Mayhem at the Movies!

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This week sees the release of the new blockbuster movie, “Birthday Girl!” starring Cameron Dietz.

Tonight, the star of the film, Cameron Dietz is holding a pre-release party and has invited cast, crew and selected film stars to join her for a private screening.In order to celebrate the launch, and in a bid to prompt further media coverage, Cameron plans to wear the necklace which was custom designed specifically for the film.

Tonight however, Cameron may have got more press coverage than she had hoped for, as the necklace has been stolen, and if the media were aghast at its original cost, then think of the outrage that will ensue at its sudden disappearance!

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Characters in the 6 player game:

Cameron Dietz – Actress
Pale, tall and strikingly attractive, Cameron has an innocent dress sense and a big heart.

Kate Wingsitt
– Actress
A die hard romantic with long curly hair, Kate loves period dresses and pearls.

Gwyneth Paletoe – Actress
Slim, serious, and expensively dressed, Gwyneth loves full length gowns of any description.

Meg Lyin – Actress
Blond and ditzy, Meg has a cute figure and always wears clothes that show it off.

Jodie Loster – Actress
A girl of hidden depths, Jodie is enigmatic to the last and loves a classical style of attire.

Angelina Happy – Actress
Stylish and energetic, Angelina loves to work out and dresses to kill.

Additional characters in the 8 player game:

Viv Tailor – Actress
Elfish and aloof, Viv likes unusual styles and simplistic attire.

Julia Lovehurts – Actress
A pretty woman in any outfit, Julia tends towards casual these days, but always picks something flattering to her figure.

Additional characters in the 10 player game:

Jennifer Lapis-Lazuli – Actress
Tanned and keen to show it off, Jennifer loves any off the shoulder dresses.

Salma Kayak – Actress
Always in a clinging black number Salma, has the most amazing eyes and goes in for really long lashes.

Additional characters in the 12 player game:

Keira Daily – Actress
Often in classically styled dresses, Keira loves to be loved and is a genuinely warm, friendly girl.

Nicole Kidding – Actress
Beautiful, alluring and with a taste for tight fitting clothing, Nicole loves to turn heads.

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.

2 reviews for Mayhem at the Movies!

  1. Dear Red Herring – we’d like to thank YOU for a splendid mystery party! Mayhem at the Movies was thoroughly enjoyed by ten sequined and bejeweled 10 & 11 year old girls celebrating my daughter’s 11th birthday last week. They hammed it up, complete with American accents, and had a royally good time! We dressed the room in white fairy lights, white roses and silver scatter stars. Your hints and tips really helped. I played the Inspector (when not serving canapes and pink sparkling grape juice!), and although I’m still recovering from the amount of noise ten girls in one room can make, it was a great experience all round. Given girls’ propensity to talk, three hours was just enough time to get through the scripts! Man-y thanks again and Happy Christmas!

  2. This was a really good mystery game. i used it for my 14th birthday and me and my friends had a fab time, although with some of them being so noisy it was somtimes hard to follow. we all loved dressing up to the part approprietly. however, i think it would be good if the pack came with a downloadable sound track which was the part of the detector, as no one really wanted to play him. it would be nice for the track to include some appropriate music as well.

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This game contains:

Content that may be suitable for persons ages 9 and older.
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Criminal activities only. No murder, no "love tangles" some hints of violence as one of the character's parents are at threatened by thugs.
Difficult vocabulary for young children, but is content-suitable for younger children.

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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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