If you’re looking for something low cost to do this half term, or if you’re an out of school club or child minder looking to amuse a group of primary schoolers – then we have exactly what you need!
We’ve developed a selection of children’s mystery parties over the last few years which bring together all the fun of solving a mystery, without any of the dubious content or adult themes usually present in the more serious dinner party games.
Each game is designed to be played by a group of youngsters and is pitched at the 7-10 year range, though younger children will often enjoy playing along too with support.
Each kit provides not only the 6 mystery games needed to solve the case, with one puzzle leading onto the next in sequence to reveal the whole plot, but also a wealth of other ideas for extra games and crafts associated with the plot to create what could be a day’s entertainment for a group of children.
Many children enjoy getting involved in the planning stages too – and some out of school clubs have based whole weeks around one of our mystery games with themed activities going on throughout the week in the run up to the actual mystery game finale.
One out of school club reviewed “A Superhero Mystery” for us saying:
This game was used in an Out of School Club during the summer holidays. The children thoroughly enjoyed taking part in solving the mysteries, untangling webs, figuring out the codes and of course rescuing Superman’s pants! The staff enjoyed it too, it was great because we were able to adapt it to suit the amount of children who attended on that day and were able to make it last for the majority of the day.
Thank you to Red Herring Games, we can’t wait for the next one!
And another parent said this about our “Spy kids” game:
We held this party on Saturday 9th May 2009 for my Daughter’s 10th Birthday. 5 of her friends came dressed in a 007 theme and had great fun. The Party was extremely straight forward, and easy to do/adapt if need be (which I had to). In total with food, this Party runs for 3 hours of pure puzzle solving, clue finding, secret agent fun. Highly recommend to any Mum thinking of something different to do for a Birthday Party. Go on – try it!
With another parent saying this about “A Mediaeval Mystery”:
Her party is the talk of the school
We used this mystery for my daughter’s 6th birthday party. In total we had 11 children between 4 and 7 at the party. What can I say??? It was a roaring success! The parents of the children who came say their kids have not stopped talking about it yet, and my own daughter loved it so much she wants one EVERY year!!! (My 4 year old son has declared he wants one too…) Her party is the talk of the school and it looks like I’ll be coming back! Thanks!
They really aren’t all that hard to run, as we provide detailed instructions and guidance within the kit. The mystery games are simple to execute, and with at a standard party length of 2 hours, you rarely need to add in any extra tasks – though it’s handy to have one or two ideas up your sleeve.