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Rung Out in the New Year

Mark Roundim’s new year parties are famous. There is something there for everyone. Great food, plenty of drink, entertainment and a host of interesting people from all walks of life.

Tonight however there is also something for the police when Mark Roundim is discovered in his dressing room – dead.

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This Game is Rated:

Mature

This game contains:

Content that may be suitable for persons ages 17 and older.

Including:
Sexual Themes – Depictions of affairs and two-timing relationships.
Mature Humor – Depictions or dialogue involving “adult” humor, including sexual references
A murder – violence suggested.
Discussions of pregnancy, and IVF treatment.

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 Rung Out in the New Year

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Happy Customer

    we had a great evening last night playing this mystery, everyone made the effort to dress up accordingly, the room was dressed also which added to the atmosphere 🙂 Red Herring games made it so easy for me to host as all information was on the site, helpful hints and tips were included with the game ! If you are looking for a murder mystery evening.. go no further than Red Herring games… they make it easy and Jo is soooooooooo helpful 🙂 It was a great evening especially as I correctly named the murderer !! 🙂 Gerry McGuire London

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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

Bernie Down – Fireman
Likes to live dangerously, and it just so happens he has the uniform to match!

Eileen Over – Air Stewardess
A true jet-setter in every sense of the word, Eileen wears the uniform well, and is always available to show you to your seat.

Justin Port – Naval Officer
All the nice girls love a sailor – and doesn’t he just know it! In uniform he dresses to kill – metaphorically of course!

Penny Cillin – Nurse
Hardly ever off duty, Penny sees to it that everything is done according to the guidelines.

Rusty Crankshaft – Mechanic
With greasy boiler suit and wrenches ever to hand, Rusty is ever equipped to deal with any mechanical breakdown.

Leah Tard – Cheerleader
With large pompoms and short skirt, Leah really wow’s the men, on or off the pitch.

8 players

Bernie Down – Fireman
Likes to live dangerously, and it just so happens he has the uniform to match!

Eileen Over – Air Stewardess
A true jet-setter in every sense of the word, Eileen wears the uniform well, and is always available to show you to your seat.

Justin Port – Naval Officer
All the nice girls love a sailor – and doesn’t he just know it! In uniform he dresses to kill – metaphorically of course!

Penny Cillin – Nurse
Hardly ever off duty, Penny sees to it that everything is done according to the guidelines.

Rusty Crankshaft – Mechanic
With greasy boiler suit and wrenches ever to hand, Rusty is ever equipped to deal with any mechanical breakdown.

Leah Tard – Cheerleader
With large pompoms and short skirt, Leah really wow’s the men, on or off the pitch.

Paul Emoutt – Lifeguard
With skin tight shorts and a vest to show off his six pack to best advantage, Paul wouldn’t look out of place on any beach.

Dusty Ragg – Maid
With feather duster and frilly apron, Dusty really tries to clean the place up.

10 players

Bernie Down – Fireman
Likes to live dangerously, and it just so happens he has the uniform to match!

Eileen Over – Air Stewardess
A true jet-setter in every sense of the word, Eileen wears the uniform well, and is always available to show you to your seat.

Justin Port – Naval Officer
All the nice girls love a sailor – and doesn’t he just know it! In uniform he dresses to kill – metaphorically of course!

Penny Cillin – Nurse
Hardly ever off duty, Penny sees to it that everything is done according to the guidelines.

Rusty Crankshaft – Mechanic
With greasy boiler suit and wrenches ever to hand, Rusty is ever equipped to deal with any mechanical breakdown.

Leah Tard – Cheerleader
With large pompoms and short skirt, Leah really wow’s the men, on or off the pitch.

Paul Emoutt – Lifeguard
With skin tight shorts and a vest to show off his six pack to best advantage, Paul wouldn’t look out of place on any beach.

Dusty Ragg – Maid
With feather duster and frilly apron, Dusty really tries to clean the place up.

Guy Nicologist – Doctor
In white coat or theatre smocks, Guy looks every bit the trustworthy and handsome doctor.

Kat Walker
 – Model
With as much flesh showing as outfit, Kat is right at the forefront of fashion design.

12 players

Bernie Down – Fireman
Likes to live dangerously, and it just so happens he has the uniform to match!

Eileen Over – Air Stewardess
A true jet-setter in every sense of the word, Eileen wears the uniform well, and is always available to show you to your seat.

Justin Port – Naval Officer
All the nice girls love a sailor – and doesn’t he just know it! In uniform he dresses to kill – metaphorically of course!

Penny Cillin – Nurse
Hardly ever off duty, Penny sees to it that everything is done according to the guidelines.

Rusty Crankshaft – Mechanic
With greasy boiler suit and wrenches ever to hand, Rusty is ever equipped to deal with any mechanical breakdown.

Leah Tard – Cheerleader
With large pompoms and short skirt, Leah really wow’s the men, on or off the pitch.

Paul Emoutt – Lifeguard
With skin tight shorts and a vest to show off his six pack to best advantage, Paul wouldn’t look out of place on any beach.

Dusty Ragg – Maid
With feather duster and frilly apron, Dusty really tries to clean the place up.

Guy Nicologist – Doctor
In white coat or theatre smocks, Guy looks every bit the trustworthy and handsome doctor.

Kat Walker
 – Model
With as much flesh showing as outfit, Kat is right at the forefront of fashion design.

Pat Role – Policeman
Never off duty, Pat is a regular officer, a solid, donut eating solid kind of a guy.

Phyllis Cup – Personal Assistant
Organised and precise, right down to her smart business suit and ever present filofax.

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.