Saturday, March 28, 2015

Game Review: Simply Suspects

Kerry Hammond reviews mystery board game, Simply Suspects...

Since I love all things mystery, I own quite a few mystery board games. I decided to write about them on Mystery Playground to share the fun with other mystery lovers. Today’s game is Simply Suspects, put out by a company called Spy Alley. 

Simply Suspects can be played by up to 6 players, and the ages are 8 to adult; fun for the whole family! And what family doesn’t want to play a game where suspicion, betrayal, and evidence tampering are the main goals? 

Each player is assigned a character, known only to himself/herself, course, and the player assumes the identity on their suspect card. Players receive three getaway cards and the pegs on the board are placed at the top in neutral position. Players move around board with the roll of a die or by use of a getaway card. The spaces on the board determine what the character must do, and when the pegs can be moved on the board. The pegs, when placed in the row under your hidden suspect, can lead to your downfall and the discovery of your identity. Players move the pegs around, sometimes putting one in their own row to throw the others off the trail. If there are two pegs in your row when another player lands on the Grand Jury space, your number is up and you are eliminated from the game. The last player standing is the winner.

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