Rating: 6.1 Fair
Popularity:6
Difficulty:Easy
Year:2010
Players: 3-5 players
Playing time: 60-90 minutes
Age:12+

Official Site: Gamepage at publishers website


Created by: Antoine Bauza, Serge Laget, Cyrille Daujean, Julien Delval

Published by: Days of Wonder

Description:

In Mystery Express, players board the famous Orient Express in Paris just as a murder occurs. The rest of the trip - through Strasbourg, Munich, Vienna, Budapest, and Istanbul - is consumed with determining the who, what, when, where, and why of the crime.

This game explores the more analytical side of the "whodunit" genre, rewarding a logical and more precise approach to solving the crime.

Players use their special powers of deduction, information gleaned from other passengers (and the conductor) in the train cars, and investigative actions to determine the exact circumstances of the murder.

The player who correctly identifies the most elements of the crime by the time the train reaches Istanbul wins the game.

Prices:
Retail Price:$124
Amazon:$199

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Seeking a well-deserved break from your latest misadventures, you decide to treat yourself to the extravagant luxury of the legendary Orient-Express. But your holiday turns out to be short-lived... the train has barely left Paris when tragedy strikes - a passenger is found murdered!

The aptly renamed "Mystery Express" hurtles toward its final destination. Locked onboard, anxious passengers spin a web of intrigue and deception. Your mind races as you consider all possible suspects and their motives. Will you uncover the culprit before reaching the end of your journey? …



Each Car aboard this fabulous train has its own distinctive atmosphere and lends itself to a unique, specific action that the characters that stop in this Car between two cities can perform.

The only exception is the Club Car, which offers 2 different Actions once the Passengers waiting in Strasbourg and Wien have climbed aboard.

Each action takes a certain number of hours to complete, so the characters have to choose wisely which Car(s) to visit dur- ing each leg of their journey to Istanbul. …



Useful tips for First-Time Travelers

Undertaking the trip of a lifetime aboard such a luxurious carriage might be intimidating at first. Hopefully the tips that follow will help you navigate through the often arrogant and occasionally disdainful atmosphere of the Mystery Express and its extraordinary cast of characters!

The Player Characters' Special Power

Until players feel they truly belong to the small clique of old-timers aboard the Mystery Express, it is recommended that they take advantage of the Special Power associated with each of the five characters offered with the game. Each has a distinctive personality and corresponding unique Special Power, giving him/her an edge over fellow passengers. …




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