Feb 4, 2019. Hong Kong.
The death of a well-known socialite and whisperings of a possible murder has the public enthralled with the case. A Forensic Scientist, examining every piece of evidence and possible causes of death, calls forth you and the rest of Hong Kong’s leading Investigators to aid in deducing the truth. It seems that whoever committed this crime knew exactly how the Investigators operated. The Forensic Scientist leads you and the others to the deliberation room where you sit around an old, metal table covered in photographs and autopsy reports. Then, she reveals a chilling discovery… “The murderer is amongst us”.
Deception: Murder in Hong Kong is a social-deduction game by @GreyFoxGames which players lay out ‘evidence’ and ‘means’ cards in front of them. In secret, the Murderer selects the piece of evidence which incriminates him and how the murder was committed to the Forensic Scientist, who must then give clues via special tiles (and not talking – at least about the murder) to the Investigators as they try to figure out who did it, how they did it, and what evidence was present.
After pointing fingers, a few red herrings, and lots of deliberation, players may experience some the following:
- Only letting your friends speak in 30-second intervals, albeit uninterrupted
- An urge to learn sign-language or really good charades skills
- An argument over what constitutes a “Severe Injury” vs “Accident”
- A tendency to replace a major detail of a story each time you tell it
Need more? Check out the definitive list of food, drink, and music to feature while playing Deception: Murder in Hong Kong.
- Boba Milk Tea
- Dim Sum
- Chinese Egg Tarts
- Wonton Noodle Soup
Specialty Cocktail: Red Orchid
- 2 oz of Baijiu (if you can find it, any other asian-style clear spirit will work too)
- 1 oz lemon juice
- 1 oz lychee juice
- .5 oz Pinot Noir
Add everything except the wine to a shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously. Strain slowly into a rocks glass filled with fresh ice and the wine so that it sits separated. Garnish with a lemon twist.
RDG’s Deception: Murder in Hong Kong Playlist will provide you all of the audio you need to provide your friends with a fully immersive Hong Kong themed atmosphere to play Deception: Murder in Hong Kong in!
Feel like you need more before your next game?
Movies and TV to Watch
- Police Story
- Infernal Affairs or if you enjoy the cheesy, American rip-off cult classic: The Departed
- Shutter Island (if you are the Murderer but also moonlight as an Investigator, but forget your role or get confused in the middle of the game)
Other Games to Play