These are the 21 cards that are in play!
- 6 player/suspects
- 9 rooms; the stairs aren't in the game it was on the original board game to told the 3 cards dealt out at the beginning of the game and
- 6 weapons
3 cards are sitting in an envelope on the stairs the other 18 are spread among the players.
For this game, there are 3 players who have 6 cards each.
The aim of the game is to guess what cards the other players are holding by process of elimination. By going into one of the rooms, you think another player might hold and making an accusation. However, there are no rules that say you can't use any of your own cards (into the 3 card mix) to throw the other players off.
After player 1 (P1) makes their accusation of who they think did the deed. The next player, Player 2 (P2) checks their cards, P2 could have all the 3 accusation cards but they only have to reveal (1) card to P1 by sending a PM.
P1's turn would be completed. Now it is P2's turn to go into a room and follow the instructions given for P1.
If by any chance P2 doesn't have any of the accusation cards. P2 types "Pass" in the thread so P1 knows P3 can check their cards and P3 will follow the instructions given to P2. Then the play progresses to P2 to make their accusation etc.
At the end of each turn, the player can through the process of elimination, make a final accusation by going to the stairs and tell the other player who they believe is 1. the suspect- 2. the room- and 3.the weapon. But be careful, either way, that is the end of the game.
I will go in and make some notes on your scorecard in the hopes it is easier to understand, and yes, I made it so you can edit the scorecard online so you can keep track of your game so no need to download.