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Modiphius Announces Agatha Christie - Death on the Cards

Tabletop article by William Worrall on May 29, 2019 at 10:40 AM

Modiphius Entertainment, creators of the upcoming  The Elder Scrolls: Call To Arms miniatures game, has announced a brand new card game based on the works of Agatha Christie. Agatha Christie - Death on the Cards is a new murder mystery card game for 2 - 6 players, featuring famous characters such as Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple, as well as some of her more mysterious characters such as Mr. Harley Quin.  The game features co-operative gameplay where players must work together to solve a murder, but secrets abound as each player has a dark secret they must keep hidden, including the darkest secret of all: murder.

Agatha Christie - Death on the Cards was produced by Modiphius with the blessing of Agatha Christie Ltd, the estate of the writer herself and is aimed at both children and adults alike. The artwork for the game features the famous characters reimagined in a cartoon-like style. Agatha Christie's great-grandson, James Prichard, had this to say about the production of the game so far:

I’ve had enormous fun watching Death on the Cards develop. It’s an intelligent game of skill and misdirection that gives humorous nods to the characters and words of Agatha Christie. I expect it to be a hit with fans of my great-grandmother’s works, and for those of us who simply enjoy pitting our wits against friends and family.”
The game is to be demoed at the upcoming UKGE (United Kingdom Games Expo) and already has some pretty impressive-looking artwork features on the game's page. The game is expected to be released in time for the Christmas season later this year, meaning that any Agatha Christie fans can look forward to a mysterious present under the tree if they're lucky.

Are you looking forward to Agatha Christie - Death on the Cards? Will you be asking for the game this coming Christmas season? Let us know what you think in the comment section down below. 

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I'm Will and I'm a UK-based writer who went to film school before realizing writing was more fun than film-making. I've written for a number of gaming sites over the past few years of my writing career, including Cliqist, Gaming Respawn, and TechRaptor. I also produce videos for my own channel (Mupple) as well as Cliqists popular YouTube channel. I've covered industry events such as EGX and am hoping to break into narrative game writing in the future.