Welcome to another issue of our occasional newsletter. In this issue we talk about:
Three new games from Peaky Games
Extra characters for Court in the Act
A Speakeasy Murder actual play video
Pirate games for Talk Like a Pirate Day
Keeping score in a murder mystery game
Mo and Steve
We're trying something new and we have agreed to sell on our website three games by Peaky Games. You may have heard of Peaky Games before -- we've mentioned them on our blog and both Mo and Steve are members.
The games are:
Best of the Wurst: In Castle Quimper Hotel in 1942 Occupied France Colonel Kronenburg has organised a sausage tasting competition -- the best German wurst against sausages from acrross Europe! Is there any doubt who will win? Best of the Wurst is for 9 guests plus a host.
The Day the Music Died: Set at Radio Rebecca, the grooviest radio station in the English Channel in 1965. The Day the Music Died is for 10 guests plus a host.
Small Town Folks: Macy, Nebraska, in 1962 is a small town like any other. But when the hurricane approaches, twelve people are trapped by a storm. Tensions rise, secrets spill, and long-buried rivalries erupt... Small Town Folks is for 12 guests plus a host.
Discover more about Peaky Games here.
We have two new characters for Court in the Act written by Pam Hoffmann and Jeremy Gustafson:
Carlos Santiago -- Assistant to the Spanish Ambassador (M)
Syrino FForeal -- Cardinal’s under-secretary (M)
Youu can find these when you download the game files for Court in the Act.
You can read more about how these characters were created on our blog, here.
Helena Mas sent us this spoiler-free video of A Speakeasy Murder, filmed at Cafe Repin in Potsdam, Germany.
How do pirates know that they are pirates? They think, therefore they ARRRR!
It's under a month to International Talk Like a Pirate Day (September 19) and we have three pirate games for you to choose from:
A Dead Man's Chest is set on the sleepy Caribbean island of Santo Oloroso and is for 12 to 16 guests.
Davy Jones' Locker is set aboard the Libra, and is for 10-15 guests.
Pirate Island is a pirate-themed party game for 6-32 (although it's better with more).
And remember, to err is human but to arrr is pirate.
Every now and again we are asked if we have a way of assigning points to goals so that our guests can keep score.
We have never done that, mainly because in our experience is not necessary. We believe you can have as much fun in one of our games if you fail all of your goals, and making it competitive might undermine that. But, if you do want to try scoring one of our games, Steve describes on our blog how he would do it.