Bespoke event

We have a “can do” attitude when it comes to bespoke events

We have a team of writers in-house who can research and create a bespoke event just for you.

So if you are looking to really showcase your facilities, include something historic about your venue, add some funny anecdotes from family personalities or work colleagues or generally have a game that’s more tailored to your guests – then we can do it.

If you need an event that runs slightly differently, that doesn’t include meal breaks, or that needs some team building options or a slight change of format to work without tables and as something more free flowing – then again – we can do it.

We realise that not every event slots neatly into “boxes”.  This is why we offer a variety of different formats of “off the shelf” events, as well as a tailoring service.


The sorts of things we’ve been asked to do before include:

Incorporating a hands-on CSI workshops into a plot for a team building day

Bespoke writing a game involving local venue history and setting it within a particular environment

Creating an interactive murder mystery game playable on the internet

Creating a game that will work as a team building function played as a conference call

Writing a game that includes all the characters within the office, their backgrounds and personalities

Creating a hen party that includes all the Bride-to-be’s worst bodily habits

White labelling events

Translating events into other languages

Increasing cast sizes to include some guest roles

Tailoring a dinner party style team building game to the right ratios of male to female in the workplace

Creating a team building event on a tight budget

Creating a “launch” murder mystery event for a new DVD release.

Creating a 20 minute mini-mystery for a educational awards ceremony.


Sometimes we can achieve a bespoke event with minimal cost.  All our games are created in-house with a team of authors.  We own the copyright and have the technical skills and expertise to pull them apart and create something different.

Sometimes it’s a case of writing something entirely from scratch.

If you need something non-standard – just drop us a line for a free quote and help.

Whatever you need – be assured, we can do it!


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This event is rated Teen
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Bespoke events are written to order. As they usually include a "murder " they are rated TEEN.
However we can create "mystery only" games as required.
The content ratings of any event are discussed with you for any bespoke project to ensure we don't mention anything you don't want including.


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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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