Game of the Week

Game of the Week: Someone Has Died

Someone Has Died is an improvisational storytelling game set at a will arbitration where players try to convince an estate keeper that they are the most worthy of someone's fortune. Identity, relationship, and backstory cards help players create wacky characters who must argue against one another for the riches and glory.

We’re treading into my realm of obliviousness here, as I am outside the target audience for large group games that rely heavily on player discussion, debate, persuasion, and more. I know plenty of folks that love these Social games, and this one is bound to be a hit for them. For 3-6 players, one person is the judge for the round and the others have cards identifying who they are and how they know the deceased person, and they are trying to be the most convincing person to gain the inheritance of the deceased. If that sounds like a fun time to you, it probably is and you’re probably the target audience. Oh, and it follows a pattern of opening statements, the judge player asking each player a question, a recess round with casual interaction where players can ask other players questions, and a final remarks round. Want to interfere? You can earn objection cards that can be played during another player’s turn to swing things in new directions. This might be perfect as game rooms open back up.

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