Another One Bites The Dust

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It is the evening of the MVT Music Awards, held at the prestigious Saveloy Hotel in London.

Tipped for a number of awards is Freddy Neptune. But just before the evening is due to begin, there is a scream and Cilla Queen, one of Freddy’s long-term fans, runs into the room and announces to all that Freddy is dead!

But how did he die? And why? And who is responsible?

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Characters in the 6 player game:

Cilla Queen – Obsessive Fan
Dressed in leathers and ready to rock, Cilla is just crazy about her favourite band.

Ted Long – Drummer.
Wild and hairy, Ted has a passion for drumming and always has his sticks with him to tap out a beat – on anything!

Ivan Titall – Freddy’s manager.
A colour-blind flamboyant dresser with unusual tastes and a propensity to wear bright colours, Ivan is also often seen in socks and sandals.

Ray Diogaga – Guitarist
In leather trousers and flamboyant open shirt, Ray is a long haired wonder on the guitar.

Daisy Littlething – Backing Vocalist
In a provocative little black number Daisy has a fabulous voice and the looks to go with it.

Sally Jay – Freddy’s ex-girlfriend.
Stylishly dressed in her own “rock chick” apparel, Sally is still one of the band’s “inner circle”.

Additional characters in the 8 player game:

Fatima Bottem – The band’s pyrotechnic’s expert
Dressed in black and with pockets of tools, wires and other equipment, Fatima is a bit of fire starter and never without some matches.

Seamus Gowon – Head of Wonvision Media.
Dressed in a costume from one of the music videos as a promotional stunt Seamus would look distinctly strange anywhere else.

Additional characters in the 10 player game:

Lily O’Valley – Personal assistant to Freddy Neptune.
Rushed off her feet pandering to the star, Lily dresses rapidly and her hair is rarely done.

Guy Sickle – Freddy’s personal trainer.
Physically fit and bursting with energy, Guy loves spandex and showing off his figure.

Additional characters in the 12 player game:

April Lady – Driver
Used to hauling the band and their gear from place to place, April dresses comfortably in a band T-shirt and cap.

Caesar Rye – Head of security
Smartly dressed in a suit and tie, Caesar Rye is strong and not a man to be messed with.

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.

5 reviews for Another One Bites The Dust

  1. Fantastic game as everyone knew the characters! Jane Irvine

  2. I’ve hosted or attended about thirty murder mysteries and this company have been my favourite. Lots of cheesy puns and innuendo to keep it fun (maybe the wine helps too). But this one was a disappointment. I’d chosen it for a group of friends who never been to a murder mystery before and I don’t think any will want to again. It was too brief – they’d all got into character really well & just as it was warming up it ended. The rounds needed to be longer or more rounds. Lots of comments like oh is that it? Catherine Salt

  3. Just wanted to drop you a line to say thank you so very much for all your help and support with “Another One Bites the Dust”. As you know, I purchased the game to run for my son’s 18th birthday on Monday 6th June and it was a complete, resounding, marvellous success!! We did manage to have eight players in the end despite major fallout along the way, and the whole evening was first class in every respect. The young people entered into the spirit with gusto (and alcohol!) and the mystery was solved by four of them! Various comments on Facebook the following day included “Awesome – never been to anything like it before and it was amazing”, and “the best 18th birthday party ever”. I have attached some pictures which I hope you will enjoy! So, once again, thank you so very much – we are now just trying to think up an excuse to host another one – we like the sound of Holdit City – we will definitely be back!

  4. Just to say a huge thanks for Another one bites the dust, we ran the murder mystery last saturday and it was the funniest night ever, everyone enjoyed it and the costumes and play acting was so so funny, would highly recommend this game.

  5. This was the first script I have purchased from Red Herring and I was not disappointed. The instructions were easy to follow and the action flowed very well. The characters were absolutely great! Everyone loved getting out their “rock” gear from the back of the closet and smearing on black eyeliner. Our guitarist even brought a fake guitar from Rock Band! We also had a blast performing our roles, including ad libbing some hilarious side plots. The characters were very unique and fun to act. Of course, we played a lot of Queen music throughout the night and feasted on the Hotel Saveloy’s buffet. Thanks for a great script!

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This game is rated Mature
This game contains:

Content that may be suitable for persons ages 17 and older.
Sexual Themes - References to complex relationships.
Drug references - to both prescription and non-prescription drugs.
A murder - violence suggested.
Comic Mischief - Depictions or dialogue involving slapstick or suggestive humour
Mature Humor - Depictions or dialogue involving "adult" humor, including sexual references


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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.  

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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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