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Awkward Guests is an innovative card game of mystery and deduction in which every game recreates the night Mr. Walton was murdered differently. There are 3,600 different solutions to solve the mystery, so you won’t ever play two similar games!

In addition, its Brilliant Deck System will make you feel involved in the investigation, allowing you to use real detective skills to solve the case.

To solve the mystery, you will have to interrogate suspects, ask the service staff, examine the crime scene, look for clues in the Walton Mansion, consult the police reports… You will do all of this while you exchange or hide information from your opponents.

Get ready to use all your detective skills!

Will you be the first to solve the mystery?

Awkward Guests includes a mobile application that makes the game easier to set up and avoid player elimination. It allows the players to guess the solution of the mystery without looking it up in the rulebook. All a player has to do is input their solution into the mobile application and see if they got it right. In the case a player is wrong and since he doesn't see the actual solution, he can continue playing (although he won't be able to solve in the next Resolution phase).

Awkward Guests Mobile App
Awkward Guests Mobile App

 

Each Awkward Guestscard contains a piece of information that can help you solve Mr. Walton’s murder: statements of the suspects, alibis, police reports, forensic findings and much more.

The game set up is what makes Awkward Guests different from any other game. Each game played is pre-generated and it is defined by a set of cards from the deck. None of the players will know any information about the crime before the game begins!

Everyone is an investigator!

Due to this set up method, the information on every single card in the deck is coherent with the rest. The information contained in the game deck, uniquely explains the mystery and the solution.

For example: if a suspect in a game is found innocent, the set up will be sure to include cards to dismiss all his or her motives of killing Mr. Walton.

We have called this set up the Brilliant Deck System.

Consequently, to find out the murderer, his or her motive and the crime weapon, it is not enough to cross out options and guess, but you will have to draw conclusions from the information given by the cards that are drawn throughout the game.

Another example: you can conclude that a suspect is innocent if the police dismiss all his or her motives, but also if he or she couldn’t reach the crime scene (and there are even more ways!).

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Our Brilliant Deck System has another main feature: it provides the games infinite re-playability. Awkward Guests has 3,600 solutions but each of them can be presented in thousands of different games; there are millions of combinations. In addition, Awkward Guests' mysteries are classified into 6 levels of difficulty on a scale from "Beginner" to "Very hard".

For example: If Angelica Albinson is the murderer and her motive was “Extremely different views” and killed with the use of pesticide, this may be the answer to a “Beginner” mystery but also a possible answer to a “Very hard” round. Although both of these could be probable answers, a “Beginner” game will be much easier to be solved.

Awkward Guests’ rulebook includes a selection of 30 mysteries with different levels of difficulty but periodically there will be more added on our website www.awkwardguests.com for you to download without any additional cost.

You won’t ever run out of mysteries to solve!

 

 

 

It isn't at all! Awkward Guests doesn’t require complex logic because the detective reasonings used are simple, intuitive and easy to understand for everyone

Once again, let’s see an example:

And remember, Awkward Guests' mysteries are classified into 6 levels of difficulty on a scale from "Beginner" to "Very hard". Players will always find a game suitable for them.

 

Awkward Guests’ mechanichs are quite simple, check them in this video:

 
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Awkward Guests' games are very fluid and intense. There is no downtime for the players as they are participating at every moment, even during their opponents turn. Whether they are asking for or providing information to exchange. As the investigators discover little by little what happened in the Walton Mansion, the interest increases during the game until the grand finale when the mystery is solved!

You can download a print&play "Beginner" mystery from here.
You can download a print&play "Beginner" mystery from here.

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                          

 

 

 

 

 

           

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Risks and challenges

Awkward Guests is Megacorpin Games’ first creation. We are an indie game design studio focused on developing different games for new play experiences. Our goal is to show the world our game and to continue developing more based on our Brilliant Deck System (or not ;P).

We launched a crowdfunding campaign before this one and we managed to deliver our game to all of our backers on time. According to our experience we have planned a reasonable deadline, considering all the delays we could come across.

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