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Liam
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yup there are lots more but crime (jack the ripper) is the dominant theme snore

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Poker if you lose.
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denshiblocks wrote:
I'm familiar with Mr. Ree and its derivative games like Clue. I've also come across Scotland Yard and 221b Baker Street. Are there any more interesting games that are based around deduction? I would almost prefer if they weren't crime themed.


Here are a dozen of the best:

Mystery of the Abbey
Orient Express: 5 Nieuwe Mysteries
Code 777
Confusion: Espionage and Deception in the Cold War
Panic Station (upcoming)
Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game
The Resistance
221B Baker Street: The Master Detective Game
Lord of the Rings: The Confrontation
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Revolution! + Revolution! The Palace
Shadows over Camelot
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Try:
Sleuth,
Timbuktu,
Mystery o the abbey,
 
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The Games Journal has a couple of articles about deduction games:

http://www.thegamesjournal.com/articles/DeductionGames.shtml

http://www.thegamesjournal.com/articles/DeductionGames2.shtm...

 
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I love deduction games

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If you want a really difficult, brain-burning game (and not everyone does), Deduce or Die is one of my creations that has proven to be popular with some. It uses three decks of regular playing cards, but there's also a print and play version provided in the entry.
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I love Inkognito, a partnership game for 4 (or 3), but during the game, you have to deduce who your partner is.
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Mr Jack Pocket is a must - but for two players only (and far better / streamlined than the original)

There is also Mystery Express - interesting and thematic, although a bit long and not absolutely flawless. But it is worth giving a try.
 
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Also:
Zendo (one person makes a rule and the others try to discover it by creating various examples and asking if they satisfy the rule or not)
Eleusis (earlier card game which influenced Zendo)
What's That on My Head? (everyone tries to deduce what numbers are on their head - players can only see all the other players' numbers)
Mastermind (the classic 2-player game with codemaker and codebreaker)
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... but I also like games with wolves and sheeps,...
 
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+1 for Deduce or Die, The Resistance, Mutton, Mr. Jack in New York, Zendo and Word Mastermind/Mastermind.

But don't forget Magnet
 
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AnnuverScotinExile wrote:


Hadn't come across this one before. Looking at the prices on BGG do you sell the PnP version which you posted?

(and are you more reliable than JKLM Games.......?)
 
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Larry Levy wrote:
If you want a really difficult, brain-burning game (and not everyone does), Deduce or Die is one of my creations that has proven to be popular with some. It uses three decks of regular playing cards, but there's also a print and play version provided in the entry.
I'm one of those some. It is excellent!
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The Resistance and The Castle of the Devil are two games with hidden teams (a.k.a. Werewolf), and both teams are trying to accomplish a goal with the handicap that each player doesn't know who is on his team. There is a lot of deduction (and guesswork) to figure out who is on your team. Neither is similar to the other games on this list, but may be worth a try if you are primarily interested in deduction.
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Lots of great suggestions so far, and I'm going to repeat one of the best: Sleuth. This is one of the great classics of the deduction genre, and still as good as anything that's been done since.

If you are interested in a game that
--plays 3-7, but isn't at its best toward the low end of that range
--has cards but no board
--does not have a strong theme
--is very engaging and has virtually zero downtime
--consists of pure essence of deduction

then you should look at Sleuth.
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