Floods of Suspicion!

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As floods cut off the village of West Wettering, rich recluse Gregory Groucher has been obliged to shelter stranded locals and visitors in his stately home. While they have been enjoying a rare visit to his manor house, albeit under difficult circumstances, news comes that their host’s body has been found in the swollen river.

Was this an unfortunate accident or was it something more sinister? Like murder perhaps!

 

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Characters in the 6 player game:

Anton Addemup – Smooth accountant.
Anton would prefer to be back in the city, not stranded at his client’s house amid flooded fields. His smart suit shows his worth.


Jessie Jolly
– Hospitable housekeeper.
Jessie always looks on the bright side and is enjoying having a full house for once. She’s chosen a jokey apron to cheer up the party.

Fred Fixer – Practical handyman.
Fred runs the local garage and can turn his hand to most things. He’s still in his work overalls.

Katie Keene – Cashier with ambition.
Katie may only work at a garage but she knows she’s got talent for more. She’s dressed to impress from behind the counter.

Robin Reedie – New resident.
Nature loving Robin and his wife Roxanne moved into West Wettering just in time to be flooded! He’s fashionably kitted out for the countryside.

Roxanne Reedie – Newly-wed dress designer.
Roxanne, just married to Robin, hopes to develop a range of nature-themed clothing. She’s wearing a prototype.

Additional characters in the 8 player game:

Sam Sump – Exhausted engineer.
After working round the clock to repair flood defences, Sam’s found something dry to change into, but it’s certainly not smart.

Glenda Goode – Retired teacher.
Glenda’s the heart of village life, knowing many of the locals since they were at school. She’s neatly dressed in an older fashion.

Additional characters in the 10 player game:

Tyrone Transit – Delivery driver with attitude.
Tyrone delivers parcels with a smile, and does his best to make his uniform look that little bit different.

Deidre Dose – Dedicated doctor.
Deidre has gone beyond the call of duty in reaching her patients through the floods while still looking thoroughly professional.

Additional characters in the 12 player game:

Barry Block – Stranded camper.
Barry is dressed for camping in the countryside. Unfortunately the holiday’s been washed out.

Belinda Block – Stranded camper.
Belinda packed for a sunny camping holiday. She’s wishing she’d paid more attention to the weather forecast.

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 Floods of Suspicion!

  1. Another successful Murder over the Valentine’s weekend, bringing back memories of being trapped by floods, high tides and winds in our block of flats a year previously. As you will see we enjoyed ourselves immensely, and your amended script survived further modification when an additional member of the “cast” turned up at short notice…..she shared the “detective role” with me (Acting Inspector Sam Sump) as the new character Special Constable Pump!

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Sexual Themes - Mild references to relationships.
A murder - violence suggested.
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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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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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