Red Herring Games is a UK based company which began trading in April 2007.
We supply quality murder mystery games for all ages and all types of event.
Our aim is to provide our customers with:
- Excellent value for money.
- Excellent quality.
- Clear content ratings.
- Excellent customer service.
At Red Herring Games we take our customer service very seriously and aim to reply to emails within 1 working day. Please note we donít work sundays.
Unlike other companies our customer service doesnít stop with a sale. We are available for help and support every step of the way, and we donít care how "stupid" you feel your question may be. Just ask! Our service is personal. You wonít get a "stock" response.
Keep in touch with our latest developments on our on-line blog. You will find us here: Murder mystery games
The site donates 10% of all game sales to charity. At present this money is being donated to New Tribes Mission.
Our office can be found here:Red Herring Games
Tel : 01472 348909
VAT no: GB 139 3968 68
EORI no.: GB013222776000
We return telephone calls and emails within 24 hours where possible. If you do not get a response within that time please ring or email us again.
There may have been some unforeseen glitch in the communication system.
If you live outside the UK and would like to speak to someone please provide us with your international dialling code and time zone.
This prevents us from ringing you at unsocial hours! Please bear in mind we donít work sundays.
We prefer email contact in the first instance as answering machine messages are sometimes unclear.
Please indicate if you would prefer to speak to someone and we will do our best.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for support.
Why Red Herring?
Well, it certainly isnít because we are a fraudulent company!
Nor just because we liked the name, though it must be said, it is catchy...(groan).
We selected the name for three reasons:
- Firstly Red Herring is a term commonly associated with murder mysteries and our games have red herrings galore!
Secondly, the company was founded by 3 christians and we all quite fancied the idea of getting the Icthus or fish symbol involved.
- And finally, we are based in Grimsby, a town long associated with fishing, and one which still houses the largest UK fish market!
Ever wondered where the term Red Herring came from?
Strangely it actually originated with fox hunting in 18th or 19th centuries in the UK.
Back then, fish was preserved by smoking or salting. Smoked herring had a particularly strong odour and went a kind of reddish colour. In order to confuse the scent of the fox, hunt protesters (yes they were around even then) used to drag a smoked herring over the land to lead the hounds away from a foxes trail - the hounds followed the trail of the fish, and hence were distracted by a "Red Herring".