Product Type: other board games
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Member Name: emmad5689
Advantages: Fun to play, decent price, strong board and pieces
Disadvantages: Not enough sheets
I have always loved this game from being a little girl and now as an adult I still love playing it and even more so as I understand about strategy.
To play the game you have to work out who the killer is, in what room they committed the murder and what weapong they used to murder the victim.
The game comes in a thick cardboard box, the picture above is the newer box and is slightly different from mine but still has the same basics of the name, the fact that up to 6 people can play and that the game is for ages 8 and up.
Inside the box you get the game board which is set out with 9 different rooms around the outside of the board and lots of little squares marked on it which are your moves, each room has doorways for you to enter and 4 of the rooms have secret passageways where you can move from one corner of the board to the other in 1 move.
Also within the box are 6 plastic coloured pieces to represent the 6 different characters within the game, you get 6 different toy weapons for the weapon the murderer uses, a pad of game sheets, a wallet for the murder cards and then you get 15 cards, 9 room cards, 6 people cards and 6 weapon cards.
To play the game you have to first shuffle the 3 different types of cards and then select one from each pile without looking at it, these then go in the murder cards wallet. The rest of the cards are shuffled and dealt among the players and then you mark off your cards on your game sheet. You take it in turns to throw the dice and move the correct amount of spaces until you manage to reach one of the rooms. Once in a room you have to select a person and move them into the room, this can get really annoying if you are trying to get somewhere and another player keeps moving you back, a weapon and the room that you are stood in and select a player to ask. If the person you ask has one of the cards you have picked they have to show you a card, if they have two of the cards you have asked for they still only have to show you one.
You keep going around the board marking off on your sheet what yourself and other people have until you are left with one person, one weapon and one room which will be the murder cards. Once you know the murder cards you have to make your way to the murder room this can end up fun if 2 of you are trying to get there and this can also be annoying when you get the lead and someone pulls you back into a room on their turn. Once you reach the room you state that you are guessing and read it aloud, you have to take a look at the cards but not show anyone else unless you are correct, if you are incorrect play continues for the rest of the players but they can still ask you about your cards.
The game is loads of fun and I am pretty good at it as I play with a strategy instead of just jumping from room to room, I tend to try and find out one item at a time by using 2 items I hold the cards for and then move on to the next thing on the list. The only downside with this game is that there is not enough sheets for playing with as the game isn't just a childrens game we have been playing with mine for years and have to write out the sheets every time we play. The game sells at about £10 and is widely available I would certainly recommend it.
Summary: A great game
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