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The Strange Case of The Disappearing Presents
4 girls and 4 boys are suspects
Up to 25 can play!
8-12 years old

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4 girls and 4 boys are suspects - up to 25 can play!
Ages 8-12

The Strange Case of The Disappearing Presents, another Christmas mystery game, will be the hit of your holiday kids party. You'll enjoy the heart-warming solution to the case as your young investigators learn a valuable lesson about what's really important in life.

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 it’s 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.

One of these suspects (standard names) took the presents:
(you can change these standard names when you personalize the mystery)

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

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REMEMBER:  You will be able to create and download your personalized mystery party kit AFTER you have completed your purchase. Under MY Orders, you will be able to link to the customization page and complete your mystery.  You will then view/download/save your PDF file immediately.

A Personalized Mystery Kit ($39.95) allows you to use your names and locations to create a one-of-a-kind mystery experience for your party.

Our Standard Mystery Kit ($27.97) is our base story with the names and locations in the mystery are provided and are not changeable.

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REMEMBER: These mystery party games are PDF DOWNLOADS. You'll have them within minutes after your credit card is processed. You won't have to wait for a kit to arrive in the mail and you'll be able to start planning your kids mystery party