13 clues

CMON has just released the North American edition of the game 13 Clues. The game was originally published in both Italian and English by dV Giochi in 2016. 13 Clues has 2-6 players aged 8+ spending 30 minutes taking on the roles of detectives in London at the end of the 19th Century solving a series of unique mysteries.

Each detective in the game is attempting to solve their own mystery, unique to themselves. Players start out with a hiding screen, a magnifying glass token, a pencil, and a casebook for making notes… and their wits.

At the start of the game all players select a weapon, location, and person that constitute the elements of the crime for the player sitting to their left left. Once the elements are selected they are placed in front of the player’s screen facing the center of the table so all other detectives except that player can see the elements of their crime

The investigation takes place over a series of roads with each investigator asking questions of the other detectives, consulting secret information, and making a series of accusations to rule out suspects. To help narrow questions down, locations are categorized as indoor or outdoor, people are male and female, and weapons are up close or ranged.

The winning detective will be the first to one who identifies which of the clues match their case and makes an accusation before the other detectives solve their own cases.

What’s in the Box?

13 Clues doesn’t just include fancy player screens and much needed pencils, the 13 Clues box is filled with:

  • 30 clue cards
  • 6 card holders
  • 6 hiding screens
  • 6 pencils
  • 12 plastic card stands
  • 6 Top Secret folders
  • 1 block of Casebook Pages
  • 10 Magnifying Glass tokens
  • Secret Informant board
  • Rules

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13 Clues a new game designed by Andrés J. Voicu and published by dV Giochi (responsible for the BANG! series of board games). 13 Clues is a 2-6 player deduction style game in which each player is trying to solve their own case and figure out which of the “13 clues” match their case. dV Giochi has recently published the rulebook for the game and it can be downloaded here.

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The game’s components will include:

30 Clue cards
6 card holders
6 hiding screens
6 pencils
12 plastic stands
6 top secret folders
a pad of Casebook Pages
10 Magnifying Glass tokens
1 Secret Informant board
Rulebook

You can find out more about the game by visiting dV Giochi’s website here.