youonlydieonce

You Only Die Once

After many years of exemplary service M (the head of MI 6) is retiring. And what a bash it is! Friends, colleagues, and even criminal masterminds have put in an appearance. In fact, it would be safe to say that everyone who is anyone is there to see he gets a good send off.

Well, everyone that is except Roger Damsels, 006 ¾, MI 6’s top secret agent. When a search is undertaken for the celebrated spy, he is discovered dead in his room, leaving M with one last crime to solve before he can retire.

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This Game is Rated:

Teen

This game contains:

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

Including:
Sexual Themes – Depictions of two-timing relationships (though no references to sexual relationships.)
A murder – violence suggested.
Alcohol Reference – Reference to and/or images of alcoholic beverages.
Drug Reference – Reference to caffeine tablets.
Comic Mischief – Depictions or dialogue involving slapstick or suggestive humor.
Suggestive Themes – Mild provocative references or materials and sexual innuendo.
Mentions of a baby as the result of a relationship.

What is included?

Example pre-printed boxed set

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Character booklets/scripts

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Inspector CD / script

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Instruction book

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Decoration and recipe suggestions

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Invitations

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Character name Labels

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Invitation envelopes

Reviews:

7 reviews for You Only Die Once

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Happy Customer

    We used this as entertainment for our Homemakers “Mens Night” party. Everyone had a fabulous time. The ages of our players ranged from 30 to 82 and everyone loved it. We are currently planning next years party and will once again rely on Red Herring to ensure its success.

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How it works:

Never hosted a murder mystery before?

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 in a handy 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 (MP3 with a download or CD with a boxed set) 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!

How does a “download and print at home” kit work?

Each “download and print at home” kit is provided as a zip file containing a set of PDF files for you to print at home, and a selection of MP3 files to use on the night.

Each dinner party game requires use of a printer and A4 paper (approx. 80 sheets for a 6 player kit – 240 sheets for a 20 player kit), 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 order the game you’ll be sent a link to download the files you need.  The file will be a zip file.  This can be opened with a zip compatible program on your computer.  If you struggle to open zip files – we can email you the game directly over several emails instead – just contact us after purchase to arrange this.

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

How does a “Pre-printed box set” work?

This is the easiest way to play.  Everything you need will arrive in a box, pre-printed, directly to your door.

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 script in a sealed envelope so you don’t find out the solution by accident!
  • Making the most of your theme and recipe suggestion booklet.
  • Money off voucher towards next purchase (printed inside the booklets)

We always ship within 24 hours meaning orders arrive as quickly as possible.

As each game is printed on demand, we can also provide a customisation service on any order.  See details further down the page on what we can do to tailor this game to your party.

Characters in the game:

6 players

Gold Thumb – The man with the Midas touch
Dripping in gold accessories and expensive clothing, Gold Thumb probably carries more carat than cash.

Kitty With-Claws – A pussy cat you wouldn’t want to mess with
This well dressed beauty is more than equipped to kill any would be suitor.

Scaryminger – The man with the golden bum
Living on a desert island, Scaryminger is always able to perfect his all over tan, right to his third nipple.

Cuttlefishy – More than a sweet distraction
With floaty dresses and serene expression you could be mistaken into thinking Cuttlefishy was an easy catch.

Ernst FuzzyFelt – The man with the white cat
Despite his keen love of white felines, Ernst’s dark suit never even carries a hair.

Miss Penny Farthing – Secretary
In business suit, or undercover, Miss Penny Farthing has never yet succumbed to any spy’s advances.

8 players

Gold Thumb – The man with the Midas touch
Dripping in gold accessories and expensive clothing, Gold Thumb probably carries more carat than cash.

Kitty With-Claws – A pussy cat you wouldn’t want to mess with
This well dressed beauty is more than equipped to kill any would be suitor.

Scaryminger – The man with the golden bum
Living on a desert island, Scaryminger is always able to perfect his all over tan, right to his third nipple.

Cuttlefishy – More than a sweet distraction
With floaty dresses and serene expression you could be mistaken into thinking Cuttlefishy was an easy catch.

Ernst FuzzyFelt – The man with the white cat
Despite his keen love of white felines, Ernst’s dark suit never even carries a hair.

Miss Penny Farthing – Secretary
In business suit, or undercover, Miss Penny Farthing has never yet succumbed to any spy’s advances.

Dr Yes – Or is it No? Perhaps Undecided would be a better title
On one of his rare appearances away from his island, Dr Yes is simply a man in a suit – but with a dastardly plan.

Xenia Onabottom – A woman who knows how to take care of herself
With fast cars, glitzy dresses and the ability to kill with her thighs, Xenia is a nice girl when you get to know her – honest!

