U = Unusual Suspects – who is the suspect?

With a deep sigh, we close 2020 and hope for a better 2021. We seek out small but good company, provide good food and drink, and this year, of course, games are on the table! In the days leading up to Christmas, I give you game inspiration for original and/or sweet Christmas gifts.

U = Unusual Suspects

Why Unusual Suspects?

If anywhere you become aware of your prejudices it is at the game Unusual Suspects.

Unusual Suspects can be used as a light-hearted party game, but also as an occasion to talk further with your group about prejudice. I previously wrote an extensive review extensive review of this game.

A description based on prejudice

On the table is a 3-by-4 rectangle, a total of 12 cards with faces. One player is given information about the ‘suspect’, the suspect in the case, which the rest have to find. The only information this player gets is where the ‘suspect’ is in the rectangle, the rest she has to make up herself.

Then the other players draw cards with questions to which you can only answer ‘yes’ or ‘no’. Sometimes they draw a ? which means they get to think of a question themselves.

The player who knows who the suspect is indicates whether she thinks the suspect goes camping or not, for example. Whether or not she/he goes out regularly and whether or not she/he has a dog.

Then the group deliberates which person to exclude. So if the suspect does like camping, the group turns over 1 or more people who do not like camping.

You continue like this until only 1 person is left. Give the game a competitive element by keeping track on the score pad of how many turns you took.

Guaranteed to cause a lot of discussion!

Looking for inspiration for other original games under the Christmas tree? Then look here for inspiration from A – Z. Complete before Christmas, so you can do some quick last-minute shopping!

General information on Unusual Suspects:

  • number of players: 3 to 16 people, as far as I am concerned it can also be done with 2 people, only then you miss the consultation with each other.
  • time: 30 minutes
  • from: 14+ says the box. As far as I am concerned, this does not apply to the game system, but to the miscommunication that can occur. We played it once with younger children and noticed that children and adults have very different (pre)judgements. Also fun to experience! But keep that in mind when playing it with different age groups.
  • price: € 19,99

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