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A Taste for Wine and Murder

An entry in the Murder à la carte mystery dinner party games. The story: It’s a tour of California Wine Country with its peaceful vineyards and picturesque wineries. The annual wine-tasting festival is in full swing when the body of local vineyard owner, Barry Underwood, is found hidden beneath his wine cellar. Barry has been missing for six long years but with the discovery of his body comes a wealth of new clues to solve the mystery. It’s a vintage murder and you may be a suspect. The suspects are: Otton Von Schnapps, Marilyn Merlot, Tiny Bubbles, Ralph Rottingrape, Papa Vito, and Hedy Shablee. Extra guests are Bonny Lass and Bud Wizer. Contents: - Party planner with recipes and menu by Cookbook Author Sandra Gluck – including music and decorating tips - Character Booklets for all suspects, includes their roles and background information - Eight Place Cards - Eight Party Invitations and Envelopes - Six Secret Clues - CD with an introduction, summary of events and the solution to the crime. - boardgamegeek.com

Apples to Apples

Apples to Apples consists only of two decks of cards: Things and Descriptions. Each turn, the current referee selects a Description and players try to pick, from the cards in their hands, the Things that best match that Description. The referee then chooses the Thing that appeals most and awards the card to the player who played it. The unusual combinations of Things and Descriptions are humorous to the extreme, and will quickly have the entire room in an uproar. Once a player has won a pre-determined number of cards, that player wins. To see more details visit: http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/74/apples-to-apples.

Apples to Apples Junior

As its name implies, this is a version of Apples to Apples designed for kids, although the basic game still works well with adults, too. The version has card optimized for middle-school aged children (9+). Also good for advanced grade-school aged children. Compared to the original game, this edition features simplified words that even young children can understand and has no “suggestive” words that adults would be uncomfortable explaining to the kids. To see more details visit: http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/10681/apples-to-apples-junior.  

Balderdash

A clever repackaging of the parlor game Dictionary, Balderdash contains several cards with real words nobody has heard of. After one of those words has been read aloud, players try to come up with definitions that at least sound plausible, because points are later awarded for every opposing player who guessed that your definition was the correct one. - boardgamegeek.com