Travel back in time to 1893 to explore the twisted and unpredictable World's Fair Hotel. In Crimes in History: H. H. Holmes' Murder Castle, you will explore rooms and collect evidence, while battling backstabbing overnight guests and evading Holmes in his thrilling house of horrors.
* The castle can be built differently each time using unique modular room tiles inspired from the original castle's blueprints.
* Trapdoors, greased chutes to the basement, brick walls, and seeping gas are just some of the booby traps you'll encounter as you travel throughout the castle.
* Because Holmes knows the layout of the castle and all of the castle?s elaborate horrors, he can appear in any room with only a moment?s notice.
* Draw from 79 event cards to gain a competitive advantage or to wreak havoc by sabotaging other players.
The winner is the first player to complete their evidence board and rack back to the Pharmacy.
This game features hand-drawn room tile illustrations by Holly Carden and includes all unlocked Kickstarter stretch goals including 7 paintable minis. This game plays 2-6 players and plays 15-20 minutes per player.
Crimes in History: H. H. Holmes' Murder Castle received the coveted Father Geek Seal of Approval which means the game was enjoyed by the Child Geeks, Parent Geeks, and the Gamer Geeks!
"There is something here for everyone, even though the game is set in a twisting maze of murder designed to trick, trap, and eventually allow Holmes to dispatch his victims. GOOD FAMILY FUN!"
- Father Geek
"Think Betrayal at House on the Hill except you are in a crazy murder castle and you are trying to do set collection and racing instead of waiting for the betrayer to pop out. You can teach this to new gamers relatively easy, but still has depth for the seasoned lot."
- The Dice Men Cometh
"The game seems to have the right blend of strategy and luck (adding to the theme of unexpected). This is a thematic light to mid-weight game, a Film-Noir style mystery experience that ends up being a race for survival. While being easy to learn and play, you will encounter many meaningful decisions while having to pay close attention to your opponents."
- Boardgame Stories
"Gameplay features a compilation of popular modern mechanics well-executed and on par for a game of this nature?it's a bold entry for these first-time creators, but they've really stepped up to the mark. Murder Castle is a great all-rounder with an excellent execution (no pun intended!)."
- Kickstart Gaming
Crimes in History: H. H. Holmes' Murder Castle was funded on Kickstarter by over 1,000 backers and is releasing in 30 countries, 49 states, and 1,023 cities. Backstabbing! Thrilling! Chaotic! Will you survive?!
- 1 Rulebook
1 Evidence Bag
1 Ferris Wheel
1 Metal Skeleton Key
27 Room Tiles
6 Player Boards and Pillars
7 Character Tokens and Bases
7 Paintable Character Miniatures
7 Action Tiles