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Invited to the opulent mansion of the enigmatic Mr. Shamus Morsley, you join a gathering of intriguing guests. Amidst whispered speculation, you dine in grandeur. Suddenly, a toast to a long life from Mr. Morsley is cut short by his abrupt death - a clear murder. Now, amidst the manor's darkened opulence, you must probe into each other's secrets, rumors, and motives. Can you uncover the murderer before the night fades?


A soirée of secrets, a dinner of deception. As a distinguished guest at Shamus Morsley's extravagant mansion, you anticipated an evening of high society mingling and champagne flutes clinking. Instead, you bear witness to your host's untimely demise. In Murder at Morsley Manor, it's up to you to unearth the secrets, expose the lies, and find the murderer before the sun rises on the grand estate.

You'll navigate the web of suspicion and accusations, striving to reveal the true motive behind the murder. With a deck of cards and your quick wit, you'll engage in intense social deduction, asking questions, spreading rumors, and unmasking hidden connections. Through evocative gameplay mechanics, each player will strategically reveal or protect information, influencing the narrative and heightening the tension with every choice.

(If you're into game design, I published an article discussing the creation of this game)

Highlights

  • Unique Gameplay Mechanic: An interesting twist on the social deduction genre. In this game, hidden roles are not pre-determined but are forged and revealed through gameplay.
  • Interactive Storytelling: Engage in a dynamic discourse with other players, asking questions and unearthing critical information, all while maintaining your own veil of innocence.
  • Pick up and Play: The game requires just 3 to 6 players, a standard deck of cards to play, and the rules fit on a single page.

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StatusReleased
CategoryPhysical game
Rating
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars
(11 total ratings)
AuthorCezar Capacle
TagsDetective, Mystery, social-deduction, Tabletop, Tabletop role-playing game

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Murder at Morsley Manor.pdf 2.3 MB

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How many players do you recommend for your game?

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Great question! I should add this to the page. 3-6 players, and I believe 4-5 is a sweet spot. 

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Okay, thank you! ^-^

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These mechanics look super interesting! I really like the twist on social deduction and investigation and I'm really looking forward to getting some folks together to play this.

Would you be happy for someone to use these mechanics in a different game (with attribution to you)? I know it's CC-BY-SA licensed, but I like to ask anyway.

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Yes, I’d be thrilled! ^^ And thank you!

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Great! Excited to try this out :)

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Can't wait to get some peeps to sit at the table for this and try it out. Have you considered adding a VTT? Like Playincards, maybe? I made the Spanish VTT for "RUN!" so hit me up if you need anything.

And congrats for the game!

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That’s actually a great idea! I’ve been playing with the platform for some other projects, don’t think it would be too hard to put one together. 

Thank you so much for the offer, I’ll hit you up for some tips, if you don’t mind ^^

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Not at all! 

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I was also thinking about how to play this game online. If someone could provide a file for Playingcards.io this would be fantastic. But perhaps I should not be so lazy and try to create one myself. ;-)

@Cezar: Great game! I am looking forward to play it.

Thank you! I've been pondering the VTT option, but alas I can't give it my top priority right now :)