Saturday, June 1, 2013

Spooky Board Games: 1313 Dead End Drive

For the many of you who've had the chance to play Clue, this game is pretty much the exact opposite. Your goal isn't to accuse or catch the murderer, but to be the murderer. Picture 'Mouse Trap' meets 'Clue' meets 'Monopoly' and you'll begin to get an idea of what I'm talking about. You get to bluff and hide your identity, move other people's pieces, kill fellow players, and all for the sake of money. In your average financial game like Monopoly, the bankrupt player generally sends most of their stuff back to the bank, or gradually sells it off until they have absolutely nothing left. In 1313 Dead End Drive, the dead person's cash just goes to the next heir in line.

This was my favorite game as a kid. As dark as it is, it's also incredibly funny. Did I mention it's really colorful, and the pictures are funny too?

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