide, pointy collars, preferably open at the chest; bell-bottom trousers.
Disco Pop Stars (Poppy and Rory)
Any sort of disco outfit is great, the more extravagant the better. Accessories include platforms, stilettos, bright makeup and a 70s wig. If a woman: catsuit, disco pants or hot pants with a boob tube or backless halter top, metallic wrap dress, mini dress or leotards and leggings, glitter makeup. If a man: shiny Qiana shirt and wide, pointy collars, preferably open at the chest; bell bottom trousers.
Glam Rock Stars (Greg and Zing)
Think flamboyant, theatrical, outrageous, androgynous costumes, makeup and long hairstyles. Platform shoes, flared trousers, Spandex jumpsuit, silk shirts with oversized collars and velvet jackets are great. Materials are colourful, bold and clashing and can include metallic, glitter, animal prints, satins or velvets. Accessories include feather boas, sunglasses, scarves.
Any form of 70s fashion is great, preferably glamorous. Try a jumpsuit, Caftan dress in big bold prints, evening dress, metallic wrap dress, bell-bottoms and halter-neck top, or pants suit with flared trousers and silk bow blouse, maxi or mini skirt. 70s wig is optional. Handkerchief for frequent eye-dabbing.
Dorky Music Producer / Record Label Owner (Don)
Mix old-fashioned 50s and 60s fashions (possibly even a suit) with some would-be trendy 70s accessories such as shiny Qiana shirt, wide tie or scarf, platform boots, Aviator sunglasses, wig.
Hippies (Storm and Summer)
Long hair (flowers optional), long scarf tied across forehead, long dangly necklaces, beaded wrist bands, Jesus sandals or flip-flops. If a man: loose, colourful patterned trousers (maybe flared) and a colourful loose top, possibly tie-dye or Eastern-inspired. If a woman: minidress or miniskirt with crochet cardigan – OR long skirt with tie-dye or psychedelic patterns and flowing cape – OR prairie dress with ruffles and lace.
This is intended as a light-hearted adult party, with mild flirting between some guests. Some parents, however, may be happy to include teenagers as there is no bad language and no references to drugs. While there are affairs, there are no explicit details.
Mild Sexual, Alcoholic and Cigarette References
It's the Sexy Seventies, babe. Different affairs are alleged (and denied) but the details are mild.
There are mild references to alcohol. (Del gets killed just before the champagne fountain is poured, two people refer to drinking bitter and a few characters have visited the bar area.)
One character says he wanted a cigarette; two characters have a cigarette lighter.
A murder has been committed prior to the party.
Some people are - alleged - to have committed murder before the party.
Jude (Jade and Jude in larger versions) makes various comical references to how electrical deaths happen around him/her and you "don't want to upset me, do you, man? Karma can be so shocking!"
Killing Del inside a giant disco ball is intended to be far removed from most people's reality and should not upset many.
That said, the method of homicide is electrocution. If someone has lost a loved one due to electrocution, then this may not be the best murder mystery party for them.
Seventies Dance Trends
For a fun extra, try getting one of your guests to teach a 70s dance (or two) while you're preparing food. Dances include The Hustle, The Bump, the Penguin, the Robot, the Boogaloo, YMCA (making the shape of the letters Y, M , C and A with your arms to the song by The Village People), The Bus Stop and The Funky Chicken Dance.
Create a Seventies Music Sound Track - Take it To the Max
"Chanson D'Amour" (Manhattan Transfer), "You Make Me Feel Like Dancing" (Leo Sayer), "Dancing Queen" (ABBA), "Stayin' Alive" (Bee Gees), "Do That To Me One More Time" (Captain and Tennille), "Mamma Mia" (ABBA), "Rasputin" (Boney M), "Hotel California" (The Eagles), "Blame it on the Boogie" (Jackson 5), "Roxanne" (The Police), "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" (Queen), Do Ya Think I'm Sexy" (Rod Stewart), "Rockin All Over the World" (Status Quo), "Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree" (Tony Orlando and Dawn), "You're So Vain" (Carly Simon).
