The world of the beloved mystery author Agatha Christie is making its way to the party gaming scene, thanks to the efforts of the tabletop gaming experts at Modiphius.
Marking both a first for the team best-known for its success with wargaming titles such as Fallout and the recently released Elder Scrolls tabletop game, and for the Agatha Christie brand itself, the new title presents what has been billed as ‘a tense but fun card game of mystery, bluffing and deduction.’
Agatha Christie – Death on the Cards is designed for two to six players and uses an illustrated deck of 80 cards. Players work cooperatively to solve a murder, using their detective skills to unmask the culprit and prevent their escape. The twist is that one of the players is the murderer and must work against the group to remain hidden.
Players also have dark secrets from their past they want to keep hidden from the other players.
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Designed by Dr Tomas Rawlings (of Auroch Digital), the Agatha Christie Card Game is aimed at both older children and adults.
“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,” said Rawlings.
In bringing the game to life the designers at Modiphius Entertainment drew on the rich literary history of Agatha Christie’s stories. Detective Hercule Poirot, Miss Marple, Harley Quin and Mr Satterthwaite, Parker Pyne, Lady Eileen ’Bundle’ Brent, Tommy and Tuppence and Ariadne Oliver all feature within the game seeking to find the murderer. Collect sets of these familiar characters to help reveal each player’s secrets.
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.”