There’s a murder mystery card game coming from Modiphius Entertainment, and it is a little bit special because it’s a signed deal with Agatha Christie Limited. They even worked on the project. That’s the company that looks after the commercial rights created by Agatha Christie.
Death on the Cards is a game of bluffing. Every character is guilty of something, but only one of them is the murderer!
The game is designed for 2 to 6 players, and they should work cooperatively to solve the murder. The fact that one of the players is actually the murderer provides a Machiavellian challenge.
Designed by Dr Thomas Rawlings, the game is intended to be played by older children and adults. Rawlings said;
It’s been a real privilege to work on a game design based on such distinguished and cherished stories and characters and we worked really hard to distil some of Agatha Christie’s thrilling essence into the game.”
James Prichard, Chairman and CEO of Agatha Christie Limited, said
I’ve had enormous fun watching Death on the Cards develop. It’s an intelligent game of skill and misdirection that gives humorous nods to the characters and words of Agatha Christie. I expect it to be a hit with fans of my great-grandmother’s works, and for those of us who simply enjoy pitting our wits against friends and family.”
Illustrated in the game are detectives like Detective Hercule Poirot, Miss Marple, Harley Quin & Mr Satterthwaite, Parker Pyne, Lady Eileen’ Bundle’ Brent, Tommy & Tuppence and Ariadne Oliver. Collecting sets of these iconic investigators is required to reveal each other’s secrets and therefore catch the murderer.
In the back there are 80 different cards; 18 secret cards, 25 detectives, 22 events, 4 devious cards, 10 ‘Not so Fast’ cards and one ‘Murderer Escapes!’ card.
Death on the Cards should be available by Christmas.
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