Christmas Murder Mystery Game for Kids – Spy Party – Secret Agent Codes – Escape Room – Printable Party Props - Christmas Party Game or gift
Wow your crowd with a Christmas CSI Murder Mystery – Spy Party Game for kids (and adults too)! The Santa's Naughty List printable puzzle detective game is a winning combination of puzzles, scavenger hunts, escape rooms, and clues! Transform your house into an unforgettable mystery spy party & code-breaking adventure for kids on Christmas Eve!
This printable escape room style game is a great way to entertain the kids, host a Christmas party, or host a fun holiday party game for the kids. Secret agents can decode codes and ciphers alone or with a large group with this F-U-N crime scene investigation. Perfect for parents looking for ways to entertain the kids on Christmas Eve. Makes a unique Christmas gift for kids too!
And don’t worry---there’s no murder involved! Really, it should be called a CSI Mystery (without) Murder.
Looking for a unique way to entertain the kids or teenagers prior to Christmas? Need a party printable to boost the mood and help Santa find his Naughty List? Thinking of a kid friendly detective mystery game for family game night? Seeking a fun murder mystery for the kids to do on a rainy day? Looking for escape room style puzzles? Maybe you’re hosting a sleepover and are looking for last-minute plans…I’ve got you covered!
A “Top Secret Case File” is read and your “lead detectives” have less than an hour to solve the case. Kids will seek out puzzle clues and decode the answers to eliminate suspects. The best part…it’s print and go! The only thing you have to do is hide the puzzles! The harder the puzzle clues are to find, the more fun the kids have!
Oh, and before I forget…there’s also party props included to make it feel like a “crime scene” and signs to hold up at the end when the CSI mystery is solved!
WHAT’S INCLUDED IN THE INSTANT DOWNLOAD?
🔎 PDF game guide (8.5 x 11)
🔎 18 puzzles clues
🔎 Case file dossier (recording sheet)
🔎 Set up instructions
🔎 Frequently asked questions
🔎 Coupon code for future purchases
🔎 Party props and signs
🧩 Gameplay: 45+ minutes (depending on age and group numbers)
🧩 Ages: 8+ (younger kids can play with the help of an adult or older kid)
🧩 Number of players: As many as you want!
Everything you need for your printable kids murder mystery game is included in your download. The digital download will be in your email within minutes after purchase!
***No physical item will be shipped*** ***Personal Use Only***
How long does this activity take to complete?
It really depends on a lot of things. Estimated completion time is 45+ minutes but it’s based on the kids’ puzzle skills, how hard the puzzle is to find, and age. Younger kids may need help with decoding the puzzles. We recommend ages 8+.
How many kids can play at once?
Kids can play individually, with friends, or in large groups. There really is no limit to the number of players.
What if the kids get stuck on one of the puzzles?
First off, let them think for a bit! This is where critical thinking skills come in. There are 6 types of puzzles, each one being used 3 times. If they get stuck, hint cards have been included to guide them and provide examples. This is meant to be a challenge!
Where do kids start?
Kids can complete the puzzles in ANY order! They may also begin in any location of your house. You will start by reading the “Case File” and going over the directions.
How do kids know if their answers are correct?
There is an answer key provided in the PDF. Also, any scratch paper can be used if they need more room to decode the answers.
How do I set up the detective game?
To set up the murder mystery escape room, you simply need to print and play! It’s that easy! Everything you need is included in your download. You don’t need any locks, envelopes, or special equipment. To extend the game experience, you can hide the puzzle cards around the house or room like a scavenger hunt. Fun hiding spots: under the coffee table, behind a door, hanging on shower wall, in a dresser, etc. The harder they are to find, the more fun the kids have! If you prefer to just spread the clues out on the kitchen table, that works too!
Do I need locks, envelopes, or special equipment?
NOT AT ALL! This was created to make your life easier! Perfect for last-minute party planners! There are no fancy envelopes to stuff or odd shapes to cut out. All you will need to do is to print these documents, hide them, and begin!
How are Think Tank Murder Mysteries different than others?
First of all, ours are kid friendly and we never use ‘murder’ as the crime. Secondly, our escape rooms + scavenger hunts detective games are unlike any others! What sets us apart is the element of PUZZLE decoding! Other products simply give clues, there’s no “solving” or “decoding”. We think our puzzles add an extra layer of fun for all! It also ensures the game lasts a little longer, so you feel confident in your purchase.
Do I have to print out the game materials for every single kid?
Nope, not at all! Unlike other games on Etsy, ours is the ONLY ONE where you only have to print out the answer sheet/notes sheet for each kid or group. Just one set of the actual Game Puzzles is all you need!
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