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Mystery Express is an imaginative new take on the classic deduction game. While Days of Wonder's first "whodunit" game, 2003's Mystery of the Abbey, was considerably more quirky and chaotic, Mystery Express explores the more analytical side of the genre, rewarding a logical and more precise approach to solving the crime.
Players board the famous Orient Express in Paris just as a murder occurs. The rest of the trip -- through Strasbourg, Munich, Vienna, Budapest and their final destination of Istanbul -- is consumed with determining the who, what, when, where and why of the crime. Players use their special powers of deduction; information gleaned from others in various train cars; and investigative actions to determine the exact circumstances of the murder. The one who correctly identifies the most elements of the crime by the time the train reaches Istanbul wins the game.
Mystery Express is a classic Days of Wonder design made up of top-notch components and unique, period-perfect illustrations. Along with the Mystery Express board map detailing its itinerary from Paris to Istanbul the game features: 5 resin character figures and matching character tokens; 5 Ticket wallets that include a description of each character's special power; 100 Deduction sheets that players use to keep track of their deductions; 72 Crime cards; a Mystery Express miniature train to track the Mystery Express's journey on the map; a Conductor figure; 2 small passenger tokens, a miniature travel bag, a train whistle and rules booklet.
Players: 3 - 5
Time: 60 - 90 minutes
Ages: 12 and up
Weight: 1,325 grams
Language Requirements: Game components are printed in English. Manufacturer's rules are printed in English. This is an international edition or domestic edition of an imported item.
- 1 game board
- 5 resin character figures
- 5 character tokens
- 5 Ticket wallets
- 100 Deduction sheets
- 72 Crime cards
- 1 miniature train
- 1 Conductor figure
- 2 small passenger tokens
- 1 miniature travel bag
- 1 train whistle
- rules booklet