“You have dared to cross the threshold of the haunted Mysterium Manor… How very brave! Settle in around the table, open your mind and awaken your sixth sense as you prepare for an extraordinary séance with the aim of laying a stranded soul to rest…”
Welcome to the haunted manor of Mysterium! In 1922 Mr. MacDowell, a gifted astrologist, entered in his new house when he immediately detected a restless spirit. Gathering eminent mediums of his time for an extraordinary séance, they will have 7 hours to piece together the dreams that the ghost of the victim is sending them.
Mysterium is a reworking of the deduction game Tajemnicze Domostwo. It is a cooperative party game for 2-7 players, with some mechanics from Dixit and Clue, but it brings that feel in a very innovative way. One player has the role of the ghost while the other players are mediums who try to solve a crime. The ghost player can’t talk and tries to communicate with the other players through cards (visions). Different questions must be answered, like Who committed the crime? What weapon was used? Where did the crime take place? The art on the location, suspect and weapon cards are richly detailed and stunningly illustrated. There is a lot to analyze for the players, and the ghost has a lot of decisions to make.
The mystery can be unsolved if players fail to identify the murderer, weapon and location after seven turns. But if the players succeed the murderer is found and the ghost is set free.
The game comes with:
- 84 vision cards
- 108 psychic and ghost cards
- 1 game screen
- 1 sand timer
- 6 intuition tokens
- 6 sleeves
- 36 clairvoyance tokens
- 5 culprit, ghost and crow tokens
- 5 clock and progress boards
- 1 clairvoyance track and its 6 level markers
The game is for 2-7 players and takes 42 minutes to play.
Mysterium is designed by Oleksandr Nevskiy and Oleg Sidorenkowill and beautiful illustrated by Xavier Collette (Abyss and Dixit) and Igor Burlakov. The game will be available thru Libellud in October 2015 and probably at SPIEL in Essen 2015 too.
The rules can be found here: http://bit.ly/1JRckq2