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Help!

It is 1970. The Bootles are the most successful band ever; they have shattered all records with their sell-out world tours, and sales of both albums and singles.

There have been rumblings of unhappiness within the band for some time, but it still rocked the world when they announced that they were to split and go their separate ways.

That means the end for the Bootles’ Pear Corps venture which has been a financial disaster. Now a bad situation is made worse by the suspicious death of Paulo Fone, a senior figure in the Pear Corps with a sound financial mind but an unerring knack of making himself unpopular.

From: £19.99

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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 – References to several marital break ups. Hint at a possible “romantic encounter” with the deceased – nothing explicit.
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:

3 reviews for Help!

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Happy Customer

    What a fantastic game this is! I am a big Beatles fan, but played this game with several people who have only a passing interest, if that. The references and lyrics extracts had me chuckling all night – but the non “Beatle maniacs” had no idea what I was laughing at. This works on many different levels – I’d recommend it to anyone.

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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

Paul McCartthrob – The pretty boy.
Bass player with the band, Paul’s cheeky smile and quick wit makes him a big favourite with the fans.

Linda McCartthrob – Paul’s long haired lady.
Linda dresses to reflect her country life and animal welfare activities. Let the fans think what they want.

John Lemon – The cutting edge musician.
Round glasses, long hair, cutting wit.

Yoko Oyes – The Japanese artist.
Yoko dresses to lead the fashion of the early 1970s, and doesn’t care what it costs.

Bill Bungalow – The big game farmer.
Larger than life in his safari jacket and baggy shorts, Bill is nobody’s fool. But he might be a bit short on morals.

Apple Scruffs – The Groupie.
Bootlemania personified, Apple’;s cheap and cheerful tie-dye clothes reflect the fact that stalking pop stars doesn’t pay well.

8 players

Paul McCartthrob – The pretty boy.
Bass player with the band, Paul’s cheeky smile and quick wit makes him a big favourite with the fans.

Linda McCartthrob – Paul’s long haired lady.
Linda dresses to reflect her country life and animal welfare activities. Let the fans think what they want.

John Lemon – The cutting edge musician.
Round glasses, long hair, cutting wit.

Yoko Oyes – The Japanese artist.
Yoko dresses to lead the fashion of the early 1970s, and doesn’t care what it costs.

Bill Bungalow – The big game farmer.
Larger than life in his safari jacket and baggy shorts, Bill is nobody’s fool. But he might be a bit short on morals.

Apple Scruffs – The Groupie.
Bootlemania personified, Apple’;s cheap and cheerful tie-dye clothes reflect the fact that stalking pop stars doesn’t pay well.

Martin George – The producer.
Iconic producer of the most successful band in the world, Martin’;s sharp suits match his sharp business brain.

Layla Harrisong – The ex wife.
Layla decided that George wasn’t for her, although his money comes in useful for buying designer mini skirts.

10 players

Paul McCartthrob – The pretty boy.
Bass player with the band, Paul’s cheeky smile and quick wit makes him a big favourite with the fans.

Linda McCartthrob – Paul’s long haired lady.
Linda dresses to reflect her country life and animal welfare activities. Let the fans think what they want.

John Lemon – The cutting edge musician.
Round glasses, long hair, cutting wit.

Yoko Oyes – The Japanese artist.
Yoko dresses to lead the fashion of the early 1970s, and doesn’t care what it costs.

Bill Bungalow – The big game farmer.
Larger than life in his safari jacket and baggy shorts, Bill is nobody’s fool. But he might be a bit short on morals.

Apple Scruffs – The Groupie.
Bootlemania personified, Apple’;s cheap and cheerful tie-dye clothes reflect the fact that stalking pop stars doesn’t pay well.

Martin George – The producer.
Iconic producer of the most successful band in the world, Martin’;s sharp suits match his sharp business brain.

Layla Harrisong – The ex wife.
Layla decided that George wasn’t for her, although his money comes in useful for buying designer mini skirts.

George Harrisong – Rhythm guitarist.
The quiet talent in the band, George’s music talks for him – but he does like the psychedelic clothes!

Rita Metermaid – The traffic warden.
Embittered Rita is driven by an obsessive pursuit of compensation for the use of her name.

12 players

Paul McCartthrob – The pretty boy.
Bass player with the band, Paul’s cheeky smile and quick wit makes him a big favourite with the fans.

Linda McCartthrob – Paul’s long haired lady.
Linda dresses to reflect her country life and animal welfare activities. Let the fans think what they want.

John Lemon – The cutting edge musician.
Round glasses, long hair, cutting wit.

Yoko Oyes – The Japanese artist.
Yoko dresses to lead the fashion of the early 1970s, and doesn’t care what it costs.

Bill Bungalow – The big game farmer.
Larger than life in his safari jacket and baggy shorts, Bill is nobody’s fool. But he might be a bit short on morals.

Apple Scruffs – The Groupie.
Bootlemania personified, Apple’;s cheap and cheerful tie-dye clothes reflect the fact that stalking pop stars doesn’t pay well.

Martin George – The producer.
Iconic producer of the most successful band in the world, Martin’;s sharp suits match his sharp business brain.

Layla Harrisong – The ex wife.
Layla decided that George wasn’t for her, although his money comes in useful for buying designer mini skirts.

George Harrisong – Rhythm guitarist.
The quiet talent in the band, George’s music talks for him – but he does like the psychedelic clothes!

Rita Metermaid – The traffic warden.
Embittered Rita is driven by an obsessive pursuit of compensation for the use of her name.

Pete Vest – The discarded drummer.
Pete’s down-at-heel dress contrasts with the wealth of the Bootles. And it should have been him!

Jane Ashley – The ex-girlfriend.
She’s a model and she’s looking good.

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.