mystery

Modiphius Entertainment is coming out with a brand new game, Agatha Christie- Death on the Cards designed by Dr. Thomas Rawlings from Auroch Digital. This is a 2-6 player cooperative game that stays true to the classic stories written by Agatha Christie. Players will work together to solve a murder mystery, but there is a twist! One of the players is the murderer and will attempt to stay hidden, but all players have dark secrets in this thrilling card game.

Components include 80 cards consisting of 18 secret cards, 25 detective cards, 22 event cards, 4 devious cards, 10 “Not so Fast” cards, and 1 Murderer Escapes! card.

This game is set to hit retail this Christmas and you will be able to give it a try at UK GAMES EXPO, GENCON, and ESSEN SPIEL.

For more information, visit their site here

Plaid Hat Games announces Gen7: A Crossroads Game.  In Gen7 places players on an international colony ship, 142 years into a 210-year journey.  Thirteen generations will be born on the vessel before it reaches its final destination, and for six generations, everything has gone as planned.  The players are the crew of the 7th generation.  Together, the crew must work together to maintain and pilot the ship towards its destination and preserve the mission of the colony.  However, each crew member also has his or her own objective that may not be in everyone else’s best interest. In the lonely expanse of space, paranoia and intrigue play out aboard an interstellar ark.

Gen7 is a narrative game.  The game is played over the course of seven episodes, and each episode defines each player’s goal.  Accomplishing those goals can help players advance in rank and gain new perks to perform their job better.  However, victory is not won by accruing the highest individual score or rank; it is the players’ actions that will determine how the story ends and whether victory is achieved. The fate of the human species lies in their hands.

Gen7: A Crossroads Game plays 3-4 players, ages 14+, in 60-90 minutes.  Contents include:

  • 130-page Plot Book
  • 1 Rulebook
  • 12 Board Tiles
  • 4 Player Barracks Sheets
  • 370 Standard Cards
  • 52 Mini Cards
  • 14 Divider Cards
  • 25 six-sided dice
  • 6 eight-sided dice
  • 4 twelve-sided dice
  • 108 Resource Markers
  • 50 Status Markers
  • 4 Merit Track Markers
  • 4 Hibernation Markers
  • 3 Round Track Markers
  • 1 Logic/Instinct Track Marker
  • 1 Bookmark Token
  • 1 First Player Token
  • 1 Officer Spotlight Token
  • 9 Envelopes – Stuffed with Secrets

Stay tuned to Plaid Hat Games for previews of the Gen7 over the coming weeks.  Gen7 is available for pre-order now.

This June, WizKids takes you back to 1930’s New York in Deadline, a cooperative mystery-solving game inspired by classic film noir and pulp detective stories.  Taking the roles of life-hardened detectives, players will, through hand management, follow leads, reveal clues, investigate hot tips, and face plot twists that will complicate the journey.  Players will work cooperatively to play cards with symbols matching the clues to uncover valuable information, additional clues, or unfortunate dead ends.  Finally, the game culminates in a series of questions to see how close the detectives can get to solving the crime, aiming for the best score.  Deadline includes 12 cases for 2 to 5 players.

The award-winning murder mystery board game Mysterium has been released for the iOS platform.  In this cooperative board game, one player takes on the role of the ghost of a murder victim who uses various types of cards to give clues to the other players (paranormal psychics) who will use those clues to ultimately solve the mystery of the murder.

The iOS digital version of the game features online multiplayer for up to 7 players and works cross-platform between the iOS, Android, and Steam versions. There is a solitaire and story mode as well.

Toucharcade.com has written an informative article with more information on this release.  You can read it in full here.

i say holmes

Sherlock Holmes and his companions are at your disposal as you try to catch the most notorious villains of Victorian era London. The Game is Afoot and it’s up to you to solve the case! Sherlock Holmes and his cadre of clue-seeking companions are at your disposal as you attempt to catch some of the most notorious villains of Victorian era London in Victory Point Games’ I Say, Holmes! You’ll have a variety of different cards at your disposal, including Arrest, Clue, Alibi, and the I Say? cards, which call on Holmes and his friends to help discover the whereabouts of the criminal elements.

This new version of I Say, Holmes! features completely new custom art created by Clark Miller (Darkest NightTrieste) showcased on 125 playing cards, alongside custom-shaped, laser-cut counters; we’ve brought all of our expertise to bear on making I Say, Holmes! into one of our most stunningly beautiful games yet.

The closing date on Kickstarter is June 7, 2014, the current pledged amount is $11,267 and the funding goal for the project is $10,000.  Pledge $35 for a Kickstarter Exclusive version of I Say, Holmes! (MSRP $35) plus your name will be in the “Thank You” section of the game. Shipping within the US and Canada are included; please add $20 if you’re an International backer. The estimated delivery date is Jul 2014.