We are a UK based company which began trading in 2007.
Since then we’ve won Theo Paphitis #SBS; #Queenof; come second place in Mumpreneur 2012 best interactive category, been shortlisted by Richard Branson’s #Pitchtorich competition in 2015, were named as Small Business 100 in 2016 and exhibited at 10 Downing Street and Emma and Jo have both been nominated as two of the region’s 100 inspiring women.
Our aim has always been to provide our customers with:
Excellent value for money.
Clear content ratings.
Exceptional customer service.
ABOUT OUR GAMES
We stock a huge range of small group dinner party games and the widest selection of large group murder mystery games you will find anywhere on the internet.
All our murder mystery games have to pass a stringent quality control. This means you can be sure that our games all play in a similar way and that they are all of excellent quality.
All our murder mystery games are rated according to ESRB guidelines. This means that you know what is in your game. There will be no sudden content surprises, or if you prefer no “Oh no! I wish I hadn’t given the X-rated role to my boss/teenage daughter” moments. Our ratings explained
Even with our downloadable murder mystery games the host can play too as we provide an MP3 file as well as a character booklet for the inspector. This also means you have the option with all games to add in another guest as the host can become the inspector if they prefer and use the script provided. Also having the script means you can still play even if you have a powercut or don’t have access to a CD player (e.g. when camping).
ABOUT OUR CUSTOMER SERVICE
We pride ourselves on our excellent customer service. If you have a question, we have the answers.
Our customer service doesn’t stop with a sale. We are available for help and support every step of the way, and we don’t care how “stupid” you feel your question may be. Just ask! Our service is personal. You won’t get a “stock” response.
New videos are being released every few months to help explain our games more fully, and we also have a frequently asked questions section, where you’ll find most of the regular questions are answered.
To keep in touch with our latest developments read our on-line blog. You will find it here: Our Blog
Find out from us how you can be the “host with the most”. All our murder mystery games come with a no fun = no fee money back guarantee. Click here for details
Got a question? Then visit our Frequently asked questions or Email us directly.
If you didn’t enjoy yourself, drop us a line and we’ll simply refund your purchase.
WHY THE NAME?
We selected the name for three reasons:
Firstly Red Herring is a term commonly associated with murder mysteries and our games have red herrings galore!
Secondly, the company was founded by 3 Christians and we all quite fancied the idea of getting the Icthus or fish symbol involved.
And finally, we are based in Grimsby, a town long associated with fishing, and one which still houses the largest UK fish market!
EVER WONDERED WHERE THE TERM “RED HERRING” CAME FROM?
Strangely it actually originated with fox hunting in 18th or 19th centuries in the UK.
Back then, fish was preserved by smoking or salting. Smoked herring had a particularly strong odour and went a kind of reddish colour. In order to confuse the scent of the fox, hunt protesters (yes they were around even then) used to drag a smoked herring over the land to lead the hounds away from a foxes trail – the hounds followed the trail of the fish, and hence were distracted by a “Red Herring”.
NEED SOMETHING SPECIAL?
At Red Herring Games we can provide a death to order by customising an existing game in our catalogue or writing a bespoke murder mystery game just for you.
We can customise a game to make it extra special for your guests, and we will help you if you want to make simple modifications e.g. changing the name of the mystery or add a different photograph for a small fee