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Seeking a well-deserved break from your latest misadventures, you treat yourself to the extravagant luxury of the most talked about train of our time - the legendary Orient Express. Unexpectedly, and rather unfortunately, the holiday turns out to be extremely short-lived. The train has barely left Paris when word spreads that someone has just been murdered...
The aptly renames "Mystery Express" hurtles toward its final destination. Locked onboard, anxious passengers spin a web of intrigue and deception. your mind races as your consider all possible suspects and their motives. Will you uncover the culprit before reaching the end of your journey?
Mystery Express is a whodunit deduction game abord the Orient-Express. Despite their wealth and sophistication, all is not what it seems among the passengers. As you scramble to discover the who, what, where and why of the murder, you realize that before removing any of these crime elements from your list you must observe them, not just once, but twice! In a further twist on the genre, time is beginning to run out: you must fidn the culprit before reaching Istanbul!
1 Board map of the Mystery Express
5 Character figures and 1 Conductor, with matching tokens
5 Ticket wallets
100 Deduction sheets
1 Telegram pad
72 Crime cards
1 Miniature train, whistle and travel bag
1 Rules booklet
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|There are not many deduction games available, and even fewer that are really good. Fortunately, Days of Wonder decided to release Mystery Express, which not only is a solid deduction game (a bit similar to Clue), but which also plays fast and has an atmospheric setting. I particularly like the fact that in Mystery Express you rarely have all the information that you need, so it is not just a race to find the correct solution, but actually a test of who can make the most educated guesses at the end of the game. This keeps things interesting, and everyone feels that they have a chance at the end (although some will have a better chance than others).