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Totally Rad 80s Prom Gone Bad Murder Mystery Kit Review

Are you looking for something fun and unique to do on the weekend? Host a murder mystery dinner party! You are in for a thrilling night of fun and mystery that you will never forget.

Are you unsure of how to host a murder mystery party? Night Of Mystery has you covered with multiple murder mystery kits to choose from!

Why Night Of Mystery

With their mix-and-mingle format, you will find that there are no scripts or pencils needed. There are also no side games and/or complicated processes.

The best part of all is there is a “real live murder” at the party! The murder is solved by mingling and sleuthing, allowing everyone to participate fully to the extent that they feel comfortable doing so.

This sets the stage for much spontaneity and ensures every party is kept lively! The host even gets to participate!

The materials in this murder mystery party kit are set up to be simple and direct for the host to have a successful party without additional stress.

Night Of Mystery understands that when you are planning a mystery, you want to give your guests the ultimate experience. Each kit is filled with ideas on how to host, what to serve, and how to make your party an over-the-top adventure.

If you are still needing assistance, they also provide web resources where you can find costumes, decorations, and more. You are striving to throw a party to remember and Night Of Mystery will give you all the tools you need to do that.

How To Play A Night Of Mystery Game

1. Invite Your Guests

You will want to see how many guests can make it to your party before ordering your kit. Available kits range from 6 players to 20 plus players so they are able to accommodate groups of all sizes.

2. Download And Print Your Murder Mystery Kit

To make the murder mystery kits more affordable, Night Of Mystery provides a link to download your kit. You, as the host can, choose to print out the material you need and/or email your guests their character descriptions and invitations. When printing, Night Of Mystery makes extra certain you understand what you can and can’t see, so as the host you can still join in on the fun without any spoilers.

***There is also an option to do your murder mystery party completely virtual if that’s the route you’re looking to go!

3. Guests Arrive At The Party In Character

Each guest receives a detailed character description in their invitation along with some background information on the party.

4. Host Reads An Introduction To The Party

This explains how the night is to proceed.

5. Guests Receive Information With Objectives

Now is the time for your guests to start mingling and completing their objectives by verbally communicating with each other and playing the part they’ve been given.

6. A Murder Occurs!

Once guests arrive and you give them their objective sheet, the victim will then find out that they will be the one that will have to fake their death. Don’t worry, the victim will still have a part in the party after their “death”. They become a whole new character as the lead investigator!

7. Investigator Reads A Synopsis Of How To Proceed

Guests receive more information, clues, and objectives and continue mingling and playing their part as the party continues.

8. Investigator Presents Evidence

Once all guests have completed their objectives, they will then have a chance to review evidence before making any final accusations.

9. Host Hands Out Accusation Sheets

This is when everyone gets to guess who they think the murderer is and get to cast votes for best dressed, best acting, etc.

10. Murderer Is Revealed!

The investigator will read the explanation and the host will hand out awards to the vote winners.

That’s it! No pencils, no scripts, no complicated process. Just a great night of fun with friends, family, co-workers, or whoever you invite.

There are different party versions such as an adult version, a clean version, a teen version, a kids version, etc. Night Of Mystery also provides different murder mystery themes that are all written in-house to assure their authenticity and uniqueness.

Totally Rad 80s Prom Gone Bad Murder Mystery Kit Review

For my murder mystery dinner party, I chose Night Of Mystery’s Totally Rad 80s Prom Gone Bad Murder Mystery Kit. The storyline was intriguing and I felt that each of my guests had their own story to tell.

For decorations, I was able to keep it simple with balloons, streamers, and of course 80’s music playing! We did also have some fun lights that really made the scene extra fun. All of my guests were able to get their costumes at a second-hand store or borrowed from friends and family.

The downloadable link was easy to navigate and the instructions were very clear on what my duties as the host were. I also LOVE that I was able to participate! Night Of Mystery had the downloadable file set up so that I knew exactly what I could and couldn’t look at to be sure I didn’t spoil the mystery for myself.

The kit had a lot of ideas on decorations I could use, costumes my guests and myself could wear, food that could be served to fit the theme, and web resources to find these materials. Night Of Mystery makes it foolproof and the party could not have gone better.

Overall Thoughts

I loved every minute of the party. I took some great photos to remember the night and I can’t wait to host another one in the future with Night Of Mystery!

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Tuesday 18th of April 2023

Unfortunately they were really hard to get ahold of and super rude when I had questions after purchasing. If you don’t have the maximum number of characters you have to make sure that all of the objectives still make sense which was frustrating. Overall $60 was a lot to have disappointing customer service on top of prepping materials to have the game work.


Wednesday 19th of April 2023

I'm so sorry you had a bad experience! When you buy the kit, it should have given you a few characters you can 'leave out' if you don't have enough people. While they would have had objectives had they been there, those are the ones that aren't necessarily important to the overall outcome and can be ignored if need be.

Anna Panek

Friday 7th of April 2023

My favorite is the clue one!

Amy Nick

Tuesday 4th of April 2023

i would love to try the Trailer Park Tragedy

Heather K

Wednesday 29th of March 2023

I think To Death do Us Part would be fun for a divorce party.

Anne Perry

Saturday 25th of March 2023

The Great Egg Escape sounds fun.