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Christmas Lies (16–32) 12+

Author: Murder Mystery Games  Date: 05 December 2021

Christmas Lies – a present-day murder mystery party game with a Christmas-movie setting for 16 to 32 guests.

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Christmas Lies – a present-day murder mystery party game with a Christmas-movie setting for 16 to 32 guests.

Recommended for ages 12+
Costs US$49.99
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Christmas Lies is a dinner party murder mystery game for 16 to 32 guests and one or two hosts – download the free introductory pdf file.

As a special holiday treat, we now have a Christmas version of our ever-popular Hollywood Lies game

Join us in a thrilling evening of murder, blackmail, and movies. You will be in the middle of the action and it will be up to you to wheel and deal with the other guests. Can you achieve your goals, keep your secrets hidden and survive Christmas Lies? It's up to you.

Christmas Lies

It's award night and Tom Speed's latest film, Christmas Confidential, has just swept the board and garnered four Santas – for Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Director and Best Screenplay. Sadly, Tom Speed's award for Best Actor was accepted posthumously by his friend, Hayden Vicars, as Tom was killed in a driving accident late last night.

Despite this note of sadness, celebrations are in full swing at the Christmas Confidential post-award party. Deals are being cut for future productions and everyone is having a good time enjoying the atmosphere and mingling with Hollywood's movers and shakers.

Is there anything suspicious about Tom Speed's death? Who will win next year's Santas? Find out at Christmas Lies.

Christmas Lies lasts for about four hours and is suited to an evening. It is often played over a meal – a finger buffet if possible to allow guests to circulate and talk in private.

The free introductory pdf file contains an introduction to the game and a cast list of all the characters – plus details of how to buy the game.

Important note: Christmas Lies is an alternative version of one of our other games, Hollywood Lies. The characters and the plots are the same, so if your guests have previously played Hollywood Lies, they'll know the secrets of Christmas Lies too! The difference is that Christmas Lies is written specifically for a holiday-season party, while Hollywood Lies is suitable for any time of year.

These are the characters in Christmas Lies:

All the characters are of neutral gender, so they can be played by any mix of guests as required.

How Freeform Games Murder Mysteries Work

Christmas Lies is unlike many murder mystery games. Although the game starts with a murder, most of the characters have more important things to do than to investigate it. And the killing may not be over – it is unlikely that everyone will survive the remainder of the evening!

Christmas Lies is played just like a murder mystery game. You may be trying to solve the murder, but primarily you are (initially at least) concentrating on your own goals and objectives. Unlike most boxed murder mystery games, Christmas Lies lets you decide how to achieve your goals and thwart your enemies.

On the evening of the game the guests are met by the organizer, the Master (or Mistress) of Ceremonies. They then receive their detailed backgrounds - including dark secrets, objectives and money. The players can form alliances, blackmail each other, steal items and even try to make the best movie for next year. Along the way they may solve some of Christmas Lies's mysteries. What is the Post-Modern Freeform Movement up to? Who will get tickets to the charity ball? What really happened on the set of Snow Business? Which script will be made into a movie? And of course, how did Tom Speed die? Finally, the game concludes and everyone finds out how they did, and what secrets everyone else was concealing.

Extra characters

Sometimes you have too many guests and you need more characters. So we've written a free extra character for each of our games that you can add in, and some of our customers have created their own characters for their parties and are kindly willing to share them.

Please note that we haven't always tested these – and they may not tie in exactly with our games.

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