10 players

Gold Thumb – The man with the Midas touch
Dripping in gold accessories and expensive clothing, Gold Thumb probably carries more carat than cash.

Kitty With-Claws – A pussy cat you wouldn’t want to mess with
This well dressed beauty is more than equipped to kill any would be suitor.

Scaryminger – The man with the golden bum
Living on a desert island, Scaryminger is always able to perfect his all over tan, right to his third nipple.

Cuttlefishy – More than a sweet distraction
With floaty dresses and serene expression you could be mistaken into thinking Cuttlefishy was an easy catch.

Ernst FuzzyFelt – The man with the white cat
Despite his keen love of white felines, Ernst’s dark suit never even carries a hair.

Miss Penny Farthing – Secretary
In business suit, or undercover, Miss Penny Farthing has never yet succumbed to any spy’s advances.

Dr Yes – Or is it No? Perhaps Undecided would be a better title
On one of his rare appearances away from his island, Dr Yes is simply a man in a suit – but with a dastardly plan.

Xenia Onabottom – A woman who knows how to take care of herself
With fast cars, glitzy dresses and the ability to kill with her thighs, Xenia is a nice girl when you get to know her – honest!

Felix Heavier – An ally within the CIA
When you want to send for the heavy mob, Felix is your man. He has a full six pack, as well as enough ammunition to sink a battleship.

Quadruple X – The Russian spy
In snow gear, or flimsy Egyptian dresses, Quadruple X is still a force to be reckoned with.

12 players

Gold Thumb – The man with the Midas touch
Dripping in gold accessories and expensive clothing, Gold Thumb probably carries more carat than cash.

Kitty With-Claws – A pussy cat you wouldn’t want to mess with
This well dressed beauty is more than equipped to kill any would be suitor.

Scaryminger – The man with the golden bum
Living on a desert island, Scaryminger is always able to perfect his all over tan, right to his third nipple.

Cuttlefishy – More than a sweet distraction
With floaty dresses and serene expression you could be mistaken into thinking Cuttlefishy was an easy catch.

Ernst FuzzyFelt – The man with the white cat
Despite his keen love of white felines, Ernst’s dark suit never even carries a hair.

Miss Penny Farthing – Secretary
In business suit, or undercover, Miss Penny Farthing has never yet succumbed to any spy’s advances.

Dr Yes – Or is it No? Perhaps Undecided would be a better title
On one of his rare appearances away from his island, Dr Yes is simply a man in a suit – but with a dastardly plan.

Xenia Onabottom – A woman who knows how to take care of herself
With fast cars, glitzy dresses and the ability to kill with her thighs, Xenia is a nice girl when you get to know her – honest!

Felix Heavier – An ally within the CIA
When you want to send for the heavy mob, Felix is your man. He has a full six pack, as well as enough ammunition to sink a battleship.

Quadruple X – The Russian spy
In snow gear, or flimsy Egyptian dresses, Quadruple X is still a force to be reckoned with.

Gnaws – A solid tower of a henchman
Gnaws did have a nice smile, but unfortunately, frequent visits to the dentist have left him with more fillings than teeth.

Dr. Easter Jones – A scientific beauty
In vest top and shorts, or greasy overalls, there’s no denying Jones has a perfect figure, even if it is only 3.1415926.

14 players

Gold Thumb – The man with the Midas touch
Dripping in gold accessories and expensive clothing, Gold Thumb probably carries more carat than cash.

Kitty With-Claws – A pussy cat you wouldn’t want to mess with
This well dressed beauty is more than equipped to kill any would be suitor.

Scaryminger – The man with the golden bum
Living on a desert island, Scaryminger is always able to perfect his all over tan, right to his third nipple.

Cuttlefishy – More than a sweet distraction
With floaty dresses and serene expression you could be mistaken into thinking Cuttlefishy was an easy catch.

Ernst FuzzyFelt – The man with the white cat
Despite his keen love of white felines, Ernst’s dark suit never even carries a hair.

Miss Penny Farthing – Secretary
In business suit, or undercover, Miss Penny Farthing has never yet succumbed to any spy’s advances.

Dr Yes – Or is it No? Perhaps Undecided would be a better title
On one of his rare appearances away from his island, Dr Yes is simply a man in a suit – but with a dastardly plan.

Xenia Onabottom – A woman who knows how to take care of herself
With fast cars, glitzy dresses and the ability to kill with her thighs, Xenia is a nice girl when you get to know her – honest!

Felix Heavier – An ally within the CIA
When you want to send for the heavy mob, Felix is your man. He has a full six pack, as well as enough ammunition to sink a battleship.

