The Redbud Garden Club Murder

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It’s a dark and stormy night and The Redbud Garden Club is holding its annual plant show at the Old Grand Hotel.

Just before the meeting is to begin, their keynote speaker, Mr. Seymour Diggen, noted horticulturalist, is been found dead in the conservatory.

Flower petals may fall, but they can’t cover up a MURDER!

Help Rosie Chapeau and the Redbud Garden Club gals figure out “whodunit”.

By buying this product you can collect up to 41 loyalty points, which will be worth £2.05 to spend on your next purchase.

Characters in the 6 player game:

Violet Shureen King – A local spinster who prides herself on her ability to grow her prize winning namesakes, Violet always wears purple (her favourite colour, of course).

Ivy Verde – A stereotypical hypochondriac Ivy is practically a walking pharmacy. Trained in the medical field, she prefers to wear green from head to toe. She loves ivy of any sort…

Flora Fondly – The Ways and Means Chairman for the Garden Club. Flora prefers to wear loud floral prints, bright blue eye shadow and red lipstick.

Iris Wong – An oriental beauty, Iris tries to uphold her family traditions by wearing a kimono and a geisha type hairdo. She grows prize winning bonsai trees.

Pansy Doolittle – Pansy became an honorary member of the Garden Club because of her hefty donations to the “Beautification of the Gardens” fund. She dresses very flamboyantly and has her servants grow the flowers for her.

Delilah DeHart – Glamorous actress turned cosmetic Mogul, Delilah is always overly made up, and wears designer clothes and gaudy jewellery. She loves to grow large, showy flowers.

Additional characters in the 8 player game:

Maggie Nolia – Maggie oozes old Southern American charm, while wearing her gloves, picture hats and carrying her parasol. She is partial to the magnolia bushes that remind her of her upbringing.

Coral Bell – Coral is the bookish type, who always questions the other ladies in the Garden Club about how they take care of their yards and their plants. She is always seen wearing a shade of pink.

Additional characters in the 10 player game:

Petunia Platt – Petunia has lived in Redbud all of her life and is very proud of growing her prize winning petunias. She seems to be a bit odd, because of her tight clothing, huge earrings and big hair, but she has always been well received within the club.

Zinnia Todd – Once a promising science student, Zinny is now content to potter around her flower garden and enter the Garden Club’s competition once a year. With her glasses perched on her nose, wearing a lab coat and rubber gloves, the other members look up to her since she has scientific knowledge.

Additional characters in the 12 player game:

Lilly Padze – Quite the original “flower child”, Lilly has long, frazzled hair and mod clothing reminiscent of the 1970’s. She is fond of growing aquatic plants and is partial to frogs.

Mimosa “Mimi” Monroe – With platinum blonde hair, dramatic eyebrows and a very buxom physique, Mimi stands out in more ways than one wearing her tight sweaters and sunglasses.

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 The Redbud Garden Club Murder

  1. The Redbud Garden Club Murder was a perfect game for our all ladies get-together last Saturday. The ladies were ages 25 – 70+ and every one of us had a wonderful time! The game was cleverly written and everyone dressed their parts. It was truly enjoyed by all who attended!

  2. I went to a Redbud Garden Club Murder mystery party last night. We had a great time! The characters were clever, dialog was fun and we all dressed up and got into our characters. It was a very enjoyable afternoon with lots of giggles and laughs.

  3. I just can’t say enough about The Redbud Garden Club Murder. Extremely well written with clever dialog for each character. We had so much fun dressing the parts, and trying to guess “who done it” I Highly recommend this murder mystery game with it’s twists and turns as it hints at clues to help you throughout.

  4. If I had to pick a word to describe this party it was hilarious. I hosted the mmp for an all girls get together. It was so much fun. The characters were extraordinary. The costumes and props ideas were excellent; so well written.

  5. My Red Hat Society group played this game and it was awesome! It was very well thought out and the parts were very evenly distributed. No one had a “big role” or felt that their character was smaller. It was a blast. Costume ideas were given and everyone came dressed in their character’s clothing. Very easy to throw together and we all looked great. I would love to play one of these again!

  6. The Redbud Garden Club Murder was fantastic! I really thought my character matched me perfectly. I enjoyed playing this part, I thought it was a great day for all of us ladies.

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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 - Innuendo and suggestions of previous relationships with Seymour.
A murder - violence suggested.
Comic Mischief - Depictions or dialogue involving slapstick or suggestive humour.
Suggestive Themes - Mild references or materials and innuendo.

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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:
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  • The evening entertainment was great and the confusion made it great fun!"
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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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