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Christmas Reunion with Death – a present-day murder mystery party game with a Christmas high-school reunion setting for 6 to 9 people using video chat

Christmas Reunion with Death – a murder mystery game from Freeform Games

Recommended for ages 18+
Costs US$29.99
Written by Mo Holkar

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Christmas Reunion with Death is a dinner party murder mystery game for 6 to 9 people including a host – download the free introductory pdf file.

ONLINE VIDEO CHAT GAME! – this brand new murder mystery game has been specially designed to be played online by video chat, by people who are not in the same location. And the host can play too! Be one of the first to have a Christmas Reunion with Death!

Join us in an online evening of high-school grudges, present-day rivalries, and Christmas murder 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 Reunion with Death? It's up to you.

Christmas Reunion with Death

It's Christmas, in smallish-town America – and Holborrow High is staging its 15-year school reunion. Former students are gathering in the town's main hotel, ahead of the big festive party tonight. But one of them, former prom queen Mikolette Lukanis, has been found murdered!

Everyone is being kept under lockdown in their individual hotel rooms, pending a full police investigation. High-school rivalries will re-emerge, old grudges and secrets will surface: along with a heady mix of present-day envy, betrayal, and holiday-season lust.

Restock the minibar with eggnog, put on your complementary terrycloth slippers and your Santa hat, hang out the 'Do Not Disturb' sign, and join the alumni of Holborrow High as they prepare for their Christmas Reunion with Death!

Read the
Holborrow Courier-Bugle

Christmas Reunion with Death lasts for three to four hours and is suited to an evening. It has been written to be played online using video chat – such as Google Hangouts, Skype, Discord, Zoom or similar.

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

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

These are the characters in Christmas Reunion with Death:

  • Charles Masinga – Former high-school-band member, now a professional musician
  • Damian Lukanis – Former chess club captain, married to Mikolette Lukanis, now an architect
  • Elizabeth Rondel – Former library monitor, now a police officer
  • Frieda Gilbert – Former 'nice girl', now a beautician
  • Jay Fitzgerald – Dropped out of high school, now a software developer
  • Ross Tallowah – Former swim team star, now runs a café
  • Rowan Silverberg – Former grade-A student, inherited money and now a dilettante
  • Suzanne Cardigan – Former goth outsider, now a journalist
  • Taylor Michaels – Former science whiz, now cares for elderly parents
Number of
guests
Male
characters
Female
characters
Ungendered
characters
6 2 2 2
7 2 2 3
8 3 3 2
9 3 3 3

How Freeform Games Murder Mysteries Work

Christmas Reunion with Death 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.

Christmas Reunion with Death 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 Reunion with Death lets you decide how to achieve your goals and thwart your enemies.

On the evening of the game the guests are met in an online chat group by the organizer, the Hotel Manager, and welcomed to the Sturner Palace Hotel. They each have their detailed backgrounds – including dark secrets and personal objectives. The fun then begins as they form alliances, blackmail each other, lie, cheat, and deceive! Along the way they may uncover some of the mysteries of Reunion with Death. Who is secretly a drug kingpin? How fifteen years ago, did high-school girl Marcie Matthews die? What whill be the fate of local radio station KHOL? And, of course, who is the murderer or Mikolette Lukanis? Depending on what the players choose to do, there are several different possible endings, but finally everyone finds out how they did, and what secrets everyone else was concealing.

And the host can play too! Unlike most of our other games, the host can also play a character in Christmas Reunion with Death. We've provided a version of the game that means that the host can play – just be careful not to read the files before you start playing. (And if you want to host the game without playing a character, you can do that as well.)

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.

IMPORTANT – if you've bought the game, you can download the files for these characters from the download page where you got your main game files. Contact us if you need the link and password to get back to that page.

  • Parker Biggins – tobacco shop owner from a nearby town (Any)
    (by John Mulheren)

Purchasing Christmas Reunion with Death

Christmas Reunion with Death costs US $29.99. You can buy it from anywhere in the world. The price will be converted back into your own currency for you, at today's exchange rate.

IMPORTANT: please be aware that you are buying a game to download from our website, not a boxed game that we will send you in the mail.

Buy Christmas Reunion with Death for $29.99
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