Game players solve the mystery of "Who Killed Brother Adelmo!"
Sausalito, CA; Paris, France - February 16, 2003 - Days of Wonder, Inc. announced today that it would publish Mystery of the Abbey - a "whodunit" board game set in a medieval French Abbey, designed by noted French game authors, Bruno Faidutti and Serge Laget.
Mystery of the Abbey is "the thinking person's Clue". Brother Adelmo, one of the monks of the Abbey, has been killed, and the Abbot has called for an investigation of the murder. Players must solve the crime by moving through the beautifully illustrated Abbey board, searching for clues, questioning the other monks and using their intuition to uncover the truth.
"With Mystery of the Abbey, we wanted to completely immerse the player in the game," says Days of Wonder President, Eric Hautemont. "The board, components and cards are all designed to give the impression that they are searching the abbey for clues to help them solve the crime.
The game's medieval abbey setting provides a highly evocative game theme. In addition to the large format abbey board, Mystery of the Abbey includes 90 cards, carved monk figures as playing tokens, a bell to call the monks to Chapel, and color suspect sheets for players' notes about their investigations.
Mystery of the Abbey is for 3 to 6 players, ages 8 and older and games typically last between 60 and 90 minutes. Mystery of the Abbey will be available in English, French and German editions beginning in May of 2003. Suggested retail price is US $44.95.
About Days of Wonder
Days of Wonder, Inc. publishes high-quality, family-strategy board and card games that are easy to learn and fun to play. Days of Wonder is a privately held company with offices in Sausalito, CA, and Paris, France.