The first game is based on Murder Caribbean-Style. It incorporates questions about the Caribbean Islands, and during the play each player must answer a multiple-choice question to receive a clue. I hope people will enjoy learning something about the islands as they play. The game is designed for 4-8 players.
The second game is based on Murder on a Ghost Ship. The play moves individual players around a ship gameboard to find clues. It can be played by 2-4 players. I'll give you more details as I determine a launch date for the book.
Would anyone care to try one of the smaller games and give me feedback? I'm looking for a few volunteers.
Here is how it all started:
When I was asked to “write” a script for a mystery-dinner party to raise funds for a local charity, I almost turned them down. Then I reconsidered. Why not design a game loosely based on the old board game “Clue” and use characters and setting from one of my mystery novels?
The idea appealed to me, so I started organizing clues. Using public domain clip art and photos I gathered during the research for my book, I designed a “meet and greet” game for the party. I’m using the characters, paintings, and rooms from my novel “Murder for Glacier Blue” to create the game cards.
The three categories are: Suspects, Paintings, Place. A valuable painting was stolen by someone on the ship, guests must discover which of six pricey originals is missing, who stole the painting, and where the painting is hidden on board the ship. Passengers are discussing the art theft at dinner in the main dining room.