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Forum: Mystery of the Abbey - English
 Topic: Monks avatars!
Yann
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  Monks avatars! Mon, 28 April 2003 13:55
Hello everyone:

For your Avatar*, you can now use one of the 24 monks a the Mystery of the Abbey game! Check your Profile and click on "Choose Avatar".

Enjoy,

Yann

*Players only, Guests do not have access to avatars.
      
 Topic: Mystery of the Abbey is available in the US
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  Mystery of the Abbey is available in the US Thu, 01 May 2003 09:56
Great news, we received our first boxes of Mystery of the Abbey at our US shipping facilities!

You can now order them from our US On-line Store: http://www.mysteryoftheabbey.com/index.php?t=buy

Have fun,

The Days of Wonder Team

[Updated on: Thu, 01 May 2003 10:01]

      
 Topic: Mystery of the Abbey Photographs !
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  Mystery of the Abbey Photographs ! Sat, 03 May 2003 15:17
You can see pictures of the game on the Game Pictures Page.

Special thanks to PNL for the photos.

The Days of Wonder Team
      
 Topic: Game session article from Paul Davidson
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  Game session article from Paul Davidson Thu, 15 May 2003 22:26
One customer, Paul Davidson, wrote a great game session article on the rec.games.board newsgroup. You can read a copy here:

http://www.mysteryoftheabbey.com/index.php?t=products&su b=maarticle1

Have fun,

Yann
      
 Topic: Dutch translation available
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  Dutch translation available Wed, 11 June 2003 18:43
Dutch speaking players will find a translation written by Pascal Taillaert on the Rules & Goodies page.

Special thanks to Pascal for his contribution! Love

Yann
      
 Topic: Italian Translation
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  Italian Translation Tue, 17 June 2003 08:47
An Italian translation is now available on the Rules & Goodies page.

Special thanks to Federico Faenza for this contribution!

The Days of Wonder Team

[Updated on: Tue, 17 June 2003 08:50]

      
 Topic: Incomplete German rules
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  Incomplete German rules Thu, 26 June 2003 16:28
I was wondering how you could be caught in the act searching someone's cell when only one (!) person is allowed in the cells.

The English rule is clear - but this is missing in the German rule altogether: Only the owner of the cell is allowed in in order to catch someone else in the act!

Quite bad rule omission, didn't check for other mistakes yet. Actually this posting should be on the German discussion forum, but nobody seems to go there - so maybe some Germans read it here, unless they know already.

... and got only one blank card, sniff, so this is the second Mystery of the Abbey: Who stole my second blank card? Very Happy

Ferdi
      
 Topic: Mystery of the Abbey nominated for Inquest Gamer Fan Award!
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  Mystery of the Abbey nominated for Inquest Gamer Fan Award! Tue, 10 February 2004 03:18
Mystery has been nominated by Inquest Gamer Magazine for TableTop Game of the Year in their annual Fan Awards. If you want to vote the "Monk Ticket" visit the Inquest Gamer Website
      
 Topic: New rules summary and reference sheet available
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New rules summary and reference sheet available Fri, 21 January 2005 03:57
MOTA players might be interested in my Rules Summary and Reference Sheet. You can find it along with other my game reference sheets at http://www.headlesshollow.com. Click the Freebie! link in the left column.
Cheers,
Peter
      
 Topic: Some extra scriptorium cards
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Some extra scriptorium cards Sun, 17 December 2006 13:28
The spirit of Brother Adelmo (star)
Use this card when you are in your cellula.
"The spirit of Brother Adelmo visits you in prayer. He tells you the name of his closest friend in the abbey. This person is certainly innocent."
Roll one of the monk dice and pick a random card of that player. If the dice points you out or a player with no cards, roll again.

In hiding
"Terrified for another murder, a monk goes in hiding."
Hide a monk from your hand in a room by noting the room on a paper and putting his card and the paper aside. If a player enters that room, you have to show the card to that player. From that point on, all players know where the monk is hiding, but the monk remains there for the rest of the game.

A small lie (star)
This card allows you one lie when asked a question. You may use this card only once, and reveal it only at the end of the game, or when another card forces you to reveal it.

The eye of God
Pick an empty room. Each player that ends his turn in that room must show all his suspect cards to you. This effect remains active untill the next mass. (Mark that room with a coin).
      
 Topic: WBC - GM needed ...
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WBC - GM needed ... Thu, 15 February 2007 14:37
Mystery of the Abbey

We need someone to run Mystery of the Abbey for teens (12-16) at the WBC in August.

