Share this project

Done

Share this project

Done
A one-of-a-kind, 1-8 player deduction game with infinite replayability. Based on the innovative Brilliant Deck System!
A one-of-a-kind, 1-8 player deduction game with infinite replayability. Based on the innovative Brilliant Deck System!
6,161 backers pledged €293,533 to help bring this project to life.

About

Awkward Guests - Who Murdered Mr. Walton?

€293,533

6,161

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

Awkward Guests received The Dice Tower's Seal of Excellence. If you want to know why, watch its review by Tom Vasel.

AWARDS
AWARDS

Awkward Guests' mechanics are quite simple. Check them out in this GAMES ON BOARD video:

A game of Awkward Guests' is very fluid and intense. There is no downtime for the players, as they actively participate at all times. Even during opponents' turns, non-active players will need to request or provide information. As the investigators uncover — little by little — what happened at the Walton Mansion, their interest and engagement will increase. This builds up expectation and excitement until the grand finale is reached and the mystery is solved.

Each card in Awkward Guests contains a piece of information that could help you solve Mr. Walton’s murder. These are statements from the suspects, alibis, police reports, forensic findings and much more.

The game setup is what makes Awkward Guests unlike any other game. Each game uses a different predefined set of cards from the box. Therefore, none of the players have access to the case details before the game begins. Everyone is an investigator! No need for a moderator!

For example: the setup ensures that all cards regarding an innocent suspect dismiss all his/her motives for killing Mr. Walton.

This setup system created by Megacorpin Games is the Brilliant Deck System.

Consequently, to discover the murderer, their motive and the crime weapon, crossing out options and making a guess is not enough. You will have to draw conclusions based on the information provided by the cards received throughout the game.

Another example: you may determine a suspect's innocence once the police have dismissed all his/her motives, or once you deduce that they couldn't reach the crime scene and/or weapon...

Our Brilliant Deck System has another main feature: it provides the game with infinite replayability. Awkward Guests offers a possible total of 3,600 different murder case solutions, each of which may be reached through thousands of different card combinations.

This means that millions of different game decks can be generated!!!

In addition, Awkward Guests' cases are classified into six levels of difficulty on a scale from "Beginner" to "Very hard".

For example, the following solution...

Who: Angelica Albinson

Why: Extreme principles

How: Pesticide

...could be the answer to both a “Beginner”-level case and also to a “Very hard” one. Although both cases share the same answer, their game decks are made up of different cards which provide different clues. This is what makes the “Beginner” level game easier to solve.

Awkward Guests' rulebook includes a selection of 30 cases arranged in several different difficulty levels. More cases will be periodically made available on www.awkwardguests.com for you to download without any additional cost. You won’t ever run out of cases to solve!

 It isn't at all! Awkward Guests doesn’t require the use of complex logic. The detective reasoning used is simple, intuitive and easy to understand for everyone.

Once again, let’s see an example:

Try AWKWARD GUESTS!
Try AWKWARD GUESTS!
                                                                                  

If the project is successfully funded, we will immediately unblock the first stretch goal! As backers, you will have free access to the Awkward Guests companion App developed by MATERIA WORKS Game Studio, available for Android and iOS. It is the perfect game accessory. It will provide you with 200 new cases on your mobile device, game setup will be much easier and players will no longer be eliminated when checking their solutions during the Solution Phase. 

