Board Game Inspiration

This is the third Friday in a row I’ve had the opportunity to play board games with a group, different groups each time, and I am loving it!

To think, over the last couple of years around this time of year, getting together with groups of people indoors — especially different groups of people — was a big no-no. It’s so refreshing to be able to gather with people and do one of the things I love most: play games!

Tonight’s game of choice was a delightful game called Mysterium. It’s kind of like a cross between Clue and Dixit, with a cooperative element: everyone is working towards the same goal of solving the mystery. One player acts as the ghost of the person who was murdered, and gives the other players clues by way of “vision cards.”

I played the game once as one of the players trying to solve the mystery, and the second time as the ghost. The gameplay experience is totally different in each role, but equally enjoyable.

I might have to pick up a copy of the game for myself, not only because it was such a fun game to play, but also because the cards are filled with dream-like pictures that I feel would make great imagination-inducing writing prompts.

For example, here are a few of the “vision cards”:

Vision cards from Mysterium

There’s a lot going on in each of these cards.

Is the white-haired character in the first card a thief, or a hero, or both? Where is the gentleman on the balloon-powered unicycle off to? What happens if the person in the undersea suit tries to get past those mythical-looking creatures to open that sunken vault?

The more I write, the more I’m remembering and re-learning there are stories everywhere if you know where to look.

What stories do you start imagining when you look at these cards?

p.s. Learn more about the game here. If Santa is listening, he can get me a copy of the game here. 😉

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2 thoughts on “Board Game Inspiration

  1. I LOVE Mysterium! It’s such a unique game if the people you’re playing with have never played or heard of Dixit. If you haven’t give a look at deception murder in Hong Kong. It shares some elements of Mysterium but is more on the hidden role side of things

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