I wrote (in french) a short review of the game after reading it. Might be playing it soon.
Dead After Dinner
A downloadable game
The aging Patriarch of your family has uncharacteristically invited everyone to dinner.
He says he's made changes to his will that affect you, and he will read it after dinner.
Inspired by the films Clue and Knives Out, you'll tell a story about the death of a grandfather and the familial drama that caused it.
As a Descended from the Queen game, you'll read some instruction cards first, and play consists of drawing and responding to prompt cards.
Unlike For the Queen, you'll build your deck with cards for each of the 8 phases- some decks have 1 card like Dessert, Murder?!?, Detective and Questioning, and some decks have 1 or 2 cards per player.
Every character has Resentment- a stat that represents your feelings toward the Patriarch and the family. Cards will instruct you to modify yours, or ask others to do so.
If your Resentment is 0 or below, you are automatically innocent when the last card is drawn, and being a murder is always opt-in.
0. Instructions (11 cards)- Learn the game and set up your deck
1. Characters (8)- Define your relationship to the Patriarch and each other
2. Dinner (15)- Set up your sordid family history
3. Dessert (1)- Transition between Dinner and The Will
4. The Will (6)- Read the updated document
5. Murder?!? (5)- 5 different ways for the Patriarch to die
6. Detective (1)- Transition between Murder?!? and Questioning
7. Questioning (18)- Inconvenient and unavoidable
8. Whodunnit (1)- Unveil the murderer(s)
What You'll Get
- 34 page color PDF with 4 tarot-sized cards per page (68 cards total), laid out to print double sided on cardstock
Play for Free on Story Synth
Want to check out the game before you buy? Or play online with friends?
Head to bit.ly/playdadgame
Special thanks to: Andy Hague, Sidney Icarus, Javier Beltrán & Adam Robichaud
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