The Return of the Sultan’s Pyjamas

1 review | Write your Review
thereturnofthesultanspjs

A dinner party underway at the Holiday Lodge Hotel is cut short when one of the guests returns back to say that the body of the Tremaine’s maid has been discovered. Later on the inspector sent to investigate the crime reports that the Tremaine’s jewel the “Sultan’s Pyjamas” appears to have been stolen, but they are all very surprised when another guest, Sheik Abdul Hazzar produces the diamond which he claims has been in his possession for some time.

While the investigation is underway a man attending a Star Trek convention also dies suspiciously in full view. The question is: who is the murderer?

By buying this product you can collect up to 169 loyalty points, which will be worth £8.45 to spend on your next purchase.

1 review for The Return of the Sultan’s Pyjamas

  1. We played The Return of the Sultan’s Pyjamas at my 50th birthday party and invited about 60 church friends and had an absolute blast. The negotiating and conniving among tables was more fun for us than anything else. I definitely would like to get more of the same style of mystery games.

Add a review

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.

The Cast:


Detective Inspector I. B. Clueless
– The policeman sent to solve the crime
Efficient in his own peculiar way, Ian Buchanan Clueless has an unusual method of solving crimes – he involves everyone! If anything he is more like a bungling detective than a methodical one, but it has to be said, he does get results.

Mr Patrick Tremaine – Wealthy business man
Patrick Tremaine is a wealthy ostentatious snob, but is nice with it. He is loud, pompous and showy, but very caring of his friends and family. He is deeply in love with his wife. He has dressed for dinner and is in a smart dinner suit.

Mrs Veronica Tremaine – Mr Tremaine’s wife with expensive tastes.
Mrs Tremaine lives the high life. She enjoys company, and is a great conversationalist. She comes across as very posh, and occasionally a little snobby. She is great friends with her husband’s secretary Miss Cavandish.

Justin Hughes – attending a Star Trek Convention
Justin is a geek who is attending a Star Trek Convention in the hotel, which explains why he is dressed as a Vulcan, with the pointy ears, basin hair cut, yellowy skin and shimmery robes.

Miss Felicity Cavandish – The Tremaines’ Secretary
Miss Felicity Cavandish is a friendly woman about the same age as Veronica Tremaine. As well as having a very good professional relationship with her employer, she has become a friend of the family and is very well liked. She is always willing to help out, and put herself out for other people.

Nigel Carratt – Attending a diamond conference.
Nigel Carratt is a friendly business man, expansive and generous, taking everyone into an apparent warm circle of trust. He is ostensibly here for a diamond conference, (hence the business suit) but in actual fact, Nigel is a black marketier and has been trading in stolen diamonds and working at insurance fraud for many years.

Sheik Abdul Hazzar – A wealthy Arab
Sheik Abdul Hazzar comes from Egypt. He is dark skinned, but has a refined British accent despite his white robes, red headdress and decorative sword. He is very proper in attitude and gallant with the women.

Never run a large group mystery before? Then don’t panic!

This format of game is ideal for novice hosts.

This particular game format requires 7 (or 8) cast who can also participate as “detectives” to if wished, use of 1 large room with stage area, and a few easy to obtain prop clues.

This mystery requires very little rehearsal time, and the cast do not need to learn any lengthy back story. Cast can usually manage to perform the short skits after just 30 minutes to an hour run through on the day, or can act “script in hand” throughout the performance.

Two murders occurs during the event. Usually one happens before the first script (and is announced within that script, and one occurs mid way through the evening.

Your guests will play the role of detectives. You can have any number of detectives, your only limit is the size of your room, and confidence of your cast. Performing for large groups over 100 in number, your cast may benefit from added sound support.

The audience will watch 2 fully acted scenes, witness two murders and will be required to solve the case by bartering and exchanging clues between the teams in order to see as much information about the case as possible.

This style of murder mystery usually works best with 40+ guests.

This murder mystery game includes:

Instructions for running this murder mystery.
Invitations
Scripts for each round
Table Clues A and B
Guest instructions and Answer Sheet
Making the most of your theme- ideas for decoration / activities
Money off voucher towards next purchase

Purchase Options

Clear

Earn up to 169 Loyalty Points.

This game is rated Teen
This game contains:

Content that may be suitable for ages 13 and older.

Including:
Murder - Two murders have been undertaken, so violence is suggested. One murder occurs during the game.
Suggestive Themes - Mild provocative references or materials and sexual innuendo.

@RedHerringGames

Floss has clearly had a tough day at the office meeting and greeting couriers and painters and decorators.… https://t.co/JnrFJViw6B
busy day planning. And Printing. And Plotting. And Packaging. And now I'm shrinkwrapping, and it doesn't begin with a P. :-( @emmaRHG
RT @emmaRHG: Arrived in the office to find @Redherringgames being very rude about the printers! Here we go again... #definitelyChristmaspl
@PurePunjabiLtd It might be!!
Is it wrong to be terribly excited about a printer??
"Join us for Team Building Murder Mystery at Lees Hall Golf Club - Sheffield " https://t.co/LUr86bTY17
Join us for Team Building Murder Mystery at @LeesHallGC - Sheffield https://t.co/LUr86bTY17 @EmmaRHG
@eamonngriffin @SamEades Evidence tape, coroners toe tags, evidence labels, photography cards, flags... and we can… https://t.co/manv6O0vvB
@eamonngriffin @SamEades We can certainly help! We have evidence bags, CSI tape, Police tape, fingerprint kits, Gu… https://t.co/ZB00tgExQM
Wishing @emmaRHG a very Happy Birthday today. https://t.co/VgKBTa6EpN

Flexible and fun!

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!!!!!  

Newsletter

© Red Herring Games Ltd. Company No. 07753101 VAT No. GB 168 2160 09 | Professional Website Management Web Design Company and SEO Agency REDSE7EN