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 was time for the annual pre-Christmas meeting at Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus's home in the North Pole. This was the bustling time of the year when the Christmas workers needed to stop working for a moment and come together to discuss how Christmas was unraveling. The meeting attendees arrived as planned at Santa's home. They enjoyed appetizers and engaged in fun Christmas trivia questions while waiting for the meeting to begin. They had fun with an exciting game of 'What Christmas Thing am I' followed by a challenging game of Christmas Taboo. Mrs. Claus served a delicious dinner along with an entertaining Christmas Scramble challenge. The meeting was productive and the Christmas spirit was soaring high until to everyone's shock...a murder occurred! The Christmas characters all rallied together to figure out whodunit before this scandalous murder ruined Christmas! After everyone accused who they believed the murderer was...everyone came clean with their involvement in the crime and...the murderer confessed! While the group awaited the North Pole P.D. to arrive and arrest the accused, the group played a fun game of Christmas Charades. Overall, Christmas had its issues behind the scenes - but the nice boys and girls got their presents on Christmas morning according to plan.

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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. 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

    2. 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

    3. Christmas Party

      This is the second party I have done and it is always a great time! If you are looking for something different to entertain guests with, this is the perfect game. Fun for everyone!! on Dec 2nd 2019

    4. Perfect information

      I was so excited to download and read through information. It looks like it is going to be great fun and easy to follow instructions that seems like every detail has been thought of.
      Can’t wait until Christmas party to play with my family. I love the choice for the person giving the party if you want to play and not know who murder is, to stop reading at a certain point.
      on May 4th 2019

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