Family Christmas mystery party T'was the Night Before Murder

Christmas Murder Mystery: T'was the Night Before Murder

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  • Product Description

    A fun family Christmas Murder Mystery Party set in the North Pole! A fun Christmas-spirited murder mystery party for 8-16+ guests ages 13 to 112! There is an expandable Elf character that can be expanded to as many optional characters as you need!

    If you have done the Rudy Reindeer game, this game will be too similar - as this is the 'murder' version of the Rudy Reindeer 'non-murder' game. 

     This is the instant download version of the game, no waiting, no shipping fees - everything you need is included in the download, so nothing needs to be shipped.  For the boxed version, see the link below under the 'Helpful Links' section.

    You will receive a host instruction file, printables file, and a solution file with this game. The free invitation is below, under helpful links. 

    Game revised on 8/25/21. 

    Four out of ten difficulty.


    Helpful Links:

    Click here to view the character list!
    Click here for the free, printable invitation!
    Click here to view the sample game
    Click here to view the 10 character expansion pack.
    Click here for the boxed set: have My Mystery Party staff prepare your game kit!
    Direct your guests to the corresponding pre-game site at 'Your Mystery Party'

    How to host a large party with this mystery game: 

      • 16 unique character roles from the main game
      • 10 unique character roles from the expansion pack (purchased separately)
      • Up to 15 players as members of Gab's Bag Stuffing Crew to play with Gab the Elf (main game)
      • Up to 15 players as members of Pong the Penguin's family (expansion pack #1


        Therefore, you have 26 unique player roles and the ability to expand your guest list with two expandable characters - cover over 56 players in your game.  

    Mystery synopsis:


    It's time for the annual pre-Christmas meeting at Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus’s home in the North Pole.  This is the bustling time of the year when Christmas workers need to stop working for a moment and come together to discuss how Christmas is unraveling.  You must attend this meeting, as you play an essential role at the North Pole!  This is where your story begins!


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  • Other Details

    Minimum age: 13 years
    Number of players: 8-16 players
    Available expansion pack: 10 players
    Available expandable teams?: Expandable to over 55 players with duplicate player teams
    Gender of players: Co-ed
  • Product Reviews


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    1. First timer, will definitely do it again.

      I was so nervous to play this game with my friends. I really didn’t think they would be into it. I was blown away at how much they played the role. I highly recommend this game. My guest still talked about the game the next day. The only thing I can say was hard.. or difficult at first was that the clue cards were small with a lot of writing. So at first my guest were held back with so much reading. Once they got the hang of it. They had a blast. I chose to Include the money option to try to purchase more clues. It was worth it and I recommend it. I will purchase another version mystery party for our family since we are hosting Christmas this year!
      FROM MMP STAFF: thank you for your feedback, we appreciate it. The font sizes in this game range from a size 10 to 16. The 10 font is standard, but on the smaller side. The reason for this is to fit the information on the clue card to fit into an A2 envelope -and for you to have to print less and save money. You can view these cards in the sample game materials on this page, under 'helpful links.' Just click on the sample game. We encourage you to even print out that page to see if it works for your group. Again, thank you for taking the time to post a review! Happy holidays!
      on Nov 28th 2021

    2. Fantastic and fun filled party for adults

      This party was an absolute hit had such a great time with our family during the pandemic. Have lots of great site activities in quest with a thrill in conclusion. Easy to follow great templates to download and print. Would suggest this to anyone hands-down! on Nov 22nd 2021

    3. Fun night

      This was my first try at this and everyone found the game enjoyable. We threw our own spin on some of the clues like fingerprinting. Would order again. on Jan 6th 2020

    4. So much fun for our staff Christmas Party

      A very fun game! We especially loved the scavenger hunt. I added a "Santa Dollar" compenent where each person had 5 Santa Dollars at the beginning of the game to use to bribe extra clues out of people. During the fingerprint scavenger hunt, I also hid Santa Dollars and Chocolates for everyone to find-- and then we gave out a "Moneybags" trophy for the person who had the most Santa Dollars at the end of the night. For the 7-year-old that was playing, this was an easier thing to work towards than solving the murder. on Dec 20th 2019

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