Talk like a pirate – Arrr!

This September we’re teaming up with the UK’s official “Talk like a Pirate Day”.

As part of their event, we’re donating 10% of all sales of our Pirate Themed murder mystery games this August/September to the HFT charity which supports people with learning disabilities.

We have three games available to event organisers that have a pirate theme.

parrotisland The Mystery of Parrot Island is a pirate themed mystery game suitable for a group of children aged 6-10.It runs with a series of mystery games with a pirate theme leading the children towards solving a much bigger puzzle.

It is a great activity for small groups of children, and these type of games also work well for out of school clubs too, with older children getting involved in planning and preparation and helping the younger children through the harder parts of the game.

PLOT:  There’s a rumour the parrots know the whereabouts of a hidden pirate treasure hoard, but are there pirates brave enough to face the hazards of this dangerous island, break the codes, complete the perilous pirate challenges and find the booty?

Join the crew for a swashbuckling adventure and solve the mystery of Parrot Island!

PRICE: £19.99 for a downloadable set.

thejollyrogered The Jolly Rogered – is a murder mystery dinner party suitable for 6, 8, 10 or 12 players, but also available as a large group script for entertaining up to 120.Dinner games are fun, and this has all the pirates you might want as well as some other interesting suspects that you’ll have fun playing!

Dinner parties can be a great way of raising funds, as you can invite your friends round for dinner and simply suggest they make a donation to the charity to help fundraising.  Which means, not only will we give 10%, you’ll be able to donate what your friends donate too!

PRICES START AT: £19.99 for a 6 player downloadable game.

ARumMurderS A Rum Murder is a dinner theatre – mystery meal script.Not for the faint hearted, this script suits a semi-professional group of actors and works well with numbers up to 160 people.

PLOT: It’s 1718 and the Caribbean is a rich picking ground for pirates as merchant ships stocked with gold and other treasures sail from the New World to Europe.

The Buxom Buccaneer, a notorious dockside tavern in Kingston, Jamaica, was to have been the location for a meeting of some of the most feared pirates in the area, under parle. As the strongest pirate in the Caribbean, Longpistol was to have been the host but he has been found dead, drowned inside a barrel of rum.

Now there is a new item on the agenda for the pirate meeting – who killed Longpistol?

PRICE: £79.99 for a downloadable script

Want to find out more about Talk like a Pirate Day?  Or want to take advantage of our fundraising mystery offer and recruit another 10 hosts to run The Jolly Rogered and collectively raise more money – just get in touch!


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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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