Need something personalised?

As all our games are created in-house, we are able to customise, tweak or write games entirely from scratch.

If you are looking for something special, need a particular photograph adding to a kit, or would like us to add in a specific plot line or character, we can do it.

Customisation takes time, but it may not be as costly as you think – so why not find out more?

Need help?

If you aren’t sure what you’re looking for – just get in touch with us – we understand all our games inside and out, and will definitely be able to help! At Red Herring Games we like to make party planning as easy as possible, and while the murder mystery game plots might be difficult to solve, the games are very easy to host and run.

With each game we provide detailed instructions, there are invitations, character booklets (or scripts if you opt for a large group event), and ideas to make the most of your chosen theme.  We even include recipe suggestions. If you want a murder mystery evening that will give your friends (or guests) the most fun they’ve had in years – then you can rest assured, we have what you’re looking for.

Murder mystery games designed especially for you

We are here to help you plan the perfect murder mystery evening. We write, design and create award winning murder mystery games in-house making us the ideal choice to help you with your murder mystery party planning. If you’re looking to be the host with the most, then we are the ones who can help you achieve your aim.

Each of our dinner party kits has been carefully crafted to involve all the guests, so there are never any spare parts at the party.  Each game is available as a downloadable kit, which means instant delivery to allow speedy party preparation – but if you don’t like computers or printers – we also offer a printed kit service, where we will box up the kit you choose and send it directly to your door.


We know each event is unique.  We don’t just work with big organisations, we regularly work with small family bookings.

We are here for you every step of the way.  If it’s your first time hosting – we are friendly and easy to contact.

We want to make your event a success whatever it’s size or shape.  With a range of scripts to suit, as well as the ability to custom write, you can be sure of a quality evening tailored to your needs.

Consistent excellence!

We regularly provide event services throughout the UK and can (and have) managed events internationally as well.

If you need consistent quality of events in your hotel chain – then we are uniquely placed to provide exactly that!

With a range of scripts and a pool of actors to choose from, we can ensure your event goes with a “BANG” whatever it’s location!

Unique Events

Different events need different styles of murder mystery evening.  We aren’t a “one size fits all” company and as a result we have a range of formats to suit your party, or can produce something unique for your event.

We’ve worked with big multi-national corporations and small intimate family parties.  If you have a murder mystery question – we have the answers.  Just call us for help and support.

We can support you with as much, or as little as you want.  Creating the event you need for your occasion.


All aboard for… writing! https://t.co/RxQaDtCLJm
Ever wanted to write your own murder mystery game? or book? Why not book onto our writers retreat in October : https://t.co/eIn1L9sKnX
@FoodieEmma @merialc We can help with the writing if you need us to - but it's cheaper to modify an existing one, o… https://t.co/dKkwB2gOpL
@NotesUnnoticed That's easily done. how about playing this: https://t.co/EHvFaJxuFf and then watching the new film?
@_Killionaire No time like the present! If you need help - we have over 100 themes to choose from on our website https://t.co/vKDCl86fhm
@sardonicbun Why do you think we got into it... might as well start as you mean to go on!!
I think I have a micro black hole following me about. That's the second small thing I've lost this week without moving....
How you can help solve a murder on a cruise from Hull to Amsterdam https://t.co/G9NShSw4eY
@NandaIee It depends on what you like and your guests We have over 100 themes all of which work for 6+ and some we… https://t.co/aJbcnj6C3n
@delicatejaesung I'll admit i had to look it up!! Took Google a while to bring up anything other than the national childbirth trust.

Flexible and fun!

We contacted Red-Herring-Games for a party for a special occasion. Why going to restaurants to eat is the preferred activity to mark milestones is beyond me and my friends.   The choice of mystery was obvious, looking at the options from New Zealand on the web Red Herring stuck out from the international options.  A quick look at the site and games showed subtlety as well a range of choices.  The numbers you could have for each evening was important,  Red Herring had scaling options a good range of scenarios but most importantly were Jo and team being flexible, responsive and helpful.

Rachel McWilliam, Arts Development Officer, Lincs Inspire

Thank you Red Herring Games for the marvellous 'Murder!  Cargo Connections?' event that you organised for us as part of Museums at Night at the Fishing Heritage Centre in Grimsby. The whole evening went so well and was brilliant fun.  I know from all the feedback that our visitors had a fantastic time. It was really good working with you and I have no doubt that we will do again in the not too distant future.  

A. Nonymous (council employee)

I would like to thank you and your colleague for helping contribute towards our successful conference last month.  Everyone really seemed to enjoy the evening and it was rewarding that so many delegates were able to participate in addition to the main "Actors".  Our conference evaluation froms included the following comments:
  • "Enjoyed the evening entertainment!"
  • The evening entertainment was great and the confusion made it great fun!"
With thanks and best wishes.

Sarah Spencer (Cleethorpes Chronicle)

I had no idea what to expect before purchasing a ticket for Old, New, Borrowed, Blue, which was being staged at a nearby hotel, and feared it might involve taking part in some way. However thankfully for me no acting was necessary, just some amateur sleuthing. "Wedding guests" of which I was one, were called upon to move from room to room in the hotel in groups, questioning a number of possible murderers with the aim of solving the mystery of the dead bridegroom. The interviewees were really fun characters and gave us all some good laughs. Of course they all had motives and it was a case of identifying the shiftiest. The wedding theme was particularly good, as it fitted well with the venue, the buffet that was part of the evening (with a wedding cake in the middle) and the fact that everyone had been able to dress up to fit in without going to the trouble of fancy dress. I didn't think I had enough "evidence" to actually accuse anyone but later regretted not even writing down my first guess as it wouldn't have been too far off the mark. The evening was great fun and everyone seemed to enjoy it and take part. I would definitely recommend Old, New, Borrowed, Blue as good for getting even reluctant or first-time mystery party-goers involved.  

Alan Young (Personal Touch Mortgages)

What a cracking nights entertainment! We don't get out much nowadays with 2 kids and this was exactly what we were looking for in a good night out. Lots of fun with tongue firmly in cheek and everyone kept guessing whodunnit right to the very end. Would definitely attend another!!!!!  


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