You’re probably looking for ways to beat the summer heat. In between sunbathing and shopping, there is another way for you to enjoy hanging out with friends: playing murder and mystery board games. By providing an exciting mix of thrills and strategy, murder and mystery board games will surely keep you and your friends on your toes on nights that could’ve otherwise been boring.
Sleuth – The game revolves around 1 out of a deck of 36 gem cards. There are diamonds, pearls, and opals spread across four colors and distributed among the contending players. Another deck comprises 54 search cards, 4 of which are distributed to the players. Players can then ask their opponents to reveal the number of gem cards in their possession.
Don’t be fooled by the relative simplicity of the game’s rules, because the gameplay can get pretty complex and confusing.
Inkognito – In a game that’s best played by four players and can take as long as 90 minutes, Inkognito takes players into the map of Venice while donning a mask. Players must then discover their partner after successfully navigating the clues or fool their opponents into believing that they’re teammates. After finding their teammates, they must now accomplish the secret mission of the game.
221b Baker Street – Renowned as the address of the famous Sherlock Holmes, 221B Baker Street is also the name of the iconic board game that takes players into the winding streets of London. Along the way, players must decipher clues and solve mystery cases that Holmes and his companion Dr. Watson have themselves had the pleasure of solving. Each player will play the role of Holmes and deduce the mystery at hand. The player who first manages to solve the mystery must return to 221 B Baker Street and solve the problem there. If the problem is solved correctly the player is declared the winner.