Death on the Cards. Modiphius Entertainment

Great news for fans of crime, murder mystery, and whodunits.  Our good friends at Modiphius Entertainment have some awesome news!

From the Press Release

 

Modiphius Entertainment invites
you to a murder mystery with
Agatha Christie – Death on the Cards
“You now behold a detective – a great detective” – Mr Satterthwaite
The world of beloved mystery author Agatha Christie will be translated into a tense but fun card game of mystery, bluffing and deduction – where everyone is guilty but only one of them is guilty of murder!
Agatha Christie – Death on the Cards is designed for 2-6 players and uses a beautifully illustrated deck of 80 cards. Players work cooperatively to solve a murder, using their detective skills to unmask the culprit and prevent their escape. The twist is that one of the players is the murderer and must work against the group to keep themselves hidden. Players also have dark secrets from their past they want to keep hidden from the other players.
Who can you trust?
Designed by Dr Tomas Rawlings (of Auroch Digital), the Agatha Christie Card Game aims to bring the feeling of the classic novel series to the tabletop. The Agatha Christie – Death on the Cards Game is lightweight, designed to be played in 30 minutes or under and aimed towards both older children and adults. Perfect for a family gathering or an after-dinner spot of murder most horrid.
The designer, Dr Tomas Rawlings commented, “It’s been a real privilege to work on a game design based on such distinguished and cherished stories and characters and we worked really hard to distill some of Agatha Christie’s thrilling essence into the game.”
In bringing the game to life the design team at Modiphius Entertainment drew on the rich literary history of Agatha Christie’s gripping stories. Detective Hercule Poirot, Miss Marple, Harley Quin & Mr Satterthwaite, Parker Pyne, Lady Eileen ’Bundle’ Brent, Tommy & Tuppence and Ariadne Oliver all feature within the game seeking to find the murderer. Collect sets of these familiar characters to help reveal each player’s secrets.
James Prichard, Chairman and CEO of Agatha Christie Limited, said
“I’ve had enormous fun watching Death on the Cards develop. It’s an intelligent game of skill and misdirection that gives humorous nods to the characters and words of Agatha Christie. I expect it to be a hit with fans of my great-grandmother’s works, and for those of us who simply enjoy pitting our wits against friends and family.”
The Agatha Christie Card game consists of 80 full colour, illustrated cards with 18 secret cards, 25 detective cards, 22 event cards, 4 devious cards, 10 ‘Not so Fast’ cards and 1 Murderer Escapes! Card. Agatha Christie – Death on the Cards will be available in retail this Christmas.
For any press queries please contactpr@modiphius.com or visitwww.modiphius.com/agatha-christieto find out more.
About Modiphius Entertainment
Modiphius Entertainment is a London, England-based entertainment publisher of tabletop games and related hobby merchandise. The company launched its first game, the Achtung! Cthulhu Roleplaying Game, in 2013, followed by the Mutant Chronicles RPG, DUST Adventures RPG based on Paolo Parente’s DUST universe, Infinity The Roleplaying Game based on the best-selling miniatures game, Conan, Adventures in Age Undreamed of, the official roleplaying game of Robert E Howard’s barbaric universe, Matt Leacock’s Thunderbirds, a cooperative board game based on the classic 60’s show and the official Kung Fu Panda Boardgame.
Modiphius Entertainment seeks to inspire with its tales of heroism, adventure and courage. Modiphius also works to combat global child trafficking through raising awareness of and funds for Vision Rescue. For more information, please visit www.modiphius.com.
About Agatha Christie Limited
Agatha Christie Limited (ACL) has been managing the literary and media rights to Agatha Christie’s works around the world since 1955, working with the best talents in film, television, publishing, stage and on digital platforms to ensure that Christie’s work continues to reach new audiences in innovative ways and to the highest standard. The company is managed by Christie’s great grandson James Prichard.

 

About Marc Farrimond

I'm a 55 year guy from Wigan in Lancashire living in Edinburgh, Scotland with two of my four awesome kids and my long suffering wife Laura. I have worked freelance over the years for some of the biggest names in tabletop and roleplaying and I am a very keen cosplayer and photographer.
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