Murder in the Med!

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Stew Driver the Fourth Engineer has been found dead in the MV Tipanic’s swimming pool.

To save embarrassment to the firm the captain has invited the crew that knew him to dine at the captain’s table to help solve the crime before they put back into port.

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Characters in the 6 player game:

Barry Glitter – The ship’s glitzy entertainer.
With sparkly jacket and tight trousers, Barry is dynamite on or off the stage.

Wanda Lust – The voluptuous Austrian masseusse
Wanda’s uniform dress is more of a tunic really, and certainly shows of her legs to any would be customers.

May West – The lifeguard.
Always in a swimsuit and shorts, May really is a sight for sore eyes.

Fifi Galores – One of Barry Glitter’s chorus girls
With sequins and feathers a plenty, Fifi really makes the most of her wonderful figure.

Sylvester Stillstoned – The ramboistic barman who will happily serve you anything on the “Rockys”.
A barman you’ll never forget, even if you want to, Slyvester tries to make a lasting impression by leaving his top buttons undone to show off his masculine chest.

Walter Ski – The hunky Australian water sports instructor.
In wetsuit or lycra, Walter is always a hit with the ladies.

Additional characters in the 8 player game:

Trikki Shuffles – The ship’s glamorous croupier.
With body hugging dresses and manicured nails, Trikki really gets the bets rolling in at the top tables.

Rusty Crankshaft – The MV Tipanic’s greasy chief engineer.
Always in his greasy boiler suit, Rusty is never without his trusty wrench.

Additional characters in the 10 player game:

Al Fresco – Swedish chef responsible for beachside barbecues.
In regulation kitchen whites Al manages to juggle all of his catering ingredients, even the rubber chickens.

Tilly Operator – The dithering Cypriot shop attendant.
Behind a till all day, Tilly is rarely seen out of her shop’s uniform.

Additional characters in the 12 player game:

Lola Lilo – The incredibly plain but chatty pool attendant.
In shorts and T-shirt Lola is always hanging around the sun loungers trying to interest the customers in deck quoits.

Herr Cutt – The German barber.
With portly figure and slicked hair, Herr Cutt is not the sort of man you’d like to meet strolling around deck, especially if he’s running with his scissors!

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.

6 reviews for Murder in the Med!

  1. Brilliant plot, lots of suspects, great fun night, lots of humour. A good excuse to get dressed up & drink cocktails!!

  2. A great time was had by all when we played Murder on the Med. The characters were hilarious and the game was clear and very simple to use. With minimal preparation we enjoyed a great evening with friends. I can’t remember when I last had so much fun!

  3. A brilliantly constructed plot with some colourful characters. A thoroughly enjoyable evening was had by all!

  4. WOW, what a night we had, – everyone really entered into the spirit of the game and it went with a real “Splash”! I will surely be using this website again for a repeat performance.

  5. Absolutely brilliant – would definitely recommend – Here are my tips / what we did: Send out invitations 4-6 weeks in advance. Decor-ate all rooms to be used and entrance hallway. Ask everyone to help source props to dress the room. As everyone to ask their friends & family to see what nautical items they can borrow – its amazing how much you can get this way. Dress the rooms and table the day before. When hosting such a large party the responsibility of the food is more than enough to worry about on party day. Food: We had Stuffed Mushrooms for starters, Main course Mediterranean Chicken, couscous, Salad, Desert: Pavlova. Choose things you can prepare in advance if you are playing the game too. Drinks: Sangria, wine, Cocktails – we used bottles of already made up ones from supermarket and put in cocktail umbrellas. R-oom decorations: W-e themed an adjoining room “The Flag Bar”. We got hold of lots of flags and draped around the room. We set it up like a bar with all the glasses, drinks, lemons, ice, and anything else associated with the bar. Sylvester was our designated bar man for the evening. Welcome drinks were served in the bar area. Hallwa-y Made a sign and placed at the bottom of the stairs with an arrow saying “Cabins” Mai-n room: Named our restaurant The Rusty Pelican and made a large “restaurant sign” and stuck on a feature mirror. We used royal blue material for tablecloth and scattered poker chips over the table. Silver and crystal creates an expensive look good on royal blue – I borrowed from a neighbour. Bou-ght a fake ship steering wheel on line and hung on a door. Bought a palm tree table decoration. Us-ing lining wallpaper we cut out two huge palm trees which stood floor to ceiling. Used childrens poster paints – brown and green – as cheap. Made pretend portholes with sea views in the middle and stuck on walls. Made pretend red and white life preserver rings and put on walls in dining area, bar and downstairs toilet. Made paper seagulls and hung from ceiling as if in flight. Cut out pictures of cruise boats from newspapers and blue tacked them to the glass of pictures around the room. Our own Captain Birdseye! We used a tailors dummy and put on a table in the corner of the room. We put on him a white roll neck jumper. A friend of mine is ex Navy and lent their jacket and hat. We upturned a pot and secured it to top of dummy and put hat on top. Downloaded a picture of Titanic’s Captain – who looks like Captain Birdseye – enlarged it to A4 size, printed it and attached to the pot. Placed the CD player behind him so when the recording played it seemed like he was speaking – each time it played everyone naturally turned to look at him – it was a real feature to the room and very very funny. Used crime scene tape and put across a door so no one could enter. Above it said “To Swimming Pool” Encour-age characters to develop an accent for their character – its really funny, especially if the wine is flowing. Wel-l I think that’s it. Our night was excellent. We are now planning another and will do a review for that one too. Good luck, plan early and share the preparation!

  6. Fantastic night had by all. The game itself is simple to set up and understand. Great characters. All our friends got into character. I’ve never laughed so much in ages. Each couple prepared a course so it was not so much for one person to do.
    I had to change the game from a 6 to 8 player with very short notice. I have been thoroughly impressed with the customer service I recieved plus the game itself.
    Highly recommended.

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This game is rated Mature
This game contains:

Content that may be suitable for persons ages 17 and older.
Mature Humor - Depictions or dialogue involving "adult" humor, including sexual references.
Sexual Themes - Depictions of two-timing relationships.
Use of Drugs - The consumption or use of illegal drugs.
Use of Alcohol - The consumption of alcoholic beverages.
A murder - drowned man, violence suggested.


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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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