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.

    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.

     In addition to the fun family Christmas mystery party, bonus games are included! 

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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
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    1. So much fun especially if everyone commits

      I have hosted 3 murder mysteries and this by far was the best. The outline of the mystery allows for your party to continue while remaining in character. It's unscripted with helpful pointers and cues if you will. It allows for people to socialize, drink and enjoy a Christmas Party while staying in character. I had roughly 15 attendees who all committed to the role and had a blast. It has now become a Christmas tradition. To motivate devotion to the game I added prizes at the end for best costume, best role, and the person who guessed the murderer. If no one guessed correctly then the murderer won the prize. Whole heartedly the best murder mystery we have done. Did I mention you can carry on with your party while playing the game? It lasted for 5 hours due to everyone's dedication to their role. Buy it, you won't be disappointed. on Nov 21st 2018

    2. Fun times and Merry Christmas!

      Our family of 12 had a blast playing this game. on Dec 28th 2016

    3. In love with this game!

      Played this game a few years ago and am looking for another for our family Christmas. Just thought I'd drop a note on how much fun this one was - hope there's another one like it! on Nov 3rd 2016

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