Inside: Free Printable Mystery Games for Parties. 

A mystery party just wouldn’t be complete without a fun mystery to solve! From murder, jazzy jeopardy, and even a teen drama these free printable mystery games and your party guests have to solve the mystery before they get to dig in.

Today we’re sharing some free mystery party printables to help with your mystery party activities.

This list is full of ideas for every age, let us know in the comments your favorite.

Free Printable Mystery Games

Free Printable Murder Mystery Games

Mafia Party Game

This one may sound familiar and that’s because there are many variations of this game that can be played. For this option, your group will have to designate a moderator to lead them through the entire game. The game has two phases; night, when the Mafia might secretly “murder” an innocent, and day when Innocents vote to eliminate a Mafiosi suspect. You’ll need a deck of cards and at least 7 players.

Murder Mystery Casino Night

This casino style murder mystery gives more creative reign to the guests. You will have a list of mandatory key situations for characters but, other than that, the backstory of each character is entirely up to your guests. This can spark the creative juices and get everyone involved. As a host/hostess, you can play a part in this murder mystery game as well while still leading your group.

Free Printable Murder Mystery Games

Jazz Age Jeopardy

Set in the 1920s at a jazz club in New York City, this game takes its players back in time to solve a murder mystery. This game is split between two acts and covers key historical points. Also, the club is called The Cat’s Meow and that’s definitely enough incentive to play this murder mystery with your friends. It has an expansion pack you can purchase if you so choose.

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Young Detectives – Mystery Games for Kids

These free printable mystery games are focused on the little bit younger crowd, from teen to elementary age.

The One With The Tweens

If you have kids old enough to participate in a murder mystery game, this one is family-friendlyl. Aside from the murder part – which isn’t friendly, like ever. 😉 Anyways, this one can even be used for tween parties. You can go the extra mile and set up decorations like this family did for their tween’s dinner party. With shows like Riverdale and Stranger Things trending, it’s no wonder tweens are wanting to solve some murders.

Decode the Message

These messages take a little work to decode. Print out these fun games to solve the clues.

free printable mystery games

Secret Mission Party

The most important thing to set up is the Mission Envelopes. Our envelopes – and so many other things for this party – come from the Dollar Tree.

Detective Search

Download and print the detective puzzle for kids.  The child can read the directions or you can explain that there were some eyewitnesses who reported to the police that 6 people stole a highly valuable diamond necklace.  The job of your special detective is to locate and number the suspects based on the eyewitnesses descriptions to the police.

Check out these fun Murder Mystery Printable props to add to your festive party.

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  • Fun Camping Games for Kids & Adults – It’s that time of year! The time of year where all I can think about is sitting fireside roasting marshmallows and watching fireflies. One of my favorite things about summertime camping is all the campsite games to be played! Here is a list of 53 fun camping games for kids and adults!
  • Best Family Board Games – This list of the best family board games is my tried and true for every family game night. But don’t worry, if you have little ones in your house we came up with the perfect list for you too!