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Stiffen Very Carefully

Listen very carefully; this is ‘Night Owl’ calling.

It is wartime in occupied France and in the sleepy village of Vieuxvion, café owners Ronné and Ethel Tartine are trying to keep the Germans happy while secretly helping the Résistance.

However, all hell breaks loose when the body of an RAF pilot is found at the café. It looks suspiciously like murder, but who did it and why was the pilot holding a (German?!) sausage?

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Hire an actor to play the detective – prices start at £291 contact us for more information.

This Game is Rated:

Mature

This game contains:

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

Including:
A murder – violence suggested.
Comic Mischief – Depictions or dialogue involving slapstick or suggestive humour.
Suggestive Themes – Provocative references or materials and sexual innuendo. Acting as if attracted to particular characters is suggested in the character backgrounds.
Mature themes – Sexual affairs and pregnancy mentioned with the plot.
Language – Strong sexual innuendo and mild swearing (in French).

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 Stiffen Very Carefully

  1. Happy Customer

    We held this party last night and had such a brilliant,fun time. We are Murder Mystery dinner party old hands,having hosted and attended around 20 and have found this brand to be the most straight forward and simple to follow. I will certainly buy Red Herring games again in the future. They beat any other brand that we have used by a country mile!

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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:

Ronne Tartine – Cafe owner.
Amiable but a little bit bumbling, Ronne likes to please everyone but this can get him into some sticky situations.

Ethel Tartine – Ronne’s wife.
Bonne viveuse, vivacious and flirty. A former cabaret singer, Ethel likes to entertain the guests in the cafe, but her efforts are not appreciated.

Herr Frick – Gestapo officer.
Frick is in charge of operations at the castle. He is cold and calculating. Nothing escapes his eye (or so he likes to think!).

Helga Suspender – A secretary in the German army.
A sexy fraulein with a somewhat exhibitionist streak and a penchant for silky undies!

Lieutenant Hubert Grosser – German Lieutenant.
Somewhat effeminate in manner, but with hidden depths.

Yvonne Le Bon-Bon – Cafe waitress.
A sweetie who likes to please, but don’t criticise her galettes.

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.