Anyone for Murder?

Wollatonne Tennis Club is a traditional lawn tennis club in the heart of the beautiful English shire counties.

The talismanic Barbie Doll has just made the step from first team to veterans with all her traditional grace, good will and humour, and it was no surprise to anyone when she was made captain of that team.

The last thing anyone anticipated was that Barbie would take her own life. However, the shock waves had barely hit home when the horrific announcement was made that Barbie’s suicide was faked to conceal…murder.

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Hire an actor to play the detective – prices start at £291 contact us for more information.

This Game is Rated:

Teen

This game contains:

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

Mature Humor – Depictions or dialogue involving “adult” humor, including sexual references and innuendo
Sexual Themes – Romantic relationships/ love tangles, divorce and stalking are discussed.
A murder – violence suggested.

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 Anyone for Murder?

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Happy Customer

    This is the first Red Herring murder mystery that I have ever taken part in and I have to say that I would recommend it to anyone. It was a very well thought out plot and we had an absolutely riotous evening. Have not laughed quite as much in years. Very well done Red Herring. We will certainly be purchasing more!

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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

Ken Doll – The computing executive
With his sharp suit, Ray-bans, latest mobile phone technology and the BMW badge on his car key fob, there’s no doubt that Ken is going places.

Martina Nuttyturnover – The sandwich lady
All pinafore, white hat and smiles, Martina’s sandwich shop will cheer up your lunchtime.

Pete Compass – The health fanatic
Pete’s body is a temple on the inside. The outside has to put up with cardigan and corduroy.

Venus Woolliams – The call centre operative
Wherever call centre girl Venus goes, she is dressed in tennis whites and has racquet to hand.

John Macintosh – The training instructor
John has a quick temper and flash pushbike, with clothes and helmet to suit.

Serena Woolliams – The Environmental activist
Serena’s secretarial job takes second place to saving the planet. Even her clothes are recycled.

8 players

Ken Doll – The computing executive
With his sharp suit, Ray-bans, latest mobile phone technology and the BMW badge on his car key fob, there’s no doubt that Ken is going places.

Martina Nuttyturnover – The sandwich lady
All pinafore, white hat and smiles, Martina’s sandwich shop will cheer up your lunchtime.

Pete Compass – The health fanatic
Pete’s body is a temple on the inside. The outside has to put up with cardigan and corduroy.

Venus Woolliams – The call centre operative
Wherever call centre girl Venus goes, she is dressed in tennis whites and has racquet to hand.

John Macintosh – The training instructor
John has a quick temper and flash pushbike, with clothes and helmet to suit.

Serena Woolliams – The Environmental activist
Serena’s secretarial job takes second place to saving the planet. Even her clothes are recycled.

Bjorn Bored – The Paint sales representative
Bjorn to be dull, and average in every way. He names grey as his favourite colour.

Steffie Naff – The dentist
Steffie is a professional, and wishes it to be known. Expect to see her in her white coat, whatever the occasion.

10 players

Ken Doll – The computing executive
With his sharp suit, Ray-bans, latest mobile phone technology and the BMW badge on his car key fob, there’s no doubt that Ken is going places.

Martina Nuttyturnover – The sandwich lady
All pinafore, white hat and smiles, Martina’s sandwich shop will cheer up your lunchtime.

Pete Compass – The health fanatic
Pete’s body is a temple on the inside. The outside has to put up with cardigan and corduroy.

Venus Woolliams – The call centre operative
Wherever call centre girl Venus goes, she is dressed in tennis whites and has racquet to hand.

John Macintosh – The training instructor
John has a quick temper and flash pushbike, with clothes and helmet to suit.

Serena Woolliams – The Environmental activist
Serena’s secretarial job takes second place to saving the planet. Even her clothes are recycled.

Bjorn Bored – The Paint sales representative
Bjorn to be dull, and average in every way. He names grey as his favourite colour.

Steffie Naff – The dentist
Steffie is a professional, and wishes it to be known. Expect to see her in her white coat, whatever the occasion.

Tim Henpecked – The Estate Agent
Tim is “under the thumb” in every way, and wears what Mrs Henpecked tells him to. She sets up the colour clashes just for a laugh.

Lindsey Devonport – The punk rocker
Aggressive Lindsey’s love of tennis seems out of character with her wild make-up and punk rock style!

12 players

Ken Doll – The computing executive
With his sharp suit, Ray-bans, latest mobile phone technology and the BMW badge on his car key fob, there’s no doubt that Ken is going places.

Martina Nuttyturnover – The sandwich lady
All pinafore, white hat and smiles, Martina’s sandwich shop will cheer up your lunchtime.

Pete Compass – The health fanatic
Pete’s body is a temple on the inside. The outside has to put up with cardigan and corduroy.

Venus Woolliams – The call centre operative
Wherever call centre girl Venus goes, she is dressed in tennis whites and has racquet to hand.

John Macintosh – The training instructor
John has a quick temper and flash pushbike, with clothes and helmet to suit.

Serena Woolliams – The Environmental activist
Serena’s secretarial job takes second place to saving the planet. Even her clothes are recycled.

Bjorn Bored – The Paint sales representative
Bjorn to be dull, and average in every way. He names grey as his favourite colour.

Steffie Naff – The dentist
Steffie is a professional, and wishes it to be known. Expect to see her in her white coat, whatever the occasion.

Tim Henpecked – The Estate Agent
Tim is “under the thumb” in every way, and wears what Mrs Henpecked tells him to. She sets up the colour clashes just for a laugh.

Lindsey Devonport – The punk rocker
Aggressive Lindsey’s love of tennis seems out of character with her wild make-up and punk rock style!

Andre Allgrassy – The groundskeeper
You’ll always find Andre in his wellies and jeans, with secateurs, tool belt and trowel to hand.

Anna Keenerkova – The student
A would-be tennis professional, the beautiful and vain Anna wears all the right styles.

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.