Clayton Notestine
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Murder Mystery Theater

Murder Mystery Theater

Board game, Design, Friendly murder

 

Murder Mystery Theater is a party game that transforms Clue into a 30 minute fiasco of deception, debate, and killing your friends. Think Clue but with lying and roleplaying.

I concepted, designed, and illustrated this game as a little passion project. 

 
 
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Gameplay

 

All the guests are suspects, except for one, the dead one. The victim spends the game silently dropping hints while the "good guys" have to uncover the murderer, the scene, and the weapon.

 
 
 

Playtesting

 

I user tested this game 56 times over the course of 9 months.
Over that time the game transformed completely.

 
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Marketing

 

The truth is graduate students are unmotivated to play board games, and when I tried to host a board game night, nobody came, so I turned to drastic measures. It worked.

 
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Design and Art Direction by sheer force of will.