What better time to throw a party than to celebrate American Independence Day. July 4th weekend is a time for celebration, and year after year our clients choose to spice up their party with a bit of intrigue… and murder!

While most of our mysteries are seasonal, all bets are off when it comes to Independence Day celebrations. After looking at trends for sales for the past few years, we’ve compiled this handy-dandy list of the top 5 murder mysteries for Independence Day parties!

1. A FLAPPER MURDER AT THE 1920’S SPEAKEASY

Our reigning champion, A Flapper Murder at the 1920’s Speakeasy is easily our best-selling mystery party game, and July 4th is no exception. There’s just something infectious about this post-war theme, and the idea of gathering, getting dressed up and cutting loose in spite of prohibition and decorum. Therefore, A Flapper Murder at the 1920’s Speakeasy takes our top spot. It’s available in our standard formats (6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16 and 18 Suspects) with a 2 Optional Suspects Expansion Pack available. There are also a number of variations available, including 6 women and 3 men, 8 women and 4 men, and many more. See the Flapper Murder at the 1920’s Speakeasy Gateway page to view all the versions. Find the version you want, then click through to learnĀ  more about the mystery and the suspects.

2. MURDER AT THE SUPERHERO PEACE CONVENTION

Nothing says America like Superheroes, and our American clients love nothing more than dressing up as a superhero or supervillain and solving a good old-fashioned who-dun-it. Murder at the Superhero Peace Convention pits the heroes against their enemies to determine who killed the Nergal, a supervillain on the brink of retirement. Everyone has a motive, but who knew his weaknesses well enough to plot murder? Murder at the Superhero Peace Convention is available in the standard 6-18 suspect formats with a couple of variations. Visit the Murder at the Superhero Peace Convention Gateway page for all the versions and to learn more about this fun mystery party game!

3. MURDER AT THE BOURBON CLUB

” Bourbon”, as we affectionately refer to this mystery, is a “Vintage Hollywood” theme and packs a tiny club in the early 1950’s with some of the most influencial people of the time. Investigate the murder of “Quick Louie” and discover who had the motive, means and opportunity to kill him, as well as what’s going on behind the ‘restricted’ door. Available in our standard formats with a few variations available, Bourbon surely makes the top 5 list for its glamorous and mysterious characters, smoky lounge setting and compelling plot. Learn more about Bourbon at Murder at the Bourbon Club at the Gateway Page!

4. THE GETTY AFFAIR

If nothing else, The Getty Affair will take the focus off how dysfunctional your family is. Getty’s a rich, philandering man with a controversial will and a stash of uncut diamonds somewhere in his house… it was only a matter of time before someone killed him. The Getty Affair takes place in a mansion and centers around a dinner, so it’s easily adapted into a dinner party murder mystery. Available in our standard formats with a few variations available, learn more at The Getty Affair Gateway!

5. THE MYSTERIOUS AFFAIR AT STIRLING HALL

Apparently nothing says “Let’s celebrate independence from the British” like dressing up like them and pretending to be one. Which is why, even though it’s still very new, The Mysterious Affair at Stirling Hall has made our top 5 list already! Determine not only the identity of the killer, but also discover the identity of the mysterious victim, as well as the murder weapon! Designed to be played as an Edwardian (think Downton Abbey), Victorian or Regency/Georgian (think Jane Austen) murder mystery party game, The Mysterious Affair at Stirling Hall is a compelling plot with a dynamic cast of suspects, and is available in all versions. It even has a few variations already! Visit the Gateway Page here!

Regardless of the party you’re planning for your July 4th party this year, any of our Top 5 Best Sellers will suit your party perfectly, and make it one your guests will never forget!

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