The Transylvanian Trap

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TheTransylvanianTrap

Welcome to the Transylvanian Hotel, a popular resort for the adventurous vampire-curious tourist.

Tonight however, the Transylvanian Hotel plays host to it’s very own vampire attack! John Gray, one of the hotel’s many paying guests, is discovered dead in his room just before dinner. The apparent cause of death – two puncture wounds in his neck and a distinct shortage of blood.

The question is: can he or she be found before they strike again?

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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 Drake Ula
– The policeman sent to solve the crime
Efficient in his own peculiar way, Inspector Drake Ula has an unusual method of solving crimes – he involves everyone! Yet it has to be said, he does get results.

Count Dan Sylvania
– Hotel Manager
Dressed as a vampire in gothic clothing, Count Dan Sylvania has a pale face, dark hair and wears a pair of fake vampire fangs to aid his appearance for the tourists. Although the costume is all show – he is actually a distant relative of Count Dracula.

Nurse Primrose Banks
– Hotel Nurse.
Efficient and friendly, in a typical nurse’s uniform, Nurse Primrose Banks can be a formidable force to be reckoned with when she feels her patients are at risk.

Egor – Butler
Tall, and large, with grey hair, a pale face and an angular jaw, Egor is a typical horror movie butler with a dark suit, dust on the shoulders and very little to say.

Seymour Castles – Vampire Tour Guide
Enthusiastic and lively; wearing casual, practical, weatherproof gear, Seymour is a typical tour guide: prepared for everything, except perhaps, a murder!

Vladimir Morozov
– Vampire Hunter.
Thick set, with bushy eyebrows, determined expression and dark combat gear, Vladimir Morozov is equipped and ready to do battle with the forces of darkness.

Penny Gray
– Tourist and wife of the deceased
Attractive in anything, but usually seen in hiking gear, Penny Gray is positively relishing her holiday in Romania. She has seen the sights, done the vampire tour and now – to cap things all off, her husband has been murdered – by a vampire no less!

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

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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.
Sexual Themes - Seymour Castles and Penny Gray are attracted to each other, but have not yet made any advances as Penny is married.

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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!!!!!  

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