Quadruple X – The Russian spy
In snow gear, or flimsy Egyptian dresses, Quadruple X is still a force to be reckoned with.

Gnaws – A solid tower of a henchman
Gnaws did have a nice smile, but unfortunately, frequent visits to the dentist have left him with more fillings than teeth.

Dr. Easter Jones – A scientific beauty
In vest top and shorts, or greasy overalls, there’s no denying Jones has a perfect figure, even if it is only 3.1415926.

Q – Master of gadgets at MI6.
Wearing a white lab coat and always having an array of top secret equipment to hand, Q is the only man in MI6 who packs more gadgets than the spies!

Dr Molly Hotflush – MI6 physician.
An attractive white-coated medical professional, Dr. Hotflush often wears a short skirted suit and heels under her white coat and is always on duty

16 players

Gold Thumb – The man with the Midas touch
Dripping in gold accessories and expensive clothing, Gold Thumb probably carries more carat than cash.

Kitty With-Claws – A pussy cat you wouldn’t want to mess with
This well dressed beauty is more than equipped to kill any would be suitor.

Scaryminger – The man with the golden bum
Living on a desert island, Scaryminger is always able to perfect his all over tan, right to his third nipple.

Cuttlefishy – More than a sweet distraction
With floaty dresses and serene expression you could be mistaken into thinking Cuttlefishy was an easy catch.

Ernst FuzzyFelt – The man with the white cat
Despite his keen love of white felines, Ernst’s dark suit never even carries a hair.

Miss Penny Farthing – Secretary
In business suit, or undercover, Miss Penny Farthing has never yet succumbed to any spy’s advances.

Dr Yes – Or is it No? Perhaps Undecided would be a better title
On one of his rare appearances away from his island, Dr Yes is simply a man in a suit – but with a dastardly plan.

Xenia Onabottom – A woman who knows how to take care of herself
With fast cars, glitzy dresses and the ability to kill with her thighs, Xenia is a nice girl when you get to know her – honest!

Felix Heavier – An ally within the CIA
When you want to send for the heavy mob, Felix is your man. He has a full six pack, as well as enough ammunition to sink a battleship.

Quadruple X – The Russian spy
In snow gear, or flimsy Egyptian dresses, Quadruple X is still a force to be reckoned with.

Gnaws – A solid tower of a henchman
Gnaws did have a nice smile, but unfortunately, frequent visits to the dentist have left him with more fillings than teeth.

Dr. Easter Jones – A scientific beauty
In vest top and shorts, or greasy overalls, there’s no denying Jones has a perfect figure, even if it is only 3.1415926.

Q – Master of gadgets at MI6.
Wearing a white lab coat and always having an array of top secret equipment to hand, Q is the only man in MI6 who packs more gadgets than the spies!

Dr Molly Hotflush – MI6 physician.
An attractive white-coated medical professional, Dr. Hotflush often wears a short skirted suit and heels under her white coat and is always on duty

Ivanna Romp– Masseuse.
Sultry and seductive, Ivanna has a calming Austrian accent and very smooth skin.

Elliot Palaver – Media mogul.
Cleanly pressed and never without his palmtop and other gadgets, Elliot isn’t a man to mess with.

18 players

Gold Thumb – The man with the Midas touch
Dripping in gold accessories and expensive clothing, Gold Thumb probably carries more carat than cash.

Kitty With-Claws – A pussy cat you wouldn’t want to mess with
This well dressed beauty is more than equipped to kill any would be suitor.

Scaryminger – The man with the golden bum
Living on a desert island, Scaryminger is always able to perfect his all over tan, right to his third nipple.

Cuttlefishy – More than a sweet distraction
With floaty dresses and serene expression you could be mistaken into thinking Cuttlefishy was an easy catch.

Ernst FuzzyFelt – The man with the white cat
Despite his keen love of white felines, Ernst’s dark suit never even carries a hair.

Miss Penny Farthing – Secretary
In business suit, or undercover, Miss Penny Farthing has never yet succumbed to any spy’s advances.

Dr Yes – Or is it No? Perhaps Undecided would be a better title
On one of his rare appearances away from his island, Dr Yes is simply a man in a suit – but with a dastardly plan.

Xenia Onabottom – A woman who knows how to take care of herself
With fast cars, glitzy dresses and the ability to kill with her thighs, Xenia is a nice girl when you get to know her – honest!

Felix Heavier – An ally within the CIA
When you want to send for the heavy mob, Felix is your man. He has a full six pack, as well as enough ammunition to sink a battleship.

