The Bottom Line
- Fantastic game for fans of Clue.
- The mystery theme is perfectly executed.
- Components are absolutely top-notch.
- May be too chaotic for pure deduction game fans.
- For 3 to 6 players, ages 8 and up.
- 60 to 90 minutes.
- Designed by Bruno Faidutti and Serge Laget; published by Days of Wonder.
- Previously published as Murder in the Abbey and in French as Meurtre a l'Abbaye.
- Includes a pad of full-color suspect sheets to help players track their investigations.
- The board, which represents an island-based monastery, is gorgeous.
- Faidutti also designed Dragon's Gold, Queen's Necklace, Citadels, and more.
- Laget also designed Mare Nostrum, Castle, and more.
Guide Review - Mystery of the Abbey
Players roam the monastery, with each room giving certain benefits. For example, you can inspect other monk's cells, visit the information-rich Sciptorium, or learn from the secular world in the parlor. By running into other monks, you may question them directly.
A terrific game, Mystery of the Abbey should be in the collection of anyone who enjoys deduction games such as Clue and Inkognito.