Mystery Express Video Review

Mystery Express Board Game:

Seeking a well-deserved break from your latest misadventures, you decide to splurge, treating yourself to the extravagant luxury of the most talked about train of our time – the legendary Orient Express. Most unexpectedly, and rather unfortunately, the holiday turns out to be short-lived. The train has barely left Paris when word spreads that someone has just been murdered, and in the most hideous manner…

Mystery Express is a whodunit deduction game from Days of Wonder. The murder that takes place on the Orient Express incorporates 5 different elements represented by a set of Crime cards. Players take on the role of one of 5 traveling characters, each who has their own special powers of deduction. The player who figures out the who, what, when, where and why of the murder before the end of the journey wins.

What’s Cool:

  • Great Production Quality.
  • Well written rule book with images.
  • Nice 3D figurines and items.
  • 100 sheets to keep you playing for a good while.
  • Each characters has a special power and story line.
  • Nice artwork which matches the theme really well.
  • Nice summary of each action on the board and in your ticket wallet.

What’s Not:

  • Long player turns for the first couple of games.
  • Figuring out the time of death is really hard. (No numbers on the cards)

Neutral Information:

  • You need good memory skills to win this game.

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    • Patrick on November 10, 2012 at 2:49 PM

    A nice deeper game of Clue with an Agatha Christie/Orient Express theme. Good fun and the time isn’t as hard to figure out if you develop a system in your head, though I am not always right lol. But very enjoyable.

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  1. Clue at Agatha Christies’… great game.

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  2. CLUE on steriods! I think I may have to add this to the gaming library. And budget or no budget, the 4 hours must have worked cuz I’ll be coming back for more! And to see how Nash “fronts you” infront of us! Thanks again guys

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    • THoiA on July 19, 2010 at 12:17 PM

    I GREATLY appreciate you guys doing this review. I’m a fan of deduction games but I think this is one that I’m definitely on the “Try before you buy” fence with. Will be hard for any game to unseat Incognito and Mystery at the Abbey.

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    • Tarno on June 2, 2010 at 7:56 AM

    I like the concept, it’s nice to have a fresh revision on Clue. I am still on the fence weather it’s not a little heavy on the rules for a mixed crowd. Those timecards and all the little rules and tokens for moving along the track. Don’t get me wrong i’d play it but the question is could the famiy sit down at the summer cottage and enjoy it like clue without feeling too bogged down… Good review all the same.

    PS: You should start a fundraiser for your makeup department, i’ll donate some crayons! :)

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  3. Really like this game, Im going to have to pick up a copy

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