Murder on the Dancefloor

Murder on the Dancefloor is a 1950s murder mystery party set at Flo's Diner for 14-20 guests (plus one host) published by Freeform Games.

(Note that if you click on the link below and then buy Murder on the Dancefloor I will earn a small amount of commission.)

the story

It is the 1950s and tonight, Flo's Diner is hosting the town's annual dance-off competition. Celebrities have arrived to judge the competition, and locals and newcomers are keen to participate.

But the event is marred when bad-boy, Ricky Johnson is found dead in the male restroom, with a fatal knife wound to his chest!

how Murder on the Dancefloor works

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Murder on the Dancefloor is an interactive murder mystery game. In an interactive game each guest has a full character with backstory, objectives and a list of people that they know.

They also have item cards (representing money, weapons, documents and so on) and abilities (that let them detect secrets find out information about other people).

Murder on the Dancefloor has lots of different plots to keep everyone busy. For example, the ownership of Flo's Diner is in question, a missing father, the dance-off - and of course Ricky Johnson's murder.

In my opinion, once you've played an interactive murder mystery game you won't want to try any other!

the cast

The cast of Murder on the Dancefloor includes:

Diner staff

  • Flo Higgins: Single mother and owner of Flo’s Diner
  • Pat Larvis: Janitor at Flo’s Diner
  • Bernie Reese: The Diner’s chef
  • Jamie Shephard: Worker at Flo’s Diner
  • Clare Simpson: Hardworking waitress at Flo’s Diner


  • Eric Anthony: Reigning champion of the Dance-off with Sally, younger brother of Dallas
  • Bailey Higgins: Flo’s only child
  • Becky Johnson: Younger sister of Ricky Johnson, butter wouldn’t melt in her mouth
  • Sally Larvis: Reigning champion of the Dance-off with Eric, and daughter of Pat
  • Joseph Marks: Local greaser, and enemy of Ricky Johnson
  • Crystal Reed: Local greaser girl
  • Mikey Reed: Ricky’s dashing best friend, and twin brother of Crystal
  • Corey Rogers: Youngest and newest member of Ricky’s gang


  • Dallas Anthony: Local business tycoon
  • Penny Hodge: Local respectable citizen
  • Dr Peter Hodge: Local physician, and protective husband of Penny Hodge
  • Detective Hudson: Local law enforcer


  • Mel Rivers: Famous singer in town to judge the Dance-off
  • Steven Starling: Famous TV personality in town to judge the local Dance-off
  • Percy Wilson: A traveler passing through Flo’s Diner

the details

Instead of a formal dinner party, Murder on the Dancefloor is better suited to a buffet meal or finger food.

Everyone needs to be able to talk quietly with each other - to plot and scheme and achieve their goals.

Murder on the Dancefloor needs a dedicated host, someone to organise the game.

I really enjoy being the host - you know what's going on and can watch your friends scheme and plot and be devious to one another.

how to get Murder on the Dancefloor

Click here to purchase Murder on the Dancefloor  from Freeform Games.

You will be taken to the Freeform Games LLP website - follow the instructions to purchase A Dead Man's Chest.

Just download the game, print it out and have a great murder mystery!

Disclosure: I am a partner at Freeform Games - feel free to ask me lots of questions! (I will also earn commission if you buy Murder on the Dancefloor.)

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Does Murder on the Dancefloor have a money-back guarantee?


Freeform Games offer a cast-iron guarantee on all their murder mystery games. If you're not completely satisfied with Murder on the Dancefloor then let them know within 30 days and they will refund you.

What age is Murder on the Dancefloor suitable for?

Freeform Games recommends Murder on the Dancefloor for those aged 15+ as it includes teen romance, gang fights, and a teen pregnancy..

How long does Murder on the Dancefloor take to play?

I would allow 3-4 hours to play Murder on the Dancefloor. While the game itself takes 2.5-3 hours to play, I recommend allowing time to introduce the game and wind down after.

Where's my download?

Shortly after buying Murder on the Dancefloor you should receive an email from Freeform Games explaining how to download the game files.

If you haven't received this, please first check your spam filter - sometimes the emails end up there.

If that fails, please get in touch directly with Freeform Games - with the details of which game you bought, when you bought it, and which email address you used. Or contact me (with that same information) and I'll get in touch for you.

How many guests will I need?

You need at least 14 guests and no more than 20.

If you have fewer than 14 guests you will have to drop a character (which may affect the plot), or play a character yourself (not ideal, but I talk about it here), or even ask a guest to play two characters at once.

If you have more than 20 guests you will need to create your own, or use one of the free extra characters provided by Freeform Games when you download Murder on the Dancefloor.

Can I host Murder on the Dancefloor and also play a character?

The host has an important role in Murder on the Dancefloor. The organize and coordinate the party. They also act as an impartial "referee" - so it's important that they have read the game and understand what is going on.

So I recommend not playing a character and hosting the game. 

But if you still want to host a game and play a character (or you have to because a player cannot attend), I have advice on doing that here.

Click here to purchase Murder on the Dancefloor  from Freeform Games.


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Here's my suggested quick route through the site:

Step 1 - Go to Choosing a Game to choose the game that suits your party best.

Step 2 - Review the Tips for Hosts for helpful advice.

Step 3 - If you want to keep up to date with the latest murder mystery game news, click on my What's New page.

Step 4 - Once you've had your party - tell me how it went! Click here to tell me your murder mystery party story.

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