Intro To­: Good Mystery Games

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Good mysteries have been intriguing people for years – so much so that the mystery game, Clue, is an instantly recognizable classic. These days there are tons of mystery board games to play, and we’ve included several in our growing collection of board games. Here are a few of our favourites that we think you should definitely try out next time you visit us at The Round Table:

Scotland Yard is a competitive game for 3 to 6 players that can be played in 45 minutes. In this cat and mouse game of escape, 1 player takes on the roll of Mr. X, and moves from point to point around the map of London taking taxis, busses or subways. The remaining players work together as the detectives hot on Mr. X’s trail. While the detectives know Mr. X’s method of travel, they don’t known his exact location until they can narrow it down by plotting his possible paths. This classic game is a great, light choice for anyone looking for a very novel mystery game.

Mystery! Motive for Murder is a competitive game for 1 to 5 players that can be played in 30 to 90 minutes. In this game of investigation and interrogation, players interview and re-interview suspects to determine who had the greatest motive in the murder of a body discovered in the courtyard of a stately English mansion. This modern mystery game sets up a classic scene and lets you compete for points while trying to solve a murder. This point-driven mystery game is a great choice for any group of competitive would-be detectives.

NOIR: Deductive Mystery Game is a competitive game for 2 to 9 players that can be played in 5 to 15 minutes. In this game of killer vs. Inspector, each player receives a secret identity and an open role that determines their available moves and their victory conditions. The killer attempts to eliminate the other players while the inspector uses secret information to focus on logically eliminating suspects. This game is a great choice for any lover of classic murder mystery party games.

Mysterium is a cooperative game for 2 to 7 players that can be played in 42 minutes. In this game of spirits and mystery, 1 player acts as the ghost of a murder victim, and the other players act as psychics attempting to recreate the events of the murder and unmask the culprit in only 7 in-game hours. This supernatural mystery game is a great choice for any aspiring Sherlock Holmes that wants to work with their friends to solve a mystery.

Each of these mystery games is sure to intrigue and entertain you, so visit us at The Round Table, enjoy one of our specialty cocktails, get out your magnifying glass, and solve a mystery!