Who Lynched Lee Prechaun?

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The quiet little Irish town of Killfenny is both picturesque and traditional. Life in the village has continued pretty much as it has done since it was first constructed in 1901 and all the residents are happy, at least, they were until recently…

Lee Prechaun, the current owner of the Prechaun Family Estate has plans to demolish over half the village and modernise the area with an extensive pleasure complex and designer shopping mall.

The villagers are up in arms and an urgent meeting is called in the village hall to oppose the plans. However, when the villagers arrive they find that someone has already dealt with the proposal! Lee Prechaun is dead. Strung from the rafters!

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Characters in the 6 player game:

Michael Flatfeet – Irish Dancer
Inventor of Riverbounce, Michael is always dressed in black trousers and a silky shirt, ready to high kick in time to any music.

Molly Malone – Fishmonger
A pretty girl despite her apron, Molly is a bit of a heart throb and rarely without her cockles and mussels alive alive-o.

Father Ned – Priest
In dog collar and typical black attire, Father Ned is a quietly spoken kind gentleman with a strong streak of sarcasm.

Dani Boye – Irish Singer
Ethnically dressed, and blessed with her own guitar, Dani cannot help but break into song even when the pipes, the pipes aren’t playing.

Toby Shure – Estate Labourer
A hard worker in checked shirt, Toby is rarely seen without his barrow, spade or plough.

Ginny Ess – Pub landlady
A fiery red-head, Ginny’s smile compliments her ample bust and barmaid appearance.

Additional characters in the 8 player game:

Seamus All – Jockey
Rarely without his riding hat, and often seen in jodhpurs Seamus’ colours are as popular on the racing field, as he is with the girls.

Anna Domini – Historian.
A specialist in the Book of Kells, Anna is as ornamented as the letters she researches, with clashing colours and gold decorative touches.

Additional characters in the 10 player game:

Pat Ayto – Potato Farmer
In wellies and waterproof jacket, Pat is ready to dig in any condition and like his tatties is a little grubby round the edges.

Sister Rose Ariee
– Nun
In her habit, Sister Rose Ariee is a perfectionist and a little too saintly to be true.

Additional characters in the 12 player game:

Murphy Slaw
– Mad Cap inventor
Accident prone and dressed in tweed, Murphy’s behaviour is sometimes as erratic as his hair.

Leticia Limerick – Poet
Relaxed and informal, Leticia is as homespun as you can get, but always carries around a notebook and pen to record any worthwhile muse.

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 Who Lynched Lee Prechaun?

  1. I hosted this murder mystery party last weekend and it was a great success. We all enjoyed ourselves thoroughly and everyone got into the spirit of it and we had a great evening. It was the first Red Herring murder mystery party I have tried and I was very impressed. Can’t wait to try another one and with Christmas and New Year around the corner I think that will be very soon.

  2. Who Lynched Lee Precaun was the 3rd mystery adapted for us by Jo. It was brilliant, hilarious and thoroughly enjoyed by all. A crowd have a weekend away every March, so, there were plenty of St Patrick’s Day decorations to put us in the appropriate mood! I’m about to order my 4th mystery – can’t wait to get started, the crowd are really looking forward to it!! Definately 5 stars!

  3. I host about 4 murder-mystery parties a year with close friends and family members. There can be anywhere from 10 to 14 of us, depending on how everyone’s schedules are going. When I decided to host a party in March, I looked around for a St. Patrick’s Day party. A few I got from other sites just were’nt what I was looking for. Then, my search engine pulled up the Red Herring Games website. I have been in love every since! Who Lynched Lee Prechaun is a fun game to host. It’s simple, the characters are pretty much everyday people, so the costumes are easy to assemble. I’ve bought other games by Joanne Smedley before, and she’s an awesome writer. She’s very funny and her plots are simple to follow, yet with a few tricks here and there to keep you guessing. My guests and I had a great time playing this game, complete with very very bad Irish accents. I hosted the game in my den, which has a small bar, so we switched the setting to Ginny’s pub and the game worked out great. I decorated for St. Patty’s Day and we even followed some of the recipes given with the game. Everything was perfect, the party went smoothly and my guests had a great time. I really like the format of the Red Herring Games. They are so simple to use, and you get so much. Also, if you check some of the prices from other sites, you’ll notice Red Herring has some really great deals and the 10% off coupon is a really great bonus. You can tell the people behind this site take pride in what they do, and they offer a complete package. I didn’t need any help, but I’ve seen some reviews that say all the authors are very helpful if you have questions. You also get to download a free preview, so really, how can you go wrong? Thank you for a wonderful and easy evening of fun and games with family and friends. I have since purchased a variety of titles and can’t wait to enjoy them as well. Keep up the great work!

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This game is rated Mature
This game contains:

Content that may be suitable for persons ages 17 and older.
Alcohol Reference - Reference to alcoholic beverages.
Comic Mischief - Depictions or dialogue involving slapstick or suggestive humour
Language - Mild to moderate use of profanity
Mature Humor - Depictions or dialogue involving "adult" humour, including sexual references
Sexual Themes - References to complex marital relationships, affairs, sleeping around, illigitimate children and paternity issues.
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:
  • "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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