Since our recent review of the Mysterium board game covers how to play, we won’t dive into that here.
Let’s just say that the digital version plays out just the same as the board game. One player is the ghost giving visionary clues. And the rest of the players are the psychics trying to interpret those clues to guess a character, location, and object.
It can be tough playing as the ghost and giving visions to the psychics.
The artwork of the “cards” is exactly the same as the actual board game. And since we’re fans of the evocative cards, it goes without saying that we love the visuals in the digital version too.
Another death has occurred and it’s up to your team of psychics to unravel the mystery.
How familiar does that sound?
Perhaps it’s because plenty of deduction board games have that same premise – to solve a murder mystery. The most popular is Clue.
Yet Mysterium takes the familiar premise and shakes it up to make a fresh and fun new family board game.
Many people have compared Mysterium to a mash up of Clue and Dixit: Clue because of the mystery of trying to discover a person, place, and thing and Dixit because of the bizarre and evocative imagery on the cards.
But even that comparison can’t quite capture the essence of the game.
Because one of the differing aspects of Mysterium is that it’s a cooperative deduction game – everyone either wins or loses together.
Everyone we’ve played Mysterium with has loved it. And we’re more than happy to tell you why.
SaltCon is a great time to play tons of games with buddies.
Last weekend I spent many, many fun hours playing board games at our local board game convention — SaltCon.
And once again, SaltCon reached record attendance — hitting 1,359!
Not too shabby for just being the 9th year.
This year SaltCon was extended one day so those wish to play a lot of games would have even more time to play. However, I went the opposite direction and was there for less time than usual the last few years.
This year I was only able to go Friday and Saturday. And I had to cut my time short on Saturday as well.
But that didn’t stop me from playing 22 different games!
Not bad for just a day and a half.
Multiple convention center rooms for plenty of open gaming at SaltCon.
Hive Mind may look like just a children’s game, but it’s fun for everyone.
To be honest, when I first saw Hive Mind in the Calliope Games booth at Gen Con 2016 I didn’t think too much of it. From the outside, it looked like a children’s game that the everyone in our family would have outgrown.
However, after getting a copy from Calliope Games and giving it a shot, I’ve completely changed my tune!
Playing Hive Mind has been a lot of fun!
In fact, we enjoyed our first play so much that the following week I took it to our New Year’s Eve party with friends.
We were there with just adults playing and Hive Mind was a hit with everyone!
Like me, they were skeptical when I first pulled it out. But once we got playing, everyone had a blast. Read more »