Never trust a Benedictine ...
Mystery of the Abbey is "the thinking person's
Clue ... a new kind of whodunit boardgame of deduction
in a medieval abbey. Players attempt to discover, "Who
Killed Brother Adelmo by moving through the beautifully illustrated
Abbey board, searching for clues, questioning the other monks
and using their intuition to uncover the truth.
Points are scored in two ways: By making correct revelations
about one characteristic of the guilty monk (worth two points);
or by making a correct accusation of who the culprit is (worth
four points). An incorrect revelation subtracts one point from
the player's score and an incorrect accusation subtracts two
One Qualifying round will be held with each participant playing
in one 4-6 player game. Winners of qualifying games, plus other
top point earners (determined by number of entrants) qualify
for the second and final round. Semifinal winners and/or top
point earners (depending on number of qualifiers) then move on
to a Final Round if necessary. The Final will consist of one
4-6 player game. Recent participation levels would indicate that
only two rounds will suffice.
Learning the Game - New Players:
Beginners are welcome. There will be a teaching demonstration
in Paradise Terrace on Wednesday. Attendance is mandatory for
those who have not played previously or read the rules. Otherwise,
do not expect to be taught how to play during or before the event.