3-6 players Suitable for ages 14+ Play time 30-45 minutes
A game of murder, accusations and denials.
M. Harpagon Richard is most decidedly dead, though not nearly soon enough for YOUR tastes, the old miser. But Chief Inspector Francois Cleu is not convinced that he passed peacefully in his sleep, as was reported. In fact, he’s discovered “somewhat troubling evidence” that he was instead stabbed, poisoned, shot, strangled, bludgeoned and thrown out of a third story window. Worse, he seems to think YOU had something to do with it. Well, even if you did, which you didn’t, there’s no sense in all of you going to prison for it.
J'ACCUSE! is about implicating and accusing your friends and family of MURDER! So no one ‘wins’ the game, so much as, one of you will LOSE. The object is to avoid suspicion for as long as you can, while assuring that someone else ends up accused for the crime. The game ends, and the loser is ‘Arrested’, when one player gets stuck with at least one of each type of Evidence (a Motive, Opportunity & Weapon, which solves the case) OR by having ANY 5 pieces of Hard Evidence against them (a Preponderance of Evidence).