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This simple but elegant game comes with 35 cards made of solid cardboard. Each card displays three of seven suspects, and all cards are different. (If you think about the mathematics for a bit, you'll probably realize that this means all combinations of three suspects are extant.) One player, the judge, draws one card at random and looks at it in private. The other players have the task of guessing which three suspects are on that card. To do so, one card at a time is turned over from the rest of the deck, and the judge tells all players (using a cardboard chit) how many suspects on that card are on the "answer card". The first player to determine the answer stops play and calls it out.
This is a good introductory game to the small realm of good deduction games. The rules are simple and easy to grasp, although certainly as players get experienced they'll start realizing some meta-issues, such as how it can sometimes be better strategy to guess at the answer before you know it for sure. If you're looking for more meat in your deduction games, however, this one won't satisfy you for long.
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