Stay at Home Birthday Ideas – Virtual Murder Mystery Game
The ultimate stay at home birthday ideas! We bring you a virtual live Murder Mystery game by award winning company Red Herring Games. Let’s play!
Red Herring Games – Online Murder Mystery Game
After nearly 6 weeks of lockdown – the award winning murder mystery firm Red Herring Games has gone global with their series of virtual interactive murder mystery events.
Where many small theatre groups are closing their doors, thanks to Zoom, Red Herring Games are seeing a surge in customers as they move the best of their interactive murder mystery entertainment online!
“We’ve been blown away by how popular our virtual events are.” Managing Director Jo Smedley said. “Our customers love them and we have a regular following already who can’t wait for the next show!”
10 more events are planned in the next 3 weeks, as the small murder mystery firm has caught the eye of the big ticket vendor FeverUp who are now listing 8 different shows spanning UK and USA audiences and Red Herring Games themselves expand their availability into the Australian time zone after several requests from their customers down-under.
Murder Mystery Games – Stay at Home Birthday Idea
Join us for an evening of murder mystery fun with our live virtual interactive theatre brought directly to your living room via zoom!
Date: 15th May 2020
Duration of game: 2 hours
THE STORY SO FAR…
Wonky Chocolates were at one time the best known chocolate brand in the world, renowned for its originality and flavour. Originally owned by the eccentric recluse, Willy Wonky, the firm changed hands following a rather unusual competition thirty years ago and is now managed by Freddo Pail.
Although the factory itself has continued to produce interesting and curious tastes, the worldwide fascination for chocolate is not as strong as it was before. A rethink was required. A rethink, rebrand and relaunch.
Guests have been gathering all day for a spectacular press launch of a brand new selection of unique chocolates; a range quite unlike any other! However, before the launch party can get underway, disaster strikes! Mrs Pail, mother of Freddo and one of the executives within the company, is found dead, surrounded by chocolates.
The question is… who killed her and why?
We hope you’ve got your friends assembled and ready to join in!
If you haven’t gathered a team yet, then tell your friends to grab some free chocolate samples and their exclusive passes for the press launch! They better be quick about it if they want to join you – our events sell out fast!!
What will you need on the night?
You don’t “need” anything – but you may want to have:
– a notebook and pen to hand
– some snacks and drinks
– a team to help you solve the case. Whether it’s just your family, or a group of friends on another video chat.
Remember – Zoom gets a bit cranky if you try to do too many things at once at the same time – so it’s a good idea to assemble your posse on another group ap e.g. Facebook messenger, houseparty, or whatsapp or have another member of the family signed into their zoom account separate to yours so you can discuss the case between all your friends as you as you go along.
If you think you’ll want to ask a question live – make sure you know how to work your webcam and have an operational mic.
With household tickets available at just £6 it would be a crime to miss out! It’s a fantastic stay at home birthday idea for anyone into escape rooms, murder mystery games or detective shows.
Ticket numbers are capped at around 500 for each performance and we’ve had a sell out every time we’ve run a show so far. For a small company who usually hosts events for around 80 people with a meal, this jump to 400+ ticket sales at each virtual show has not been easy.
“We’ve spent a few weeks refining how things work.” Jo Smedley said. “It’s been a massive learning curve to get used to the technology – but we wanted to support our actors during this difficult time – and actors love to act – so we needed to find a way to enable that.”
Profits from all ticket sales are being shared equally with all the actors involved.