MI4 ¾: The Party Palaver

Welcome to the junior and highly secretive division of MI5, known within Her Majesty’s government as MI4 ¾.

Each year MI4 ¾’s recruits children between the ages of 7 and 10 to uncover some of the worst criminals known to man: namely those who infiltrate children’s parties and steal the presents!

Today it’s your turn to join MI4 ¾ and learn the ropes of crime scene investigation in a highly secretive training operation running at a party near you!

extra items needed to play this game:

  • fingerprint ink
  • magnifying glass
  • pens
  • pencils
  • stamp
  • paper
  • chunky wax crayons
  • spare boots/shoe soles
  • rulers
  • tape measure
  • calculator
  • lipstick
  • latex gloves

From: £24.99

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This Game is Rated:


This game contains:

Contains content that may be suitable for persons ages 6 and older.

What is included?

Example pre-printed boxed set

  • Instruction booklet – including ideas for extending the party and themed games

  • Invitations and envelopes x 14

  • Game cards / printing (this varies between games)

  • Money off voucher towards next purchase (printed inside the instructions)



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How it works:

Never run a Themed Mystery Party before? Then don’t panic!

Hosting a themed mystery party isn’t too time consuming, and with ample preparation and help of a few adults prepared to act the part it is really quite simple and great fun!

This game does not require the children to play a part. Instead they work as a group to try and solve the mystery presented to them by the hosting adult through a series of games.

There is no murder involved – just a mystery, in this case a the party bags have been stolen!

To run this game you need a minimum of 5 adults. One will play the host (male or female ) and the other four are required to over see the workstations – these adults need no prior briefing and can be the parents of the children at the party. Rote learning of scripts is not required.

This game has been designed to run in a large venue with 4 work stations. The game requires a lot of advance planning and will need several key props, most of which are easily obtainable within the domestic setting, as well as magnifying glasses and fingerprint ink.

Each “download and print at home” kit is provided as a zip file containing a set of PDF files for you to print at home.

Each game requires use of a printer and A4 paper (approx. 80 sheets for a children’s kit), and envelopes so you can send out your invitations.  It is expected you’ll create your own props as needed by the games (these aren’t complicated) and make amendments to printed elements to personalize them to your party.

When you order the game you’ll be sent a link to download the files you need.  The file will be a zip file.  This can be opened with a zip compatible program on your computer.  If you struggle to open zip files – we can email you the game directly over several emails instead – just contact us after purchase to arrange this.

We usually recommend purchasing a downloadable copy of the children’s mystery kits – if you decide you’d rather have us print a copy for you – you can ring up and upgrade to a printed set.

You will download the following files:

  • How to use this game
  • Instructions for running the murder mystery
  • Workstation information
  • Ideas for decoration / activities.
  • Invitations
  • Recipe suggestions
  • Money off voucher towards next purchase

This is the easiest way to play.  Everything you need will arrive in a box, pre-printed, directly to your door.

You will receive through the post:

  • Instruction booklet includes all the mystery games, recipe suggestions, theming ideas and extra party games.
  • Invitations and envelopes x 15
  • Workstation information in envelopes ready to use.
  • Money off voucher towards next purchase (printed inside the instruction booklet)

We always ship within 24 hours meaning orders arrive as quickly as possible.

As each game is printed on demand, we can also provide a customisation service on any order.  See details further down the page on what we can do to tailor this game to your party.