A Christmas Cracker Killing

No reviews yet | Write your Review
achristmascrackerkilling
-christmas-cracker-killing-6-player-1200pxw-christmas-cracker-killing-8-player-1200pxw-christmas-cracker-killing-10-player-1200pxw-christmas-cracker-killing-12-player-1200pxw

With Christmas fast approaching the local elite have made their way to Trimming Mansion, an imposing Edwardian building nestling in the trees at the edge of the village, for their yearly Christmas dinner party. This year the dinner party is tinged with sadness, as the billionaire bespoke cracker manufacturer Buster Kracker, in whose house they annually met, died in the autumn.

Fulfilling this final request his wife Paula has invited all the guests Buster wished to be present for the annual Christmas party, including the local Chief Inspector. Unfortunately it appears the Chief Inspector is not off duty this evening, as he has arrived with terrible news. Buster Kracker did not die of natural causes. He was murdered, and one of the guests here is responsible.

By buying this product you can collect up to 41 loyalty points, which will be worth £2.05 to spend on your next purchase.

Characters in the 6 player game:

Paula Kracker – Socialite and wife of the deceased.
Still trying to act as the perfect host despite her recent loss, Paula has an eye for fashion and has picked the most fabulous jewellery to make the most of her “mourning” black number.

Phil Stockins
– Columnist for International Geographical.
Eloquent and persuasive, Phil is a remarkable wordsmith who knows how to dress well for a dinner party and looks extremely dapper.

Gaye Garland – Interior Designer
With an eye for colour and texture, Gaye is pleasing on the eye and her accessories are exceptionally coordinated.

Rudolph Snose – Wine Merchant
Full of bon viveur as well as Beaujolais, Rudolph may have austere taste in clothing – but he really goes to town on his ties.

Holly Sprig – Race horse breeder
With refreshing country style, Holly has an attractive figure whatever she wears, but really brushes up well when invited out.

Frank Incense – Musical Conductor.
Used to wearing tails, Frank dresses incredibly formally for any dinner gathering – but looks extremely dashing because of it.

Additional characters in the 8 player game:

Candy Cane – Actress
Desirable and delectable in anything she wears, Candy looks almost good enough to eat.

Robin Redbreast – Retired MI6 operative.
Still suave and sophisticated, Robin just loves his electronic gadgets.

Additional Characters in the 10 player game:

Dee Coration – Wedding Planner
With a handbag that contains every conceivable item – Dee is a woman with means, and a fabulous sense of style.

Si Lentnite – Merchant Navy Captain.
With nautical bearing, Si Lentnite always ensures he looks ship-shape at any gathering.

Additional characters in the 12 player game:

Rita List
– Business Coach
Bright, enthusiastic and buzzing, Rita is energetic and snappily dressed, keen to engage anyone in conversation.

Evan Song
– Vet
Slightly homespun but well turned out, Evan is a novice at these social gatherings and slightly underdressed.

Never run a downloadable murder mystery before? Then don’t panic!There is no special acting required. Guests do not need to memorise any information, and everything they need to play their parts is provided to them in a handy printable booklet. The games are constructed so that everyone has to interact, and scripted dialogues are included to help break the ice and get everyone into character. Even total novices get into the swing of things quite quickly!

The game includes both sound files and a script for the inspector character who provides the setting, clues, and summaries for each round, as well as the final solution. This means as host you too can play and remain completely in the dark as to the culprit, or play the inspector yourself and invite an extra guest to the party!

Each downloadable dinner party game requires use of a printer, around 120 sheets of A4 paper (each character booklet is around 9 pages long), envelopes so you can send out your invitations, and either a laptop or MP3 player (e.g. an ipod) to play the inspector MP3s; OR a CD burner so you can burn the MP3s onto a CD to run in an ordinary CD player.

When you purchase this kit you will download the following files:

  • How to use this game
  • Instructions for running the murder mystery
  • Making the most of your theme- ideas for decoration / activities.
  • Invitations
  • Character Booklets (available in single sided printer and double sided printer format)
  • Scripted for the inspector character (available in single sided printer and double sided printer format)
  • Solution script for the inspector character (needed when printing from the single sided copy)
  • MP3 files for the inspector character (dialogue and solution)
  • Hints and tips
  • Recipe suggestions
  • Money off voucher towards next purchase

When you purchase this kit as a printed kit you will receive through the post:

  • Instruction booklet (includes hints and tips)
  • Invitations and envelopes for all the guests
  • Character booklets
  • CD of the inspector
  • Inspector booklet in a sealed envelope so you don’t find out the solution by accident!
  • Making the most of your theme and recipe suggestions booklets.
  • Money off voucher towards next purchase (printed inside the booklets)

We can customise this game.  However, sadly we do have to charge for this service as even minor customisations take between 1-2 hours to process in the office and we need to buy toilet roll and biscuits as much as the next person…

It’s hard to give “ball park” figures for what different customisations would cost however we’ve attempted to HERE.

Remember… if you just need 1 extra person, or 1 less person, why not add in the inspector as your extra guest.  The inspector can usually be male or female as the “for real” inspector can simply invent a new name for themselves.

Some hosts prefer to play the inspector role as it means they can work on the catering while the round plays out amongst their guests.

Reviews

There are no reviews yet.

Be the first to review “A Christmas Cracker Killing”

Purchase Options

Earn up to 41 Loyalty Points.

Clear
This game is rated Mature
This game contains:

Content that may be suitable for persons ages 17 and older.
Including:
Sexual Themes - Unhappy marriages and affairs discussed, also suspects are told to act attracted to each other.
A murder - violence suggested.
Alcohol Reference - Reference to alcoholic beverages.
Comic Mischief - Depictions or dialogue involving slapstick or suggestive humor.
Suggestive Themes - Mild provocative references or materials and sexual innuendo.
Illegitimate heir is revealed in the plot.

@RedHerringGames

RT @actingtheparty: Just a little excited about our news, lovely to be on this list! Great to meet other businesses too. @TheSmallAwards ht…
It's not just any charity event, this is a Marks & Spencer charity event. https://t.co/eV9fawfl9C
RT @actingtheparty: Very proud to announce that Acting the Party has been shortlisted for @TheSmallAwards under The Beat Goes On category @…
Busy day preparing to restock amazon usa again. Ordering in supplies, making devious plans etc etc
@Keri_Allan Computer games @Keri_Allan or games in general? @IngeniumGames Anna might be able to help if the latter. & me :-)
RT @Keri_Allan: Urgent #journorequest for UK female games developers to talk about what it’s like working in such a male dominated industr…
RT @ONELincolnshire: Isn't the start of a week the best time to plan a new fitness regime?? Get kitted out now! https://t.co/2C9Uo8OSoy h…
RT @GummeeMummee: We're so excited that our Gummee products are now being stocked by one of New Zealand's leading… https://t.co/6BYMurPiuH
RT @NorthHayne: Any plans for this May day weekend?... https://t.co/Ly8Ezs6IG3
RT @SmallBizSatUK: "The thing I love the best about being part of SmallBizSatUK is the buzz being linked to other small businesses provides…

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!!!!!  

Newsletter

© Red Herring Games Ltd. Company No. 07753101 VAT No. GB 168 2160 09 | Professional Website Management Digital Agency REDSE7EN