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Here's what people have been saying about Murder on the Dancefloor:


"I have been doing these parties for almost 10 years now. I have really taken time to craft my style. I have used trial and error to figure out the best way to do the info packs to making the room absolutely amazing. Every game I find cardboard picture frames that match the theme, and then I take pic as everyone arrives. I then send someone to print them during the party. I hand these out at the end as my parting gift. This last party my room was AMAZING."
Susan Beckstead


"After years of watching us grown ups have lots of murder mystery fun, my teenage daughter was keen to have a party of her own.
We chose Murder on the Dance Floor because we loved the 50s theme and it looked best suited to her teen friends.
It was a fantastic success! Groups of friends from different social circles chatting and plotting away like they'd known each other for years.
We made sure everyone knew they could dress up as much or little as they wanted and some of the costumes were just fabulous.
We held it at the local church hall and the use of their kitchen and hatchway meant we could serve a simple menu diner-style. Hot dogs and sundaes were very popular.
As always with Freeform Games, we loved the adaptability of the game (so could easily deal with three no-shows).
The teens had an amazing time, they loved the stories, the intrigue and the mystery solving. We often struggled to stop them so we could move on.
And the Dance Off was an absolute highlight!
All in all, a huge success. Declared the 'best party ever' by my 14-year-old daughter and creating lifelong memories for her and her friends."
Clare Rogers, United States


"Exciting, lots to do, perfect!"
Joe (playtester), United Kingdom


"Very easy to understand, the info was clear: it was a very enjoyable and absorbing evening."
Phil (playtester), United Kingdom


"Very enjoyable, good pace, just the right amount to do."
Tracy (playtester), United Kingdom


"Well balanced and interesting!"
Kate (playtester), United Kingdom

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Murder on the Dancefloor – a 1950s murder mystery party game with a diner dance-off setting for 14 to 20 guests

"Everything about the game was great!"
Julie (playtester), United Kingdom

Recommended for ages 15+
Costs US$39.99
Written by Terence Smith

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Murder on the Dancefloor is a murder mystery party game for 14 to 20 guests and one or two hosts – download the free introductory pdf file.

Join us in a thrilling evening of suspicion, double-dealing and murder. You will be in the middle of the action and it will be up to you to wheel and deal with the other guests. Can you achieve your goals, keep your secrets hidden and survive Murder on the Dancefloor? It's up to you.

Murder on the Dancefloor

It's the 1950s, small-town USA: and tonight Flo's Diner is the place to be. It's the most popular place in town, and the local hangout for teens and adults alike. Neon lights flash out front, the checkered dancefloor sparkles inside, and the seats are polished to perfection.

Tonight the diner is set to host the town's annual Dance-off competition. Famous celebrities have arrived at the event to help judge, while many keen locals and newcomers wish to participate. As the sun sets in the sky, the diner fills with people and the night begins. The dancefloor is flashing, milkshakes and burgers are being served constantly, and there's a great vibe of enthusiasm.

But suddenly a terrifying scream echoes throughout the diner, causing panic! Local bad-boy, Ricky Johnson has been found dead in the male restroom by his best friend, Mikey Reed. Mikey found Ricky on the bathroom floor, with a fatal knife wound to his chest.

With the local police officer already at the diner, everyone is told to remain on the premises. Detective Hudson has ordered all exits and entrances to the building locked until further notice. In an effort to not completely destroy the night, however, Flo has arranged for the Dance-off to carry on as normal.

With the Dance-off only an hour away, and Ricky's killer unknown, many mysteries hang in the air: so just who did commit Murder on the Dancefloor?

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Weekly Herald

Murder on the Dancefloor lasts for about four hours and is suited to an evening. It is often played over a meal – a finger buffet if possible to allow guests to circulate and talk in private.

"Lots to do, very clear, very enjoyable! I liked the way everyone has a list of things to achieve."
Angela (playtester), United Kingdom

The free introductory pdf file contains an introduction to the game, a cast list of all the characters, and a copy of the Weekly Herald – plus details of how to buy the game.

Includes rules for combat. Includes rules for combat.

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These are the characters in Murder on the Dancefloor:

  • Bailey Higgins – Flo's only child
  • Becky Johnson – Younger sister of Ricky Johnson, butter wouldn't melt in her mouth
  • Bernie Reese – The Diner's chef
  • Clare Simpson – Hardworking waitress at Flo's Diner
  • Corey Rogers – Youngest and newest member of Ricky's gang
  • Crystal Reed – Local greaser girl
  • Dallas Anthony – Local business tycoon
  • Detective Hudson – Local law enforcer
  • Dr Peter Hodge – Local physician and protective husband of Penny Hodge
  • Eric Anthony – Competitive reigning champion of the Dance-off with Sally, younger brother of Dallas
  • Flo Higgins – Single mother and owner of Flo's Diner
  • Jamie Shephard – Worker at Flo's Diner
  • Joseph Marks – Local greaser and enemy of Ricky Johnson
  • Mel Rivers – Famous singer in town to judge the Dance-off
  • Mikey Reed – Ricky's dashing best friend, and twin brother of Crystal
  • Pat Larvis – Janitor at Flo's Diner
  • Penny Hodge – Local respectable citizen
  • Percy Wilson – A traveler passing through Flo's Diner
  • Sally Larvis – Reigning champion of the Dance-off with Eric and daughter of Pat
  • Steven Starling – Famous TV personality in town to judge the local Dance-off
Number of
14 5 6 3
15 5 6 4
16 5 6 5
17 5 6 6
18 5 6 7
19 6 6 7
20 6 6 8

How Freeform Games Murder Mysteries Work

Murder on the Dancefloor is unlike many murder mystery games. Although the game starts with a murder, most of the characters have more important things to do than to investigate it. And the killing may not be over – it is unlikely that everyone will survive the remainder of the evening!

Murder on the Dancefloor is played just like a murder mystery game. You may be trying to solve the murder, but primarily you are (initially at least) concentrating on your own goals and objectives. Unlike most boxed murder mystery games, Murder on the Dancefloor lets you decide how to achieve your goals and thwart your enemies.

"The evening was a huge success: I loved the theme and the whole game!"
Elaine (playtest host), United Kingdom

On the evening of the game the guests are met by the organizer, the Diner Manager, and welcomed to Flo's Diner.

They then receive their detailed backgrounds – including dark secrets, objectives and money. The fun then begins as they form alliances, blackmail each other, steal items and maybe even try to murder one another! Along the way they may uncover some of the mysteries of Murder on the Dancefloor. Who is Bailey Higgins's father? Who attacked Penny Hodge? Who broke into the diner's safe, and who is the agent of a gas company? And, of course, who killed Ricky Johnson?

Depending on what the players choose to do, there are several different possible endings, but finally everyone finds out how they did, and what secrets everyone else was concealing.

Recommended for ages 15+

We recommend Murder on the Dancefloor for those aged 15+ as it contains the following themes: teen romance, gang fights, and a teen pregnancy.

Extra characters

Sometimes you have too many guests and you need more characters. So we've written a free extra character for each of our games that you can add in, and some of our customers have created their own characters for their parties and are kindly willing to share them.

  • 'Ginger' Roberts – freelance reporter in search of the Big Story. (Any)
    (by Freeform Games)

Please note that we haven't always tested these – and they may not tie in exactly with our games.

IMPORTANT – if you've bought the game, you can download the files for these characters from the download page where you got your main game files. Contact us if you need the link and password to get back to that page.

Purchasing Murder on the Dancefloor

Murder on the Dancefloor costs US $39.99. You can buy it from anywhere in the world. The price will be converted back into your own currency for you, at today's exchange rate.

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