Quadruple X – The Russian spy
In snow gear, or flimsy Egyptian dresses, Quadruple X is still a force to be reckoned with.

Gnaws – A solid tower of a henchman
Gnaws did have a nice smile, but unfortunately, frequent visits to the dentist have left him with more fillings than teeth.

Dr. Easter Jones – A scientific beauty
In vest top and shorts, or greasy overalls, there’s no denying Jones has a perfect figure, even if it is only 3.1415926.

Q – Master of gadgets at MI6.
Wearing a white lab coat and always having an array of top secret equipment to hand, Q is the only man in MI6 who packs more gadgets than the spies!

Dr Molly Hotflush – MI6 physician.
An attractive white-coated medical professional, Dr. Hotflush often wears a short skirted suit and heels under her white coat and is always on duty

Ivanna Romp– Masseuse.
Sultry and seductive, Ivanna has a calming Austrian accent and very smooth skin.

Elliot Palaver – Media mogul.
Cleanly pressed and never without his palmtop and other gadgets, Elliot isn’t a man to mess with.

Kissy Goodnight – Japanese secret agent.
An attractive woman with an athletic figure, Kissy is fond of her cultural heritage and will often don a kimono when she isn’t running around in a swimsuit.

Snick Snack – Henchman.
More British than the British, Snick Snack is a short Chinaman in a black suit with a bowler hat.

20 players

Gold Thumb – The man with the Midas touch
Dripping in gold accessories and expensive clothing, Gold Thumb probably carries more carat than cash.

Kitty With-Claws – A pussy cat you wouldn’t want to mess with
This well dressed beauty is more than equipped to kill any would be suitor.

Scaryminger – The man with the golden bum
Living on a desert island, Scaryminger is always able to perfect his all over tan, right to his third nipple.

Cuttlefishy – More than a sweet distraction
With floaty dresses and serene expression you could be mistaken into thinking Cuttlefishy was an easy catch.

Ernst FuzzyFelt – The man with the white cat
Despite his keen love of white felines, Ernst’s dark suit never even carries a hair.

Miss Penny Farthing – Secretary
In business suit, or undercover, Miss Penny Farthing has never yet succumbed to any spy’s advances.

Dr Yes – Or is it No? Perhaps Undecided would be a better title
On one of his rare appearances away from his island, Dr Yes is simply a man in a suit – but with a dastardly plan.

Xenia Onabottom – A woman who knows how to take care of herself
With fast cars, glitzy dresses and the ability to kill with her thighs, Xenia is a nice girl when you get to know her – honest!

Felix Heavier – An ally within the CIA
When you want to send for the heavy mob, Felix is your man. He has a full six pack, as well as enough ammunition to sink a battleship.

Quadruple X – The Russian spy
In snow gear, or flimsy Egyptian dresses, Quadruple X is still a force to be reckoned with.

Gnaws – A solid tower of a henchman
Gnaws did have a nice smile, but unfortunately, frequent visits to the dentist have left him with more fillings than teeth.

Dr. Easter Jones – A scientific beauty
In vest top and shorts, or greasy overalls, there’s no denying Jones has a perfect figure, even if it is only 3.1415926.

Q – Master of gadgets at MI6.
Wearing a white lab coat and always having an array of top secret equipment to hand, Q is the only man in MI6 who packs more gadgets than the spies!

Dr Molly Hotflush – MI6 physician.
An attractive white-coated medical professional, Dr. Hotflush often wears a short skirted suit and heels under her white coat and is always on duty

Ivanna Romp– Masseuse.
Sultry and seductive, Ivanna has a calming Austrian accent and very smooth skin.

Elliot Palaver – Media mogul.
Cleanly pressed and never without his palmtop and other gadgets, Elliot isn’t a man to mess with.

Kissy Goodnight – Japanese secret agent.
An attractive woman with an athletic figure, Kissy is fond of her cultural heritage and will often don a kimono when she isn’t running around in a swimsuit.

Snick Snack – Henchman.
More British than the British, Snick Snack is a short Chinaman in a black suit with a bowler hat.

Elektra Queen – Oil baroness.
Seductively dressed and impressively bejewelled, Electra is a beauty with a very cold heart.

Le Chevre – Banker to the world’s terrorist organisations.
With scarring around his eyes and a tendency to cry blood, Le Chevre is immaculately dressed and never without a deck of cards.

Customise this game

This game can be customised to fit your event for an additional fee.

It’s hard to give “ball park” figures for what different customisations would cost however we’ve attempted to HERE.  Please do contact us for a free quote if you would like any customisations on your game before purchase.

Remember… if you just need 1 extra person, or 1 less person, why not have someone play the inspector role?

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.