Big Sky Games | The James O’Brien Mystery Hour | Board Game | Ages 12+ | 2+ Players | 60 Minutes Playing Time

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Big Sky Games | The James O’Brien Mystery Hour | Board Game | Ages 12+ | 2+ Players | 60 Minutes Playing Time

Big Sky Games | The James O’Brien Mystery Hour | Board Game | Ages 12+ | 2+ Players | 60 Minutes Playing Time

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After all, they might know the answer and you, a brazen bluffer, are left red faced and eating dust. Our group did spot one glaring omission in the rules though: there is no penalty attached to incorrectly guessing an answer before the correct and false answers are revealed.

This makes committing to answers for 3 points not as high stakes as it seems - a big payoff, but little to lose by sticking your head above the parapet. And even if you’ve seen them all, you would need to be something akin to Rainman to retain every factoid the game has to offer.Mystery Hour is no longer only available one hour a week – play with your friends and family whenever you want. Replayability is always a consideration before deciding to invest time and money in any board game and I can hear the inevitable cries re how much worth the game will have once all the cards have been revealed.

There’s one thing that’s sure – you will know more by the time you’ve finished a game of the Mystery Hour board game than you do now!On the plus side, the game is very educational, albeit dealing in quite obscure but interesting tit bits of knowledge. As a now established fan of O’Brien’s show, I had been aware of the Mystery Hour Board Game for a while.

No nonsense LBC Radio host James O’Brien first came to my attention during one of the pandemic’s many lockdowns.In contrast to the disconnect many felt at this time, Mystery Hour almost felt like a greatest hits album of humanity: strangers from across the nation coming together for an hour a week, irrespective of political leanings and grievances, to learn from each other. Each player is encouraged to look through the cards they have been dealt, familiarise themselves with the text on each card and think up their own false answers (if they wish) before the game begins. There may even be some joy to be had for Mystery Hour anoraks in coming up with their own questions and answers, perhaps even using podcasts of past Mystery Hour episodes to prolong the experience. And if they choose not to spend time beforehand inventing false answers, the game has the potential to descend into a 50:50 guessing game.



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