Dishonour on the RMS Gigantic

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It is 1913 and once again the Blue Star Line’s flagship finds itself at the centre of some controversy.

It would be unreasonable to suggest that a stolen wedding anniversary present is in the same league as that messy business with an iceberg which befell the previous holder of such status, but this is no ordinary present.

The Blue Star Line is very keen indeed to ensure that the RMS Gigantic with all its grandeur and refinery receives nothing but positive press coverage – so any kind of theft would be bad news. However, a theft with links to the British royal family really is alarming …

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Characters in the 6 player game:

Richard Nouveau-Riche – Dodgy dealer in curios and collectibles
Dressed in the loudest fashions of the day, Richard hides his wealth from no-one.

Marion Nouveau-Riche – Long suffering wife
Although she yearns for a quieter life and dresses down her wealth, Marion always speaks her mind.

Kate Wingsitt
– Professional dancer
Dressed to twirl. Kate loves to dance and entertain, but money always waltzes away from her!

Charles Champagne – The champagne socialist
Obsessed with the plight of the working man, Charles dresses just like one.

Gerry Van Der Halliwell – The experimental musician
Gerry ALWAYS wears orange to reflect her fierce Dutch patriotism.

Reverend I.T.Best
– Efficiency is all
Reverend Best carries his orderly paperwork and fine pocket watch wherever he goes.

Additional characters in the 8 player game:

Celine De Lyon – The singer
Iconic singing star with the trappings and jewellery to match. But Celine can never have enough…

Dr Doeslittle – The vet
Dr Doeslittle is interested only in wildlife and has no time for anything else. Like buying clothes, or going to work.

Additional characters in the 10 player game:

Dilly Duster – The Chambermaid
Dilly works in the first class cabins, seeing the lives of people from a different world.

Jack DeCaprio – The chancer
Third class passenger Jack is a cheeky rogue with an eye for the ladies, and a physique to impress them.

Additional characters in the 12 player game:

Sir Wyn Davies – The interior designer
Fine and upstanding expert in interior design, with flamboyant dress sense.

Anne Ocean – A female inventor
Full of ingenious ideas, Anne is much more absent minded when it comes to dress and tends to wear men’s clothing as it is so much more practical.

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 Dishonour on the RMS Gigantic

  1. I just wanted to send a big thanks to you for the RMS Gigantic mystery. It made for a wonderful evening which everyone enjoyed thoroughly! We all loved the way each of the characters was tailored to each one of us and everyone got really into because of how well it was written. Mark – thanks for writing such a great mystery and taking on board all the info I gave you as it definitely made the mystery more meaningful to all the guests. Jo – thanks for all your help and for keeping me updated throughout the whole process, it helped make organising the party less stressful!

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This game contains:

Content that may be suitable for persons ages 9 and older.

Criminal activities only. No murder, no "love tangles" or hints of violence .


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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.  

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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:
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