Murder at the Four Deuces M - Box Set
Murder Mystery Party Game 

Its 1920 and Prohibition is in full swing. Don and MeMe Wannabe are hosting the grand opening celebration for their new Speakeasy, the Four Deuces, and you are invited to attend. The Four Deuces is a swanky juice joint serving booze and music in the front. You can try your hand at a game of chance in the back, and upstairs is a very high-class and exclusive brothel. The cream, and not-so-cream of society, will be here. With gangsters, politicians, dolls, molls, and many other interesting guests in attendance, this event is sure to be the bee's knees.

Murder At The Four Deuces is a rip-roaring, 1920's gangster murder mystery party game, with plenty of plotting, bribery, and backstabbing to be had.

This game is loosely based on some of the very first Chicago and New York Gangsters, their rivalries, speakeasies, and love lives. Al Capone was still a bouncer just moving up in the "Family". 

For 10-20 Guests - with a minimum of 10 guests required and a max of 20, or up to 50 with our optional 3 Extra Character Packets. We have methods for hosting much larger parties listed in our FAQThis is our Mature Box Set of this game. We also have a Tame version.

Murder at the Four Deuces Mature Box Set Artwork

Written by Mary Lee

Artwork by Darryl Taylor

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  • Host Guide - Explains how our games run, how to host them, and a step-by-step for the event.

  • Guest List Worksheet - This is a worksheet to assign your guests to their characters. 

  • Sample Character Background Booklet & Confidential Booklet - these are not in the game so they won't reveal anything in the likely event you are playing. In a pinch, they can be used though.

  • If you purchase our Boxed version of the Murder Mystery Party Game, you will get a follow-up email with a link to download the Character Backgrounds for your game so you can email these to your guests before you even get your box. It will also include the Host Guide and Guest List Worksheet in this preview to assign characters.

  • Character Background Booklets which contain:

    • Guest List

    • How to Participate in a Murder Mystery Instructions

    • Character Background

    • Any information the character may need.

  • Character Confidential Booklets - Contain Secrets, Knowledge, and Things to Do.

  • Host Guide Booklet - This includes a Step By Step

  • Organizing Guide and Organizing Labels

  • Guest List Worksheet, (to assign characters to guests).

  • Weapon & Action Card System, (There is an optional weapon card scavenger hunt. We will provide the link to that in the materials you receive).

  • Nametags

  • Full-Size Evidence

  • Evidence Presentation

  • Game Money, (for all those nefarious schemes).

  • Whodunit Cards and Worksheet

  • Graphics or flyers to display.

  • Solution

  • Certificates for:


Best Performer - For Oscar deserving performance skills.

Dressed to Kill - For using outstanding creative imagination in costuming.

Super Sleuth - For using superior wits and detective skills to solve the mystery.

Super Villain - For being the sneakiest and most backstabbing player in the game.

Wealthiest Player - For using cunning, bribery, and other nefarious skills to amass the most wealth.


Murder at the Four Deuces Mature rating breakdown:

  • The murder takes place at the party.

  • There are references to prohibition and booze.

  • The setting has a House of Ill Repute upstairs, but there are no prostitutes at the party. The Madam is there, but she is only a businesswoman. One character was a "working girl" in her younger days and tries to hide that fact, as she is now respectable.

  • There are a small number of affairs, but the Guest List Worksheet tells you how to match up couples so that no one will be offended by this facet of the game. 

  • There is no cursing or name-calling unless your guest takes it upon themselves to do so.

  • We handle all mature content in a very tasteful manner.

  • Don Wannabe is Don “Big Jim” Ravioli’s Chief Lieutenant. When he met his wife, MeMe, it was love at first sight. They own a chain of houses of ill repute.

  • Madam MeMe has been married to Don Wannabe for fifteen years. With their combined head for business, they have amassed a fortune. Tonight, they open their newest venture, The Four Deuces.

  • Capo “Toto” Tequila is the self-proclaimed Boss of Bosses. He will be visiting us from New York. Speculation is running rampant on why he is coming here tonight. When it involves the Capo, it just has to be something big.

