Anyone for Murder?

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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.

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:

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.

Additional characters in the 8 player game:

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.

Additional characters in the 10 player game:

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!

Additional characters in the 12 player game:

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.

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.

1 review for Anyone for Murder?

  1. 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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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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