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All at Sea

All at Sea

In early August in 1914 the American cruise ship SS Libertania set sail from New York, bound for Southampton. On August 14th the Captain summoned the crew and passengers to meet him in the Grand Ballroom. In solemn tones, Captain Bayard announced that he had just been informed that Germany had invaded Russia and Belgium, and that the British and French had declared war on Germany.

In the stunned silence following this portentous news, the lights suddenly went off, voices began shouting, and a shot rang out. By the time the lights were restored, many people had left the ballroom, can the Captain lay slumped on the floor, shot dead.

Now, diplomats, dignitaries and the crew must grapple with not only the outbreak of war but also the murder of the Captain. Who killed Captain Bayard - and why? Find out in All at Sea.

Published By: Freeform Games
For 16 to 33 players

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Additional Information

All at Sea is unlike many murder mystery games. Although the game starts with a murder, most of the characters have more important things to do than to investigate it. And the killing may not be over - it is unlikely that everyone will survive the remainder of the journey!

All at Sea is played just like a murder mystery game. You may be trying to solve the murder, but primarily you are (initially at least) concentrating on your own goals and objectives. Unlike most boxed murder mystery games, All at Sea lets you decide how to achieve your goals and thwart your enemies.

On the evening of the game the guests are met by the organizer. They then receive their detailed backgrounds - including dark secrets, objectives and money. When everyone has arrived Captain Bayard makes his introduction - then the lights go out and when they come back up Captain Bayard is dead!. The fun then begins as everyone questions, bribes and blackmails each other. As the evening progresses they may even try to murder one another! Finally, the Libertania arrives at its destination and everyone finds out how they did, and what secrets everyone else was concealing.

Download a a free introduction to this game (PDF), which explains how the game works, and includes a cast list of all the characters, an invitation to send to your guests, and much more.

This game lasts for about four hours and is suited to an evening. It is often played over a meal -- a finger buffet if possible to allow guests to circulate and talk in private.

This murder mystery game comes with a Cast Iron Guarantee: if you're not completely satisfied with the game, simply request a refund from Freeform Games within 30 days.

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