Greased at the Diner

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It’s 1959 and things are rocking ‘n’ rolling at Dino’s Diner tonight. It’s the Grand Re-opening of the diner, with Dino inviting friends and family to enjoy a private party. Everyone is ready for a good time, good food and good music. However, just as the party is getting in full swing, Dino is discovered dead in his office.

This could be a case of “Greased at the Diner”!

By buying this product you can collect up to 41 loyalty points, which will be worth $2.84 to spend on your next purchase.

Characters in the 6 player game:

Arthur “Bronzie” Bronzerelli – Biker
In skintight jeans, white tee shirt and leather jacket with matching belt, Bronzie loves to show off his tan and always has a comb for his slicked back hair.

Pinkie LaRue – Purple Lady
The Founder of the “Purple Ladies” girl club, Pinkie is one tough cookie with a soft inside. She is noted for her boisterous manner, tight clothing and her signature scarf knotted around her neck.

Maynard G. Wayout – Beatnik
A “new” generation guy and published poet, Maynard expresses himself through his dark poetry and his interest in jazz music. With his bongo drums ever at his side on a leather strap, he sports a goatee and always wears sunglasses.

Poora Moore – Waitress
A beauty school dropout, Poora is always in her uniform and apron. She hustles for tips, and is ever ready with her coffee pot in hand to refill a cup.

Buddy Folly – Singer
A rising star, Buddy just released his first hit single, “Good Golly, Miss Polly”. He is never seen in public without his white dinner jacket and his dark rimmed glasses.

Peggy Sousa – 50s typical teen
The quintessential teenager, Peggy loves rock ‘n’ roll music and jives to it while wearing her bobby socks and penny loafers. Her pony tail is her crowning glory along with the scarf tied around it.

Additional characters in the 8 player game

Biff Letterman – Jock
Star quarterback of the football team back in his teenage years, Biff still wears his Athletic Letters proudly wherever he goes, as his days at Fairfield Unity were his best. He always has some balls in hand, ready to play.

Sandra Delight – Beauty Queen
Voted “Miss Popularity” and Senior Prom Queen, Sandra lives up to her image and is never seen without full makeup, high heels and her tiara.

Additional characters in the 10 player game

D’Juan Datiwant – Nerd
D’Juan is the studious type and his look is disheveled. He doesn’t seem to mind that his glasses are taped together on the nosepiece or that his pants are too short.

MaeLin Monwoe – Movie Star
An experienced actress in B-rated movies, the oriental beauty MaeLin, has platinum blonde hair, a beauty mark by her lips and is always seen wearing sensuous clothing.

Additional characters in the 12 player game

Sam Seafaring – Sailor
Now a Merchant Marine, Sam has been at sea since he was 18, having served his stint in the Navy during World War 2. He is a true sailor, right down to his tattoo and his white cap.

Gloria Sair – Hairdresser
A prominent salon owner in the community, Gloria promotes herself by wearing all of the latest fashions and loves to wear her hair in an updo.

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.

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This game is rated Teen
This game contains:

Content that may be suitable for persons ages 13 and older.
Including:
Sexual Themes - Mild innuendo.
A murder - violence suggested.

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Flexible and fun!

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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