Kids Christmas Mystery Party Game 
(10 - 13 years old)

4 boys and 4 girls are suspects - up to 25 can play

The people of Spruce Valley were nervous. Two days of heavy snow had kept everybody inside their houses, as well as cutting off the town from the outside world. Nobody wanted a third snow day to spoil preparations for the Christmas celebration. Happily, the weather broke early on Christmas Eve morning, and snowplows began clearing the town's streets even though the roads into and out of town were still clogged with snow.

People went about their business. There was much to catch up on! The festivities were to take place in the town square with its huge Christmas tree. Every year, Hamley-Schwarz, the largest toy shop in town, wraps 100 presents and arranges them beneath the tree. After carols and Christmas cookies, the much-loved Mayor Bailey, dresses as Santa and arrives on a sleigh, then hands out the presents to the town's children.

By six o'clock everything was ready, and a soft snowfall welcomed the townsfolk to the beautifully decorated square. The town clock chimed six times, and the music began.

But behind the scenes is panic. Christine Cringle, the person in charge of the presents, has discovered that all of the presents have vanished! Only a small group of people knows about the theft, and itís hoped that the case can be solved without having to cancel everything.

Everybody is a suspect, and Christine has asked a group of trustworthy citizens to quietly investigate the incident. Mayor Bailey is due to arrive at 7:30 and nobody wants to let him down.

How could this have happened? Who would be so cruel as to steal the children's presents on Christmas Eve? It's up to you to solve the mystery and save the Christmas celebration.

"This is the third mystery we have done and the kids really enjoy them. I have been recommending them to others." Merryn, Sydney, Australia


One of these suspects took the presents:

BELLA CHIMIN & CHRISTINE CRINGLE, Mayor Bailey's Assistants - One of them will be promoted to be the Mayor's chief aide. Would they try to sabotage each other's chances? 

TANNY BAUM, Electrician and Handyman - He decorates the tree and prepares the fountain. Some people say he's in need of money. What would he do to get it?

PINEY NEEDLES, Security Guard - How could the presents have been stolen if Piney was really doing his job?

CARRIE ATOON, Choir Director - At the last minute, her children's choir was asked to add music to the Christmas Eve performance. How could she find the time to rehearse the extra pieces?

FELIX NAVIDAD & HOLLY BERRY, Choir Members - If their favorite toys are given to someone else, how will they get what they want for Christmas?

EBENEZER CREAKY, Toy Store Owner - He just bought the toy store and doesn't like the tradition of giving away so many presents. How could his store make any money?

 Kid's Costumes - Great for Halloween!


Frequently Asked Questions ...

How many kids can participate in this mystery?

From 8 to 25 children can comfortably participate in the investigation. 

Does everyone have a role?

The plot includes eight suspects. They are the only ones with assigned roles. Everyone else becomes an investigator who figures out the details of the missing presents. Since the guilty party doesn't know who did it, all of the kids can attempt to solve the case.

What will I get when I order the mystery?

You'll get everything you need to conduct the investigation, including:

Complete instructions on what to do to solve The Strange Case of the Disappearing Presents.

Roles for eight suspects that include information about who they are and why they might have committed the crime.

Support material, such as a map of the area around the fountain, that will help the kids investigate the incident.

"The Solution" that is revealed at the end of the investigation and ties the event together. Remember: The kids will have to ask a lot of questions to identify the guilty party.

How much will I pay for this exclusive kids mystery party game?

The total cost is only $27.97 - AND you'll be able to download the entire mystery as soon as your credit card is processed. You'll have a kids mystery party that will keep them talking for the entire holiday season.   

Click on the Christmas tree to order the mystery NOW! What are you waiting for?


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