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Solve a mystery by reading six printable witness statements and four coded messages! With just these clues, can you solve the Case of the Deadly Death Day Party?The family of "Wicked Wilbur" Warrington has gathered at his gothic mansion to celebrate his 100th birthday, but could a series of dangerous mishaps be merely coincidence, or clandestine attempts on his life? Throughout the party, Wilbur narrowly escapes being poisoned, impaled, pushed down a flight of stairs and set upon by a swarm of killer bees. Oddly, after all the excitement had died down and Wilbur is sitting quietly looking over his gifts, he suddenly drops dead of no apparent cause.Download a series of letters, witness statements and mysterious coded messages, then challenge yourself and/or your friends to work together to find the means, method and motive of the killer. Includes six letters, four cryptic party invitations, and a mysterious scrap of paper found while cleaning up after the party. Solution package includes decoded messages and a final letter from the Chief Inspector on the case explaining the answers to the mystery.This engaging, hands-on activity is great as an individual challenge, a cooperative puzzle for friends or adult/child pairs to solve together, a fun book club activity, and even a unique classroom activity. Letters and clues can be printed or viewed online, and can be read silently or out loud in character.-----------------------------------------------------------------** This is a puzzle, not a mystery party game **-----------------------------------------------------------------This game is meant to be READ as opposed to PLAYED. For complete murder mystery party kits, including character biographies, invitations, video clues and host instructions, please see our other listings for Murder at Pendleton Manor and The Last Curtain Call. Your package includes eleven printable letters, which you may read to yourself to solve, or print out and pass around to a group to read and discuss. You can even mail these letters individually to a friend, child or grandchild as a fun challenge. This game is appropriate for players aged 12 and up. -----------------------------------------------------------------The initial download includes a PDF with a link to a Google Drive, where the rest of the documents can be found. Be sure to sort the files by "Name" and "A-Z" when you view them in the Drive.NOTE: I recommend that teachers who want to use this mystery in class should try to solve the mystery on their own first, before presenting it to their students. This way, you can customize hints for your class, based on their age and skill level.
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Courtney Jewart Apr 28, 2023
Courtney Jewart Apr 1, 2023
Bought this for my 11 year old daughters murder mystery bday party and it was a huge hit! The directions were very clear and the decoration and dining suggestions were on point. Highly recommend!
glynda Aug 26, 2022
We purchased this for my daughters 12 birthday party. It was a great time all the girls got a character and dressed to fit that character. We only had 7 girls and there are 10 characters. All need to be read to get all of the clues, so my husband and I played along. The mystery was good, videos worked great and was easy to understand. If you read all the instructions before hand and are prepared you will enjoy this murder mystery. My only complaint was that the subject matter was a little to adult for the 11/12yr old girls in my opinion. This didn't stop us from enjoying the game though and I would definitely do again or recommend for teens or adults. It also did take us the full 3 hours to complete which we expected as advertised.
emily w Apr 12, 2023
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