Which Guide Lied?

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Every Girl Guide promises to do her best and the members of the Griffin Patrol are certainly no exception.

This patrol is famous for their fun activities and camaraderie and its members headed out on the current camping activity certain that a good time would be enjoyed by all.

And everyone was having a good time…until Peg Puller didn’t show up when the dinner gong sounded. She was discovered in her tent…dead!  Who had killed Peg Puller?

Which Guide lied?

By buying this product you can collect up to 71 loyalty points, which will be worth £3.55 to spend on your next purchase.

Characters in the 6 player game:

Iona Woggle – the negotiator
Iona is famous for her ability to bring two groups together She wears her Guide uniform.

Fay Ben-Powell – the natural leader
Carrying a copy of the Guide Promise and Law, this descendant of Agnes Baden-Powell believes her natural place is in first place.

Ivanna Sleep – the natural napper
Ivanna carries a pillow and wears a nightcap in case the urge to nap overwhelms her.

Gail Warnin � the BBC weather presenter-in-training
Gail carries her barometer, her umbrella and wears sunglasses.

Daisy Chain – the nature lover
Daisy wears a crown of flowers and carries a diary to note her wildflower and bird sightings.

Barbie Kew – the meat eater
Barbie wears a barbeque apron and carries a pair of tongs.

Additional characters in the 8 player game:

Anita Whee – the improver
Anita carries a supply of toilet roll as she believes in being well prepared!

Rosie Smyle – the actress
Rosie has a play script in her hand and stars in her eyes.

Additional characters in the 10 player game:

Cara Vann – the posh girl
With her mobile and her laptop, Cara�s idea of roughing it is having no room service.

Maura Tea – the hospitable Guide
Maura is never far from the tea pot and carries biscuits with her in case of emergency.

Additional characters in the 12 player game:

Honor Owne– the social media girl
Honor prefers social networking than face-to-face reality.

Sharon Sharalike – the socialist
Sharon carries a small red flag and is prone to striking spontaneously.

Additional characters in the 14 player game:

Lotta Smores – the chocolate lover
Lotta is all about chocolate and has the bars to prove it.

Coco Pops – the fashion expert
Coco is dressed in the latest fashion and has a fabulous manicure.

Additional characters in the 16 player game:

May Day – Holly�s twin sister and first aid expert
May has flowers in her hair, plasters in her pocket and a life preserver in her hand.

Holly Day – May�s twin sister
Dressed in red and green, Holly is a jolly soul and always up for a laugh.

Additional characters in the 18 player game:

Ina Tents – the sensitive Guide
Ina speaks softly and carries a big umbrella. She dislikes being outdoors.

Candy Floss – the friendly Guide
With a pink bow in her hair and a bag of sweets to share, Candy always looks on the bright side and has a smile for everyone.

Additional characters in the 20 player game:

Ann Dwarmer – the sailor
Ann may wear gloves to warm her chilly hands, but this Guide has a warm heart.

Wendy Daye – the picky eater
Wendy wears her spotless Guide uniform and carries a list of what she doesn�t like to eat.

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)

1 review for Which Guide Lied?

  1. (verified owner)

    My Guides LOVED this! We set up our meeting place as an indoor campsite, we had a “real” dead body at the girls request lying in a very messy pop up tent with sleeping bags, inflatable mats, pillows , clothes etc all round her. Poor Peg puller was made from pillows, tight stuffed with towels and insulation tubes, clothes, a wig and a hat she looked rather creepy. Of course she had a unit neckerchief round her neck too. I also took along my indoor camp fire and some camping tables and lanterns etc. All the girls came with their own camping chairs etc. Lots of laughing, I had allowed the girls to choose what character they wanted and they really played to their role with their outfits and props. Honor Owne hardly sat still taking selfies with just about everyone including Peg Puller. Permission to play continuously with her phone during a guide meeting was heaven for this girl. I already have a request to play it again with the local Ranger guides.

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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.

Purchase Options

Earn up to 71 Loyalty Points.

This game is rated Everyone
This game contains:

content that may be suitable for persons ages 9 and older.

A murder - violence suggested.


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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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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.  

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