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Play Mysterium and solve a murder with your friends

The board game is like Dixit meets Clue

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Simone de Rochefort has been producing & hosting YouTube videos for Polygon since 2016. She co-directed the upcoming documentary The Great Game: The Making of Spycraft.

If you’re looking for a spooky, fun board game to play this fall, look no further than Mysterium. We played it for the latest episode of Overboard, Polygon’s board game show.

This cooperative board game is like a beautiful mix of the classic murder mystery Clue and the painterly Dixit. One player is a ghost, who cannot speak — seriously, they’re not allowed to talk for the whole game. This is a great role for your most annoying friend (me). The rest of the players are psychics who receive visions from the ghost as they try to solve ghost’s murder.

The visions take the form of beautiful cards like these:

Vision cards from Mysterium
Mysterium’s vision cards are beautiful.
Asmodee/via Polygon

It’s up to the players to determine which murder suspect, location, and weapon the ghost is trying to indicate through only these illustrations.

Check out the video above to watch our playthrough of Mysterium to see the wonderful and horrible things that can happen when you’re trying to interpret ghostly visions.

Mysterium retails for $44.99 at Amazon, Walmart, Barnes & Noble and Target. Two expansion packs, “Hidden Signs” and “Secrets & Lies”, are available as well.

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