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Christmas Cruel

See if you can solve who killed Jacob Barley in this festive-themed murder mystery.

Group size
90-120 mins

Activity highlights

Uncover clues with a realistic evidence slideshow.
Hosted by two live actors to keep everyone on track.
A super fun Christmas-themed virtual event for work!

Event description

Who knew that the holiday season could play us some dirty tricks? Jacob Barley was found dead and only the masterminds on your team can solve this murder mystery.

Set in picture-postcard Victorian London where the snowy streets are filled with gas lamps, ragamuffins throwing snowballs, and carol singers. Everything seems merry and bright until the murderer strikes and turns a picturesque Christmas city into a crime scene. Can you bring back the holiday cheer by solving the murder mystery?

Find out who killed Jacob Barley and why along with the help of a detective played by a live actor. Participants will interrogate suspects, examine clues and collaborate to find the culprit. Could it be one of your team members or the carol singers?

How does it work:
Players will have access to a Zoom link on the day of the event. Six of your friends/colleagues are needed to play suspects. We encourage you to dress up as characters of the murder mystery. Don’t forget some pen and paper for notes as you gather some hints now and then!

Bring justice to Jacob Barley! But be quick, as you only have two hours to find the culprit before he strikes again!

What's included

  • Zoom link
  • Two live actors
  • Digital copy of all game materials

What you need

  • Computer or PC (phone)
  • Pen and paper (optional)
  • Costumes are welcome
  • Six of your friends to play suspects

Pricing and capacity


Cancellation policy

1. Tagvenue will make every effort to run the event as arranged, Tagvenue reserves the right to change or cancel the event by reason of unforeseen or unexpected events rendering the originally intended format impracticable. Should the event be cancelled, no fee shall be paid by the client except in wholly exceptional circumstances and wholly at the discretion of the client.

2. By the client. The event will be considered cancelled by us when the client, by written notification to Tagvenue (emails are accepted as confirmation):
2.1. Cancels or postpones the entire event.
2.2. Cancels or postpones any element of the event.

3. If an event is cancelled by the client Tagvenue shall have the right to impose a “cancellation charge” which shall be calculated as a percentage of the total price as detailed in the table below.

4. Timing of cancellation – percentage of total price:
4 weeks – 2 weeks prior to the event – 50%
Less than 2 weeks prior to the event – 100%


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