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A Corporate Murder

Derek Terr, the Managing Director of Maiden Media is hosting a party at his mansion to celebrate a successful year.

Everything is going to plan. The guests watch Mr Warner’s magic show and there is just a short interval before dinner.

Mr Warner is left to pack up in the library while the guests mingle but unfortunately when his brother arrives to help him pack away Mr Warner is found dead!

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This Game is Rated:

Teen

This game contains:

Content that may be suitable for persons ages 13 and older.
Including:

Sexual Themes – Unhappy marriages and affairs discussed, also suspects are told to act attracted to each other.
A murder – violence suggested.
Suggestive Themes – Mild provocative references or materials and sexual innuendo. Acting as if attracted to particular characters is suggested in the character backgrounds.

What is included?

Example pre-printed boxed set

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Character booklets/scripts

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Inspector CD / script

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Instruction book

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Decoration and recipe suggestions

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Invitations

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Character name labels

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Invitation envelopes

Reviews:

1 review for A Corporate Murder

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Happy Customer

    Your e-mail prompts me to thank you for the Corporate Murder mystery I bought from Red Herring for my wife’s 50th in September. The evening went really well; 3 hours or more of endless laughter! We had some very good Dutch friends participating who were brilliant in their characters and who commented afterwards that only the British can pull off such evenings, striking the balance between ‘taking the game seriously’ and ‘having a great time’. All the materials and everything were great. Thank you. If I had one idea for improvement, it would be that the inspector audio CD for the Corporate Murder mystery should be re-recorded; no one could understand why this very British of mysteries should have a whiney American detective. Would be great with a classic British detective Pasta voice.

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How it works:

Never hosted a murder mystery before?

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 in a handy 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 (MP3 with a download or CD with a boxed set) 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!

How does a “download and print at home” kit work?

Each “download and print at home” kit is provided as a zip file containing a set of PDF files for you to print at home, and a selection of MP3 files to use on the night.

Each dinner party game requires use of a printer and A4 paper (approx. 80 sheets for a 6 player kit – 240 sheets for a 20 player kit), 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 order the game you’ll be sent a link to download the files you need.  The file will be a zip file.  This can be opened with a zip compatible program on your computer.  If you struggle to open zip files – we can email you the game directly over several emails instead – just contact us after purchase to arrange this.

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

How does a “Pre-printed box set” work?

This is the easiest way to play.  Everything you need will arrive in a box, pre-printed, directly to your door.

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 script in a sealed envelope so you don’t find out the solution by accident!
  • Making the most of your theme and recipe suggestion booklet.
  • Money off voucher towards next purchase (printed inside the booklets)

We always ship within 24 hours meaning orders arrive as quickly as possible.

As each game is printed on demand, we can also provide a customisation service on any order.  See details further down the page on what we can do to tailor this game to your party.

Characters in the game:

6 players

Derek Terr – Chief Executive
Bright, friendly and gregarious, Derek is devastated at the nasty turn his party has taken.

Justine Case 
– PA to Derek Terr
Elegantly dressed, with perfect diction and manners, Justine is never without her handbag which doubles as a survival kit.

Adam Upp – Director of Finance
With a strong presence and an equally strong physique, Adam is very ambitious, fond of superheroes, and figures himself as a bit of a superman of the clerical world.

Penny Counter
 – Head of accounting
In a simple dress which accentuates her perfect figure Penny Counter is a beautiful, charitable and eco-friendly person who is never without a calculator.

Dick Shunnery – Secretary
A little eccentric and sporting a funky tie, Dick has a pronounced lisp, but it doesn’t stops him chattering.

Honor Break – Receptionist
Dressed to the nines with her hair, nails and face all done to perfection, Honor behaves like she runs the business.

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.

8 players

Derek Terr – Chief Executive
Bright, friendly and gregarious, Derek is devastated at the nasty turn his party has taken.

Justine Case 
– PA to Derek Terr
Elegantly dressed, with perfect diction and manners, Justine is never without her handbag which doubles as a survival kit.

Adam Upp – Director of Finance
With a strong presence and an equally strong physique, Adam is very ambitious, fond of superheroes, and figures himself as a bit of a superman of the clerical world.

Penny Counter
 – Head of accounting
In a simple dress which accentuates her perfect figure Penny Counter is a beautiful, charitable and eco-friendly person who is never without a calculator.

Dick Shunnery – Secretary
A little eccentric and sporting a funky tie, Dick has a pronounced lisp, but it doesn’t stops him chattering.

Honor Break – Receptionist
Dressed to the nines with her hair, nails and face all done to perfection, Honor behaves like she runs the business.

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.

10 players

Derek Terr – Chief Executive
Bright, friendly and gregarious, Derek is devastated at the nasty turn his party has taken.

Justine Case 
– PA to Derek Terr
Elegantly dressed, with perfect diction and manners, Justine is never without her handbag which doubles as a survival kit.

Adam Upp – Director of Finance
With a strong presence and an equally strong physique, Adam is very ambitious, fond of superheroes, and figures himself as a bit of a superman of the clerical world.

Penny Counter
 – Head of accounting
In a simple dress which accentuates her perfect figure Penny Counter is a beautiful, charitable and eco-friendly person who is never without a calculator.

Dick Shunnery – Secretary
A little eccentric and sporting a funky tie, Dick has a pronounced lisp, but it doesn’t stops him chattering.

Honor Break – Receptionist
Dressed to the nines with her hair, nails and face all done to perfection, Honor behaves like she runs the business.

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.

Seymour Crooks – Head of Security
With spotless uniform, slicked hair and a pencil moustache, Seymour is stern and orderly. .

Dee Brief
 – Director of Personnel
Dressed to kill, Dee is a real fashionista, with a cigarette holder and fur coat.

Max Emize – Non-executive director
More pickled than punctual, with a thing for eyeliner, hats and dreadlocks, Max has seen far too many pirate movies but he is likeable rogue nonetheless. .

Carrie Onn
 – Facilities Manager
Dressed in a smart suit, Carrie is a formidable woman used to getting her own way.

12 players

Derek Terr – Chief Executive
Bright, friendly and gregarious, Derek is devastated at the nasty turn his party has taken.

Justine Case 
– PA to Derek Terr
Elegantly dressed, with perfect diction and manners, Justine is never without her handbag which doubles as a survival kit.

Adam Upp – Director of Finance
With a strong presence and an equally strong physique, Adam is very ambitious, fond of superheroes, and figures himself as a bit of a superman of the clerical world.

Penny Counter
 – Head of accounting
In a simple dress which accentuates her perfect figure Penny Counter is a beautiful, charitable and eco-friendly person who is never without a calculator.

Dick Shunnery – Secretary
A little eccentric and sporting a funky tie, Dick has a pronounced lisp, but it doesn’t stops him chattering.

Honor Break – Receptionist
Dressed to the nines with her hair, nails and face all done to perfection, Honor behaves like she runs the business.

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.

Seymour Crooks – Head of Security
With spotless uniform, slicked hair and a pencil moustache, Seymour is stern and orderly. .

Dee Brief
 – Director of Personnel
Dressed to kill, Dee is a real fashionista, with a cigarette holder and fur coat.

Customise this game

This game can be customised to fit your event for an additional fee.

It’s hard to give “ball park” figures for what different customisations would cost however we’ve attempted to HERE.  Please do contact us for a free quote if you would like any customisations on your game before purchase.

Remember… if you just need 1 extra person, or 1 less person, why not have someone play the inspector role?

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.