Christmas Reindeer Mystery Party
A hilarious family Christmas non-murder mystery party game set in the North Pole! A fun Christmas-spirited mystery party for 8-16+ players, ages 12+ due to difficulty. There is an expandable Elf character that can be expanded into a team of however many you need and an expansion pack (purchased separately) with eight more unique character roles and two more expandable teams to cover 80+ players. This is the instant download upon purchase version of the game - no waiting, no shipping fees! Easy to host, easy to prepare.
If you have done the T'was the Night Before Murder game, this game will be too similar - as this is the 'non-murder' version of the T'was the Night 'murder' game. This is the traditional in-person, mingling format. If you need a virtual game for Christmas to play on Zoom or other video chat platform - we got your back. Click here for the virtual selection. At this time, we do have a murder and non-murder virtual Christmas game.
- Host character list - main game players
- Free, printable invitation
- 8+ character expansion pack (instant download, purchased separately)
- Sample game materials.
- Boxed version of this game
- Pre-game site for your players
Christmas Themed Non-Murder Mystery Party Game Synopsis
It's time for the annual pre-Christmas meeting at Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus's home at the North Pole. Amid the hustle and bustle, the Christmas workers must halt in their tracks to gather and discuss the status of the big toy delivery on Christmas Eve.
Hopefully, everyone will attend the meeting with reports of surpassed goals and deadlines met with ease. There's not a minute to spare since a record number of kids are on the nice list this year.
Rumor has it the sleigh's navigation system is in dire need of repair, Rudy has lost his nose cover, the nice and naughty list needs to be verified, and someone is trying to sabotage the delivery through multiple avenues. We are swimming in dangerous times at the North Pole, as any minor problem could trigger a domino effect that ends with Christmas being canceled.
This is where your story begins.
How to host a large party with the Rudy Reindeer Christmas Mystery Party
Invite the following guests to play the roles below:
- 16 unique main game players
- Up to 20+ duplicate Bag Stuffing Crew Members (from the main game)
- 8 unique players from expansion pack #1 (purchased separately)
- Up to 20+ duplicate Penguin Family Members (from expansion pack #1)
- Up to 20+ duplicate Arctic Prospectors (from expansion pack #1)
When you use an expandable team, you will assign each team member to the lead character on the character list. For example, invite 16 members to play the role of Gab the Elf. When the guests arrive, they are to assemble into a team and select a lead character. One player will actually play the role during the game and the rest of the members will play along as Gab the Elf's crew. The expandable players will receive duplicate materials to their team during the game. They will mingle about and play just like everybody else, but they will not have unique clues to their character, but rather to their team leader. These roles are great to expand the guest list while giving everybody a role in the game. Assign the most outgoing players to the unique players and the more shy/reserved guests to the expandable players.
- Minimum age:
- 12 years for difficulty. With a family, if you have an under 12 year player, put them into an optional role.
- # of players:
- 8-16 unique roles
- Expansion pack:
- 8 unique roles and 2 additional expandable teams(purchased separately)
- 3 expandable teams with main game (1) and expansion pack (2) to add 60+ team players to your game.
- Gender of players:
- Co-ed - see the host character list for details.
It took a bit to get the papers, etc. organized, but once we started playing it was lots of laughts.
We had a family mystery party with 8 people ranging in age from 12 to 71. We used the game as an evening activity. Since we were all family we did not use the ice-breaker trivia questions in Round 1. But we did share a few and found them to be very entertaining. We also did not do the word scramble from Round 2 due to time constraints. We all loved the evening and would definitely like to try another mystery game.
I was looking for something new to do and I think I found it. This was so much fun, my adult children loved it. What a great day!