  • Don “Big Jim” Ravioli is the well-known father of the Chicago mob or "The Family". The Don just recently divorced Vicky, his wife of twenty years, to marry the much younger Carrie Crooner. They have only been married for a week.

  • Carrie Crooner-Ravioli was a jazz singer in one of Big Jim's clubs when he fell in love with her. He divorced his wife Vickie to marry her. She is attending tonight to do a special performance. People speculate that she only married Big Jim so that she could use his connections to be discovered as the star she is.

  • Vicky Ravioli is the ex-wife of Don “Big Jim” Ravioli. While she is older than he is, she was still surprised when he demanded a divorce to marry that tart, Carrie Crooner. When the divorce came through on March 20th, Vicky was overheard saying, “I raised my husband from a boy to a man for another woman”. She received a $50,000 settlement from the divorce.

  • Rebecca Ravioli is the daughter of Big Jim and Vicky Ravioli. Rebecca has been telling everyone that she is engaged to marry Rhett Bumbler. Her father refuses to allow the marriage.

  • Baroness Ravioli is the mother of Don “Big Jim” Ravioli. Of course, she is not a real Baroness, but being the Don's mother does tend to keep people from saying any different. The Baroness loves to wear tiaras and lord it over anyone she considers ‘beneath’ her, which happens to be most people.

  • Inspector Neville “The Nose” Nutella will be attending the function to investigate the murder of the Black Hand Gang two nights ago.

  • Al Capone was brought from New York by Don Wannabe to work in his club. While his job title is bouncer, everyone knows that he is really just a hit man for the Family.

  • U.S. Congressman Darrin Toosteal - Some say Darrin’s rise to fame was a result of his close friendship with Don Big Jim Ravioli. He could very possibly become the next President of the United States. You have to wonder how he could hope to become the next president when it is well known that he has such a close affiliation with a man of Big Jim’s reputation.

  • Rhett Bumbler is a gambler who blew into town six months ago. No one knows much about him, except that he is not very good at cards or dice. His attempts to cheat are so laughable that most people tend to overlook them. What could Rebecca see in him? Big Jim would never tolerate this buffoon as a son-in-law.

  • Donna Wannabe is Don Wannabe’s little sister. Donna has become quite popular with the movie picture actors. She was secretly seeing Big Jim on and off for the last few years. Lately, she has been seen making a play for Rhett Bumbler’s attention. Some speculate that she has always been jealous of the attention Big Jim lathered on his daughter, and this is her way of getting back at her.

  • Sly Sleaze runs the horse race ring for Don “Big Jim” Ravioli. He has an agreement with the new Telegraph Company to be the only person to receive the live horse race results immediately in the Chicago area. He then sells these results to local bookies for half of their take. In exchange for all his work, the Don gives him 5% of the earnings. Some say he is not happy with this percentage and feels that he deserves a full partnership in the venture. He and Rebecca Ravioli have been good friends for years.

  • Vanessa Crooner is the mother of Carrie, “Big Jim” Ravioli’s new wife. She chaperoned Carrie and Big Jim everywhere they went before the marriage. She does not approve of Big Jim. After they were married, she moved into the new house with them just to make sure that Big Jim treats her baby right.

  • Mary Toosteal is the wife of U.S. Congressman Darrin Toosteal. Mary is the perfect political wife. Elegant, dignified, and she turns a blind eye to her husband’s escapades. She comes from old money and powerful connections.

  • Mayor “Big Bill” Bumpkin is the Mayor of Chicago. He is friendly and honest, which is why people do not believe the rumor that city funds have been vanishing. He and Don “Big Jim” Ravioli have been good friends for many years.

  • Cash Steal - No one knows anything about this man. Not why he is here or where he comes from.

  • Cassandra Steal is the wife of Cash Steal.

  • Jack “Greasy Thumbs” Guiseppi is Don “Big Jim” Ravioli’s accountant. Guilda Guiseppi is the wife of Jack Guiseppi.


This is really the best extra character packet for the game, as these characters are written into the plot, so they are a little more than just extras. Plus you get a bartender character to help at your party!

  • Penny Cheatum – A high-profile attorney who specializes in ‘Family’ Law.