Famous 70s stars include Donna Summer, The Bee Gees, Barbra Streisand, Olivia Newton-John, Sonny and Cher, Manhattan Transfer, Queen
Create a Disco Music Sound Track - and Boogie Down
"I Will Survive" (Gloria Gaynor), "Stayin Alive" or "You Should be Dancing" (The Bee Gees), "Last Dance" and "I Feel Love" (Donna Summer), "Shake Your Booty" or "That's the way I like it" (KC and the Sunshine Band), "Hot Stuff" (Donna Summer), "Le Freak" (Chic), "Funky Town" (Lipps), "YMCA" (Village People), "Another One Bites the Dust" (Queen), "You're the One That I Want" (John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John), "You Sexy Thing" (Hot Chocolate), "We Are Family" (Sister Sledge)
Famous Disco stars include Donna Summer, Gloria Gaynor ("I Will Survive" is still instantly recognisable!), The Bee Gees, Village People, KC and the Sunshine Band, Kool and the Gang and - of course - that star of Saturday Night Fever, John Travolta.
Be Groovy and Funky with the Right Slang
Each Party Character Booklet begins with an introduction in Seventies' slang.
Groovy cool beans! Boogie on down to Del DiscoLord’s birthday bash, the hippest party in town, man.
International superstars such as The Glamrockers, The Disco-Deevas and The Groove Boogies will perform. Far out, babe.
Everything is funky until the grand finale, the finale where Del was due to jump out of a giant disco ball. Then murder happened …
The suggested dialogue in the Party Booklets contains some common slang of the decade so no one needs to "revise" slang - but feel free to ad-lib with all those jive wise (maybe even jive turkey!) phrases that made the decade so fab.
Full host instructions to throw a groovy murder mystery party. Instructions include the format of the evening with host instructions highlighted in blue, tips for allocating characters to players, which documents to send when etc. Separate host instructions for At Home parties and Virtual get-togethers. (Virtual parties also have a host tip sheet specifically for virtual parties).
Make your shindig jive wise, wicked, far out and groovy with these free printouts. Illustrations 3 and 4 show the two choices that are available for Invites, Awards, Menu, Place Settings, Name Tags and Room signs: 70s Pop Art or Disco style.
Just one fold and you have an attractive A5 booklet with borders and an easy-to-read font. The front page, a copy of Groovy Boogie Gossip, gives a bite-sized introduction to the murder mystery background.
There is a choice of Disco-style and 1970s Pop Art style Invitations. Invitations are supplied as a Word document with editable fields. There is a reduced-ink option. Virtual invitations have helpful hints for guests for attending virtual mysteries.
A short MP3 audio introduction to set the scene; a short MP3 audio solution in addition to the optional Whodunnit round. Should you have any problems, there is a printed backup.
These are suitable for both beginners and experienced sleuths alike! The round prompts CAN be read like a script (ideal for those who find ad-libs difficult). More out-going players, however, can use their own words and ad-lib as much as they wish.
These neat A5 booklets include the game instructions, round prompts, map, accusation sheet and optional interactive whodunnit round in one easy-to-print booklet for each character, with colours and font themed for the 1970s.
Clues enable evidence to be presented in bite-sized chunks. Clues have a low-ink disco-themed border.
There are certificates for the best actor, best costume and, best solution; optional certificates for best decor and best food. All have a choice of a disco of a 1970s Pop Art disco background. Optionally, you can provide prizes as well - a disco ball keychain might make a cheap and fun reminder.
These are all attractively themed with a choice of a disco or 70s Pop Art background. The menu cards are supplied as an editable Word document.
Themes: 70s = 1970s, Sexy Seventies, Disco
Murder Mid-Party?: No
Host Plays a Character?: Yes
Format: optional initial mingling session, 6 rounds (flexible "script" where players can substitute own words, ad-lib and don't know what others will say) optional interactive whodunnit
Availability: instant download on payment receipt (pdfs + 2 audio MP3 files with a printed fallback + editable Word invitations & menus); supplied in zip files
Essential Printing Required by host or guests (unless players use a device to read): invites, pre-party booklets and party booklets = 6 A4 pages per player (if double-sided) or 12 A4 pages per player (if single-sided). There are also 6 pages of essential clues. We provide other optional files that players and hosts can if they wish print.
Files: 3 essential zip files, two audios plus two optional zip files
Time: 1.75 - 2.75+ hours (depends on party size and number of ad-libs); food and chatting breaks in addition
Age: Adult; some Teenagers (See Age & Sensitivities above).
Type: Virtual (eg Zoom) or At Home.
Dinner Party: 6 - 8 Players - 2 female, 2 males, 2 - 4 neutrals (£17)
Dinner Party: 8 - 10 Players - 3 females, 2 males, 3 - 5 neutrals (£21)
Party: 10 - 12 Players - available October
Cost: £17 - £21 (payment via PayPal)
Discount for an additional version (different number of players) of THIS mystery: 40% discount. (Please email us via our contact form if this is required.)