Crazy Christmas Catastrophe mystery party
A fun family Christmas murder mystery party for ages 12+! There are 6 required characters and 6 optional characters - 12 unique players altogether! There are two 5 character expansion packs available for this game - click the link below to access them. This murder mystery isn't a 'serious' murder, so it is safe for family fun! This is the instant download version of the game, no waiting, no shipping fees - everything you need is included in the download. For the boxed version, see the link below under the 'Helpful Links' section.
This is a traditional, mingling, clue-based game for in-person groups. For virtually-formatted games that are ideal for video chat platforms, click here.
*This game was released in 2009.
- Click here to view the character list!
- Click here for the free, printable invitation!
- Click here for the 5 character expansion pack #1!
- Click here for the 5 character expansion pack #2! (must be purchased in order)
- Click here to view sample game materials.
- Click here to have My Mystery Party staff prepare your game kit!
- Direct your guests to the corresponding pregame site at 'Your Mystery Party'
In Christmas Village, tucked away deep inside of the North Pole, preparations for Christmas happen 364 days per year. Each year, the coveted Christmas Icon award is bestowed upon the hardest working and most effective holiday helper. Most of the time, the award is granted to a toy shop elf. This year, it is rumored to be between none other than Icy the Snowman and the Gingerbread Man. Expect the unexpected, as anybody in the town is a potential winner. The recipient of this award will receive a cash bonus and special privileges such as a year's supply of chestnuts, an added vacation day during the year, power to change one law of Christmas, and a guaranteed spot in the legendary Claus Hall of Fame.
The big night of toy delivery is quickly approaching, and the townspeople are hustling and bustling. Silver bells are ringing, and eggnog and sugar plums are bountiful. Mrs. Claus has invited everybody in town to Santa's Cottage for a quick celebration and official announcement of the Christmas Icon of the year award. The excited townspeople are practicing their carols and preparing their most holiday-spirited attire for this annual festivity. Anticipation is hanging thick in the frosted air. Unfortunately, there is always holiday strife between colleagues this time of year, but hopefully, the townsfolk of Christmas Village can let the year's bygones be bygones and show nothing but their best Christmas cheer – at least for the sake of the children on the nice list.
You are a resident of the North Pole and were invited to this event by Mrs. Claus. There are a few Christmas personalities you'd rather not be in the same room with, but everybody must do what Mrs. Claus wants, or they will pay the price. You never know – you might even win the Christmas Icon award this year, as stranger things have happened in the North Pole!
This is where your story begins.
- Minimum age:
- 12 years
- # of players:
- 6-12 players
- Expansion pack:
- 5 players, and 5 players
- Gender of players:
- Co-ed or All Female
I hosted the Crazy Christmas Catastrophe this week with guests from 9 years old - 74 years old. Everyone had an absolute ball. Was great to see the kids and teens getting into character and also writing down clues, interrogating us all. Highly recommend this for some serious family fun.
I was skeptical that this would provide the level of interaction amongst our group I was looking for, but it did! We played with 12 players. The goal was to do rounds between drinks and meals as recommended, but it was tough with a larger group, so just did all three rounds after dinner. It still worked great. At the end when everyone was sharing their suspect and motive, there was still quite a bit of chatter! Really fun and took just under an hour total in the method we did it.
We used this for our office Christmas party. It was fun. I wish there were more characters that were gender swappable. Like Mitzy the Elf, we didn't have enough women so we changed that character to Mitchy the Elf. We downloaded the materials. If I would have ordered in time, we totally would have gotten the box set so no one would know who the guilty character was. We used an angel halo headband and caution tape for the victim. It was a hoot! We had a good time with this product and I would highly recommend this.
Lots of Fun
We have done a lot of Murder Mysteries and I was very pleased with this one. I wanted something that would work for 6 people because we planned to do it after our Thanksgiving dinner. We did it with no advance prep, except for preparing the parts and clues to pass out. Even without costumes or characters having advance notice, it was really fun.
Silly and Fun Mystery Dinner
Great for small parties. Loved playing over the top characters. Created an incredible experience for all!