The scheduled slot is from 9pm-12am on Friday.

You'd need to know the game and enjoy being around teens. Please e-mail Kaarin at acd@boardgamers.org if you would be willing to help.

There is NO entry fee or expense kick back ... You are on your own. Looking for someone already attending or expecting to attend.
      
 Topic: First Play Good Fun
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First Play Good Fun Fri, 28 December 2007 20:59
My daughter got MoA for a Christmas present. We have one case in the books and we had a good time. We will, like everyone else, need to work on our questioning. We tended to ask very revealing questions, but as a start it wasn't bad. We seemed to all figure out who it was at about the same time so we had a mad rush to make an accusation. My daughter got there first with the use of a Crypta card. She had made one wrong revelation and I had made two correct revelations so I won by one point.

The cards make it fun. We will probably go with the variant of moving up to three spaces per turn next time. We really enjoyed the game.

Thank you,
Scott
      
 Topic: help!!
macu401
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help!! Sat, 30 August 2008 20:42
Need to resolve doubts on the game "the mystery of the abadia" and did not handle well none of the languages of the forum. It could open a section in Spanish?
thanks Smile
      
 Topic: Morning Bells event card - fun singing Brother John
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  Morning Bells event card - fun singing Brother John Sat, 25 July 2009 22:06
If you want to have more fun when an event card MORNING BELLS is played, try to play it like this:

everyone must roll a dice in a row,
depending on the colour on the dice
player may choose a languge in which he will sing Brother John song Smile
try it in African Smile

here you can find two sheets containing the song in 34 languages
every language has its own colour:

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/image/526122
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/image/526123

For example, if the colour on the dice is black, player can choose - Argentinean, Dutch, Indonesian, Swedish or Spanish version.
If another player rolls black as well, he must choose a different language than the first player.

Have fun!!! Laughing Smile Smile Smile

[Updated on: Sat, 25 July 2009 22:07]

      
 Topic: Playing Mystery of the Abbey with only two players
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  Playing Mystery of the Abbey with only two players Tue, 22 December 2009 09:59
Hi everyone! I've been playing MotA with my wife, only two players and I must say that indeed there is mystery in the game. We know that the more players in the game the funnier it gets, but when we are alone, we play it this way. We close the library and we discard some scriptorium cards that are useless for only two players. We must say we have had such fun!! Surprised

I'm sending this for those board game addicts who don't buy this game for the fact of just being two players.
      
 Topic: Mystery of the Abbey returns
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  Mystery of the Abbey returns Wed, 11 July 2012 22:41
The Abbey of Saint-Pierre has been extremely quiet these past few years as the Abbot sent all the monks away for a very long pilgrimage. But they're on their way back, and once again they'll be tasked with solving the mystery... Who Killed Brother Adelmo?

http://blog.daysofwonder.com/wp-content/dow-uploads/2012/07/3-monks-illustration2-300x179.jpg


Mystery of the Abbey is a whodunit game of deduction and intuition, set in a medieval abbey. Originally released in 2003 as Days of Wonder's first big box board game, it has won numerous awards and tens of thousands of fans. Out of print for several years, Mystery of the Abbey will soon be available again. Expect to see it in stores in the US and Europe by late August. Learn more on the Mystery of the Abbey web page.
      
 Topic: Replacement Mystery of the Abbey Mass Cards
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Replacement Mystery of the Abbey Mass Cards Thu, 20 December 2012 17:57
In the 2012 reprint of Mystery of the Abbey, there are errors in the English language edition where the incorrect number of cards to pass at Mass is given.
Each card incorrectly states you should pass 2 cards, whereas the number of cards to pass changes depending on the Mass. For the first Mass card (MATINS), you pass 1 card; for the second Mass card (LAUDS) you pass 2; then (PRIME) 3 cards; (TERCE) 4; (SEXT) 5; and 6 cards for the last 3 (NONE, VESPERS and COMPLINE).

http://blog.daysofwonder.com/wp-content/dow-uploads/2012/12/mass_cards.jpg


We have reprinted new Mass cards, so if you have incorrect cards (i.e., each card says "pass 2 cards"), we'd like to send you the corrected versions for free.

To qualify for the free replacement deck program you must have a registered copy of Mystery of the Abbey and be logged into your Days of Wonder account.

To get your free replacement Mystery of the Abbey Mass cards, click Mystery Mass Card Replacement Deck to order yours.

The (penitent) Monks at the Days of Wonder Abbey

[Updated on: Thu, 20 December 2012 18:21]