Pirate mystery party for kids
A swashbuckling pirate non-murder mystery party for 7-10 kids ages ~7 and up set on the mysterious pirate ship of Captain Bootstrap Bluebeard in the year 1623. This game is a pirate-worthy scavenger hunt style mystery party. Younger guests may need assistance with reading the clues. This game is ideally hosted at a home, as there are scavenger hunt clues to be found in general home locations (i.e. kitchen, kid's bedroom, etc.) This is the instant download version of the game. No waiting, no shipping fees. Easy to prepare and simple to host.
- Host character list of pirates
- Free, printable invitation
- Sample game materials
- Direct your guests here - the corresponding invitation site at 'Your Mystery Party'
Late one foggy night on the open sea, the helmsman of the ominous pirate ship, The Black Cloud, steered the ship into a large rock by mistake. Jolly Flintlocker estimated the repairs to take at least eight months.
Soon after this disaster occurred, Cap’n Swashbuckler received word that Captain Bluebeard of the S.S. Treasure Hunter was growing tired of the open sea and planned to join the dreaded landlubbers. Captain Bluebeard posed a challenge to all pirate crews of the open seas with looting, plundering, and treasure-seeking experience to prove their worthiness of his ship by solving his seven pirate mysteries. Cap’n Bluebeard announced that the first pirate crew to solve the mysteries aboard his vessel would earn all rights to the ship – and the legendary treasures hidden within.
If you wish to host this (or any other) game for profit, you will need a commercial license or provide us with your 501C number for a charity fundraiser - click here.
- Minimum age:
- 7 years (10 years is the recommended maximum age)
- Difficulty rating:
- Kids - Easy Breezy, 2/10
- Gender of character roles:
- Co-ed or All Male
- Number of players in the main game:
- 7-10 players
- Expansion pack(s):
- Not at this time
- Expandable team players:
- Date of publication:
- May 2018
Adapted for Library Program
I adapted the library program for a group of 26 tweens (kids aged 9-12). They needed some extra support, such as sharing the clues after each round, but I'm happy to say many were able to solve the puzzles! I also had teen volunteers act out the pirate parts, and they loved it. All around it was a great program and we all had a good time.
Great game for a bunch of 8 year old boys!
They had a blast. I created my own invitations by scrolling a piece of parchment in a bottle with some sand. I closed it with a cork and tied some jute around the neck. The boys loved it! We played all side activities and it took about 3 hours, stopping for pirate pizza. All in all - we'd do it over and the boys are asking for the next. Instructions easy to follow - you'll have to cut out some stuff and prepare a scavenger hunt, but it was pretty easy.