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MURDER BEFORE CHRISTMAS

Ho, ho, ho! Bloody merry Christmas to everyone!
2,5-3 h |
15-28 |
Finnish

This Murder Mystery uses card mechanics

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Each guest gets their own character

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It's possible to eliminate or fight other guests

Card-based Murder Mystery with role characters for guests, includes possibility for violence

Christmas comes every year and so does Santa. The old guy in a red coat dives into the living room through the chimney, leaving the presents under the Christmas tree. The magic repeats itself year after year until this year, when Christmas Eve is only one night away and Saint Nick has disappeared completely! What happened to Santa and who delivers the gifts now? What will happen to the elves under the new management?

This Christmas the secrets of the Christmasland are revealed at last. Forget everything you thought you knew about Christmas, for Santa’s tracks lead deep into the jungles of Bengali. This is a Murder Mystery for the Pre-Christmas Season and it’s a completely over-the-top story, à la Tuoni Studios.

  • Each guest receives an invitation and a character by email

  • Tuoni Studios’ host is always present and acts as a guide to the program and its rules

  • Guests receive name tags, character sheets, and all the necessary cards and items on site

  • It is possible to fight or eliminate other characters

  • The duration is approx. 2,5-3 hours depenging on the number of guests and if there is a dinner served during the program

  • The program is currently available in Finnish only

 

THE CHARACTERS

 

The guest list naturally includes plenty of Christmasland residents, such as Mrs. Claus and elves with their labor unions. In addition, there are distinguished guests from the UN, show wrestlers from Mexico, a delegation from a dwarf state with a population of only 4, and a merry band of sailors to name a few. There’s also a rumor that the legendary Ghost Who Walks is going to attend the party...

 

DRESS CODE

Like the theme suggests, wearing red and as Christmas-like outfit as possible is a great choice. Depending on the character, an elf hat, a trench coat, a suit or a wrestler’s mask might also do the trick.

Dressing up for the Murder Mystery’s theme helps you immerse yourself in the story and we encourage such endeavors. Character sheets give some ideas of what the character might wear or look like. We want to emphasize that dressing up is not necessary, and the most important thing is to feel comfortable in whatever you choose to wear. What you can find from your own wardrobe is sufficient, but if you want to put in some extra effort, you might find what you need from costume rentals, flea markets, or party prop stores.

PROPS & ITEMS IN THE MURDER MYSTERY

This Murder Mystery uses cards (abilities, secrets, gossip, items) as props and keys to solving the case. When the program starts, Tuoni Studios’ host tells you how these cards work, and is present for the whole duration if you need any help with them later. Reading just one secret card seldom leads to any conclusions, so you’ll need more info from different cards and characters, and then start connecting the dots.

 

You’ll receive these cards at the start of the program, including any items your character might need.

VENUE AND EQUIPMENT

The venue should have enough seats for everyone in case of a dinner, and ample room to mingle. A dining hall, a cabinet in a restaurant, a sauna compartment or even your own office space work great. There is no need for a stage nor additinoal AV equipment. Christmas carols and the cheesiest Christmas hit songs are almost a must with this theme.

TIPS & TRICKS

  • Acting or memorizing lines are not required when taking part in a Murder Mystery. No one is forced to exit their comfort zone. However, by throwing yourself into the story and your own character, you get the most out of the program.

  • If you normally need glasses to read, we recommend bringing a pair.

  • Conveying information and co-operating with other characters are the key to success in a Murder Mystery. Try to find characters you can trust, ally with, and share information with.

  • Each character has their own agenda, so don’t trust everyone.

  • If you feel stuck, ask the Tuoni Studios’ host for help. They’ll give you more tips on how to advance with your personal goals or solving the case.

INFO AND REQUEST FOR A PRIVATE EVENT

WRITTEN BY

Peetu Maijala and Sami Villa


PRODUCTION 

Tuoni Studios Ltd.

Murder Before Christmas is an original story by Tuoni Studios. All rights reserved.

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