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Happy Birthday R.J.

Happy Birthday R.J. is a murder mystery dinner party game for 11 to 15 guests plus a host – download the free introductory pdf file. It costs 20 GB pounds, which is about 32 US dollars or 22 Euros.

Join us in a thrilling evening of scheming, double-dealing and big, big shoulderpads. You will be in the middle of the action and it will be up to you to wheel and deal with the other guests. Can you achieve your goals, keep your secrets hidden and survive Happy Birthday R.J.? It's up to you.

"...the game and evening was very enjoyable and it worked very well indeed."
Rob Ivory, Essex, United Kingdom

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Happy Birthday R.J.

It is 1984 and the height of the oil boom. Harrington Oil is the most successful oil company in the state of Texas. Tonight is a lavish birthday party for R.J. Harrington held at his parents' ranch - SouthSpoon. What could possibly spoil such a joyous occasion?

Happy Birthday R.J. lasts for about four hours and is suited to an evening. It is often played over a meal – a finger buffet if possible to allow guests to circulate and talk in private.

"We played Happy Birthday RJ for a 13 year old's birthday party (with slight adaptations!) A group of teens who had never done an rpg before had what they described as the best party they'd been to and they are looking forward to the next time. Keep up the good work."
Pam Everitt-Bronze, Essex, United Kingdom

The free introductory pdf file contains an introduction to the game, a list of all the characters, an invitation to send to your guests, a copy of the Perm Creek Town Newsletter – plus details of how to buy the game.

These are the characters in Happy Birthday R.J.:

  • Ali Fields – Crystal's sibling, a city lawyer
  • Billy Joe Butler – Jack's best friend and neighbour.
  • Bobby Harrington – R.J.'s half brother, a sweet and caring southern boy. Recently returned from university and started in Harrington Oil.
  • Crystal Harrington – Jack's wife and R.J.'s step-mom, glamorous and gorgeous with the best shoulder pads in town.
  • Deedee Taylor – Sweet Deedee is Dixie's best friend.
  • Dixie Green – R.J.'s lovely girlfriend, a pretty little southern belle.
  • Dolly Douglas – A school friend of Lucille's.
  • Drew Morrison – Drew used to be a doctor in Houston and has recently moved to town.
  • Jack Harrington – R.J.'s dad, suave and sophisticated oil tycoon and old cattle ranching money.
  • Lucille Harrington – R.J.'s half sister, beautiful, buxom but petite little Lucille, butter wouldn't melt!
  • R.J. Harrington – The birthday boy himself, a slick southern boy with a cheeky look in his eye.
  • Randy Coltrane – A friend of Bobby's and the Perm Creek Deputy Sheriff.
  • Rick Harper – An old friend from school and one of R.J.'s most handsome friends.
  • Sam Bond – A good family friend.
  • Sue Helen Butler – Billy Joe's wife, an expert horsewoman.

How Freeform Games Murder Mysteries Work

Happy Birthday R.J. is unlike many murder mystery games. When the game starts, a murder has yet to be committed. However, by the end of the evening it is unlikely that everyone will survive!

Happy Birthday R.J. is played just like a murder mystery game. You may be trying to solve the murder, but primarily you are (initially at least) concentrating on your own goals and objectives. Unlike most boxed murder mystery games, Happy Birthday R.J. lets you decide how to achieve your goals and thwart your enemies.

On the evening of the game the guests are met by the organizer, the Harringtons' butler or housekeeper. They then receive their detailed backgrounds - including dark secrets, objectives and money. When everyone has arrived, Jack Harrington welcomes the guests to his dear son's birthday party. The fun then begins as everyone questions, bribes and blackmails each other. As the evening progresses they may even try to murder one another! Along the way they may uncover some of the Harrington family secrets. What is contained in Eli Harrington's will? Why are Sue Helen and Billy Joe barely speaking to each other? Why does Dixie alternate between looking ecstatic and miserable? And what is Lucille up to? Finally, the party draws to a close and everyone finds out how they did, and what secrets everyone else was concealing.


Buying Happy Birthday R.J.

Happy Birthday R.J. costs £20.00 (GB pounds). That works out at about 32 US dollars or 22 Euros, depending on the exchange rate charged by your credit card. (You can use the XE.com Personal Currency Assistant to check the amount.)

To purchase Happy Birthday R.J., follow these three steps.

Step 1: Download the free introductory pdf file. You'll need the free Adobe Acrobat Reader to read this. If you don't already have Acrobat Reader, click here to get it.

Step 2: Click this button to buy Happy Birthday R.J. now via Paypal: PayPal logo
Or here to buy Happy Birthday R.J. with a credit or debit card: RBS Worldpay logo

Step 3: After you've entered your credit card details, you can download your game right away. Also, you'll be emailed the download link and password, in case you need to come back at a later point.


Cast Iron Money-Back Guarantee

Together with Freeform Games we're happy to offer you a no-quibble money-back guaranteed refund. If you're not completely satisfied with Happy Birthday R.J., just please let us know within 30 days and we will refund you.

And please remember that if you buy Happy Birthday R.J., you are buying it from Freeform Games LLP. Don't forget to read their terms of trade.