Funded! The guests have entered the Mansion. Free access to the "Awkward Guests” Companion App with 200 additional new cases.
Funded! The guests have entered the Mansion. Free access to the "Awkward Guests” Companion App with 200 additional new cases.
The one and true case recreating what really happened the night of the murder, is hidden in Mr. Walton's last words.
The one and true case recreating what really happened the night of the murder, is hidden in Mr. Walton's last words.
Additional Tracking Sheets to continue investigating.
Additional Tracking Sheets to continue investigating.
50 additional new cases are added to the “Awkward Guests" App.
50 additional new cases are added to the “Awkward Guests" App.
Mr. Walton's business card.
Mr. Walton's business card.
Angelica Albinson’s criminal profile card with the suspect’s homicidal preferences.
Angelica Albinson’s criminal profile card with the suspect’s homicidal preferences.
Berwick Sisters’ criminal profile card with the suspect’s homicidal preferences.
Berwick Sisters’ criminal profile card with the suspect’s homicidal preferences.
Claudette Cazelar´s criminal profile card with the suspect’s homicidal preferences.
Claudette Cazelar´s criminal profile card with the suspect’s homicidal preferences.
Greg Gaffney´s criminal profile card with the suspect’s homicidal preferences.
Greg Gaffney´s criminal profile card with the suspect’s homicidal preferences.
Mortimer Mollow´s criminal profile card with the suspect’s homicidal preferences.
Mortimer Mollow´s criminal profile card with the suspect’s homicidal preferences.
Stanley Smithe´s criminal profile card with the suspect’s homicidal preferences.
Stanley Smithe´s criminal profile card with the suspect’s homicidal preferences.
A new difficulty level: “The Perfect Crime” is unblocked.
A new difficulty level: “The Perfect Crime” is unblocked.
Screens upgrade to trifold screens.
Screens upgrade to trifold screens.
Classified information card upgrade
Classified information card upgrade
Linen finish cards.
Linen finish cards.
A portrait of the adorable Mr. Walton. May he always be in your thoughts.
A portrait of the adorable Mr. Walton. May he always be in your thoughts.
Inquiry standees of Mr. Walton's cats
Inquiry standees of Mr. Walton's cats
Even thicker cardboard.
Even thicker cardboard.
Detailed plan of Walton Mansion.
Detailed plan of Walton Mansion.
Dry erase board function integrated on screens.
Dry erase board function integrated on screens.
Mr. Walton's bust.
Mr. Walton's bust.
App impovement: for every game, choose to play a previously unplayed case or a completely random case.
App impovement: for every game, choose to play a previously unplayed case or a completely random case.
SOLO GAME MODE. App improvement: play Awkward Guests alone with its app.
SOLO GAME MODE. App improvement: play Awkward Guests alone with its app.
                                                            
         
  

Risks and challenges

Awkward Guests is Megacorpin Games’ first creation. We are an indie game design studio focused on developing original games with new gaming experiences. Our goal is to show the world our game and to continue developing more based on our Brilliant Deck System.

In the previous crowdfunding campaign we launched in Spain, we managed to deliver our game to all of our backers on time. Based on our experience, we have planned a reasonable deadline (June, 2019) which accounts for all possible delays but we will do our best to shorten this deadline.

Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

Questions about this project? Check out the FAQ

Support

  1. Reward no longer available

    Pledge €28 or more About $32

    Swift Investigator

    Receive "Awkward Guests" in your home (if you dare).

    Includes:
    • "Awkward Guests" base game
    • All unlocked stretch goals
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Reward no longer available 474 backers
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  2. Select this reward

    Pledge €31 or more About $35

    Investigator

    Receive "Awkward Guests" in your home (if you dare).

    Includes:
    • "Awkward Guests" base game
    • All unlocked stretch goals
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    1,459 backers
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  3. Reward no longer available

    Pledge €38 or more About $43

    Swift Well-informed Investigator

    Receive "Awkward Guests" in your home (if you dare) and discover all their "Awkward Secrets" (*).

    Includes:
    • "Awkward Guests" base game
    • All unlocked stretch goals
    • "Awkward Secrets" supplement book
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Reward no longer available 857 backers
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  4. Select this reward

    Pledge €41 or more About $46

    Well-informed Investigator

    Receive "Awkward Guests" in your home (if you dare) and discover all their "Awkward Secrets" (*).

    (*) See "Rewards" section for details

    Includes:
    • "Awkward Guests" base game
    • All unlocked stretch goals
    • "Awkward Secrets" supplement book
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    3,187 backers
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  5. Select this reward

    Pledge €144 or more About $163

    Fellow Investigators

    Group pledge. Join the investigation with some of your friends.

    Includes:
    • 4 x "Awkward Guests" base games
    • All unlocked stretch goals
    • 4 x "Awkward Secrets" supplement book
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only certain countries
    41 backers
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  6. Select this reward

    Pledge €420 or more About $475

    A lot of Fellow Investigators

    Group pledge. Join the investigation with a lot of your friends.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only certain countries
    24 backers
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.

Funding period

- (30 days)