Thursday, May 31, 2012

Screwtape Has Three of a Crime

Day 29 - Three of a Crime
Designed by Heinz Meister

I think the reason why I first tried this game was purely because of the title. I love puns, and the title fits the theme and play of the game so well. (If you are having trouble coming up with the pun, think poker). Three of a Crime is a simple deduction game where players take turns being the detective and out of 7 suspects they have to figure out which trio was truly guilty for that round. The player representing the thief draws a card from the shuffled deck. This card represents the 3 people who are guilty. The detective draws a card from the top of the deck and places it face up on the table. Each card has some sort of combination of the 7 suspects. The thief then assigns a little number token to that card stating if the card has 0,1, or 2 thieves correct. As more cards are flipped over, the easier it will be to deduct who the 3 guilty criminals are for the round. If you are playing with more than 2 players, there are multiple detectives, and the one that correctly guesses first wins the card. In a 2 player version, you can both play each role simultaneously, and whoever gets 3 cards first wins. The game is a fantastic game for young kids to introduce them to deductive reasoning, which in my opinion is a very important trait. Since The Wife and I are deductive reasoning masters, this game isn't really much of a challenge for either one of us, and we usually tie (not today thankfully, mark another win for Lou on the scoreboard). The Wife and I can remember characters that are not even on the cards and would probably frustrate others if we played with them because we pretty much could play this game in our sleep (a little too simple for must adults I would say). The game is very well done though, love the the theme, again the quality of the cards and number tokens are great. Get this game for your kids and I think they will enjoy it while mastering deductive reasoning and that is How Lou Sees It.

The Screwtape Letters The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Amazing book! Favorite letter was #15 from which I post this quote: "For the Present is the point at which time touches eternity." View all my 'goodreads' reviews

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