  • Henry Hooch – Henry is beginning to develop a name for himself. We’ve heard that he makes some of the best hooch available this side of the Mason-Dixon line.

  • Serina Siren – Serina and her brother come from Italy. Her father Guido disappeared after rumors that he was plotting his boss’s demise. The Sicily Family thought it would be best for the Siren children to see America. Serina is known to be a very modern woman with the brains and looks to get what she wants.

  • Hobart T. King – Hobart made the film On the Wagon. It was supposed to be a western, but the few that saw it said it was a disaster. We have heard that he is here scouting for talent and investors for a new romantic film.

  • Glenna Glib – Glenna was voted “Most Talkative Person” every year in college. I think that’s all that needs to be said. If you have further questions, Glenna will be happy to regale you for hours with the answers.

  • Tom Hops – The suave, talented, and friendly Four Deuces bartender.

  • Scoop Jennings – Scoop is a  reporter for the Chicago Sun-Times. Assign this character to a Female Guest!

  • Sam Siren – Brother to Serina and son of the deceased Guido Siren. Sam is looking to join a new family. They say he is very talented, but can he be trusted?

  • Color Pencille – An up-and-coming artist. She comes from a notoriously creative family who was scandalized when her mother chose to marry a lawyer! It was simply shocking… a lawyer with no artistic talent whatsoever!

  • R.K. Oswald – Owner of W4DR Radio Station. His station is one of the most listened to in Chicago. He also hosts a talk show.

  • Lou Natic - This Infamous actor is well known for his trigger temper and lofty demands.

  • Marie Inhaste - Widowed 4 times, they call her the Black Widow. Each of her rich and powerful husbands died of heart failure. Men really have a lot to say about that fact. Is she on the lookout for #5?

  • Stan Dingproud - Absent-minded English Professor. He is brilliant but has a habit of walking off in the middle of a conversation.

  • May Flowers - A quirky psychologist whose favorite pastime is analyzing everyone she meets.

  • Sally Forth - A Famous Psychic, Sally says she hears the voices of the dearly departed and can predict future events.

  • Dr. Hugh Demann - Claims to be a world-renowned physician, but nobody seems to have heard of him.

  • Harry Hyde - Harry is a little paranoid. Okay, so maybe he's a lot paranoid. His theories are interesting, to say the least.

  • Robin Banks - They call him the gentleman thief. Ladies practically swoon at the thought of being robbed by him.

  • Jenna Feline - Jenna is a very eccentric heiress. She has oodles of cats and dresses quite strangely.

  • Betty Kant - Betty is a forensic entomologist who prefers to be called a maggotologist. Her knowledge of bugs can reveal when, where, and sometimes, how a victim died.

  • Georgio Gigolo - Georgio is all the rage with the ladies. Suave and debonair, he can charm most ladies right out of anything he needs. (Includes ‘business’ cards)

  • Carolyn Monroe - Carolyn is considered a sex goddess. Blond and beautiful. Not well educated, but she makes up for that with street smarts. She has no problem using her assets to get what she wants from life.

  • Dr. Heckle - One moment the Doctor is intelligent, albeit boring, then the next he is outgoing, chasing women, drinking, & eating in excess with no manners whatsoever.

  • Mr. Smith - Mr. Smith claims to be in town on business but no one seems to know him or agree on what that business might be.

  • Lester Jester - Lester is a practical joker. It is best to be prepared for anything when he’s around.

  • Karma Delight - Karma is an exotic dancer. She tells us that she was once a concubine to an Arab Prince before he was killed in a civil uprising.

  • Jimmy Skimmy - Jimmy is an extremely successful accountant. Some wonder just how creative those skills are to be able to buy all his expensive little toys.

  • Kikki Kickit - Kikki is a for-hire bodyguard. While many find the occupation unusual or even scandalous, they wouldn’t dare say anything about it. She was trained in the Far East and it is said that she can kill a man with a single strike.

  • Vera Leigh - Vera is an almost famous artist. They say she produced some of the best forgeries of famous works that have been seen in recent years.

  • Mrs. Smith - No relation to Mr. Smith. She is the owner of Soul Reaper, Inc. She claims to be a bounty hunter, but there are whispers that she may really be an assassin.