- Player Count: 1 – 6
- Play Length: 15 – 30 Minutes
- Age: 7+
In ARSENIC, you are members of an old English aristocratic family. Your uncle from America had the excellent idea of passing away bequeathing you his immense fortune.
To celebrate the event, you decide to go for tea and enjoy some scones. However, each being equally greedy, each of the heirs decides to poison the cookies with Arsenic (a safe bet) in order to increase their share of the inheritance. Digestion promises to be difficult…
Can you survive this ordeal?
ARSENIC is a family game, for 1 to 6 players, from 7 years old. The game lasts about 15 minutes.
It’s a party-game full of bluff, strategy and a hint of luck. Players must compete boldly but with self control to stop before it’s too late. A good statistical analysis of the remaining cookies and their potential dangerousness should give you an advantage… But these reassuring figures are unfortunately often distorted by the limitless treachery of your opponents. Be careful because sometimes it takes very little to get trapped in a poisonous downfall…
The trick is to best estimate the right time to stop. That is to say, when only remain in the box a handful of cookies potentially all poisoned. When one player stops, the others are forced to continue for 2 more turns. Therefore, beware of the other players expressions as they draw, in order to estimate their level of poisoning. This will help you choose the right time to give them the final blow. Obviously, they can play the fool and hide their true state (those tricksters!). However, make sure you have a good amount of cookies so you don’t loose the legacy for one or two cookies less than another survivor
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