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.
In J'ACCUSE!, everyone is guilty of murder, but only one of you will pay the price. For this is a game of implicating others, passing around incriminating evidence and accusing one another of doing the old man in.
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).
Game Design: Jonathan Lavallee
Cover Art: Malin Falch
Players: 3 to 6
Ages: 14 and Up
Playing Time: 30 to 45 min
6 Character Sheets
Investigator & stand
Size: 4.5” x 7.5” x 2” two-piece box
Released: 06 September 2016