They Do It With Pom Poms (all girl)

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Wavingsfield is a well-to-do town, on the outskirts of Beverly Hills.

As one could expect, competition is stiff among the girls in Wavingsfield for the Starburzt squad, but no-one would have believed just how competitive it was until Nora Lyve, the newest addition to the Starburzt squad was found dead in the store room.

Only in her second term at the school, one would have thought that Nora hadn’t had the time to make any enemies, but strangely there is no shortage of suspects amongst her team mates, school friends and the Starburzt club committee members.

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Characters in the 6 player game:

Sunnie D. Light – The golden girl.
Beautiful Sunnie, leading member of the Starburzt cheerleading team, knows just what to wear to tune in to the latest fashion trends.

Jane Planer – Odd jobs Jane can fix it!
The maintenance person around the clubhouse, Jane’s tool belt is never far away. She goes everywhere in overalls and protective boots.

Virginia Planer – A strong, plain flower
Mum struggles to make ends meet, so Virginia makes do with supermarket brand sports clothes or hand-me-downs.

Dustie Bouquet – Dustie will always leave a shine.
The gossiping cleaner at the Starburzt club, cheery Dustie is always seen with her overalls, bucket, polish and duster.

Justine Has been – Justine has been there, seen it, done it.
Justine is an ex-professional cheerleader, hanging on to history. She still has the stories, tracksuits and trainers from the good old days!

Chloe Subbut – The nearly girl.
Chloe wears the rights clothes in the wrong combinations. Not quite in with the “in”; crowd, but that just makes her try even harder…

Additional characters for the 8 player game

Candy Gastly – Sweet by name, not by nature.
You are a dead ringer for pop star Pink and dress to accentuate it, with your aggressive punk style and your fishnet stockings.

Imogen Ryno – All fast food and feisty, look out when Ryno charges!
An angry young woman, dressed to suit. A cheerleader? No way. Imogen would never dream of being so girly.

Additional characters for the 10 player game

Mannie Talks – Classic car and classy clothes!
A young, stylish, confident but brash committee member, Mannie’s designer labels reflect her love of one-upmanship.

Cara Hawker – Life’s been cruel to poor old Cara!
Club treasurer Cara’s high life and gladrags are looking downtrodden now. But is she bitter? Better believe it!

Additional characters for the 12 player game

Sian Bollick – Sian might be organised. One day.
Forgetful, dotty, disorganised, Sian is lucky if her shoes match each other, let alone her outfit – which may well be inside out.

Robyn Mind – She’s loving angels instead.
Always wearing her fan club regalia, Robyn speaks fluent Robbie lyrics. Robbie Williams is her only interest in life.

Additional characters for the 14 player game

Fran Sparant – Support for the Starburzt team.
Too plain to make the cheerleading squad, Fran is content to join them on tour supplying the girls with refreshments between routines.

Leah Tard – Cheerleading coach.
With large pompoms and a short skirt, Leah really knows her stuff and isn’t afraid to show off.

Additional characters for the 16 player game

Kiki De’Leggs – French exchange student.
With fabulous legs that she loves to show off, Kiki really makes the most of her mini-skirted cheerleading outfit.

May Kowt – Early developer.
All bust and hormones, May is into excessive make-up, revealing clothes and is way ahead of the other girls in her year.

Additional characters for the 18 player game

Ginny Tonic – Beauty school drop out.
A rebel at school, Ginny carries a hip flask and is often tempting other girls into bad behaviour.

Ali Upp – Gymnastic instructor for the Starburzt team.
Forever coaching the girls in their ever more adventurous gymnastic routines, Ali is fit, sleek and likes to show off her body.

Additional characters for the 20 player game

Polly Ester – Fashion victim.
With fake tan, fake lashes, fake nails and fake hair extensions, Polly just loves her bling, and can’t get enough!

Lauren Hooper – The archetypal bored teenager.
Dressed in tracksuit bottoms and hoodie, she’s not really into cheerleading. But then, she’s not really into anything.

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.

3 reviews for They Do It With Pom Poms (all girl)

  1. I have played lots of murder mystery games before – mostly boxed sets – but this was head and shoulders above the others. I have a really fantastic time, as did the everyone at the party. Now I can’t wait until the next one!

  2. Thankyou so much for all your help and I am so impressed how you look after your customers,nothing has been too much trouble. I have recommended your website and I shall hopefully be back for another party,maybe even for myself!!!

  3. (verified owner)

    This was amazing. For our daughter’s 11th birthday we held a murder mystery dinner party. All the girls came dressed as the characters and were prepared to act! This was a blast. Highly recommend. Customer service A+++ Play script A+++ I would buy again. Hosting a party is simple – Red Herring thought of everything.

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This game is rated Teen
This game contains:

Content that may be suitable for persons ages 13 and older.

Sexual Themes - Romantic relationships are discussed.
A murder - violence suggested.
"Making out" and consuming alcohol underage is mentioned in the 16-20 player kits


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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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