Friday, January 30, 2004

There's a board game based on The Name of the Rose!

From a review of the game:

So, while Mystery of the Abbey might seem a lot like Clue, it plays as if Mrs. White has spiked everybody’s drinks and relocated the crime scene to the Winchester Mystery House. Although the rules are simple to learn, there’s a surprising amount of complexity to actual game play, and the environment can shift at the flip of a card – whether or not that means one player may suddenly get to raid your stash, or the entire room is forced to sing “Frere Jacques” in rounds, it’s sure better than prying that fourth railroad from your vindictive spouse. I only hope that the game designers at Days of Wonder aren’t currently reading Foucault’s Pendulum....

The thing about making a Foucault's Pendulum game is that there already is a bizarre conspiracy theory game out there, although I suspect it lacks the Italian publishing company and the ruminations on the Balance of the Universe.

Link, of course, from Bookslut.
Edited for minor typo correction.

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