Arabian Nights is an interactive murder mystery party for 18-24 guests (plus one host) published by Freeform Games.
Welcome to Ardalan, a small kingdom ruled by a benevolent Sultan. The Sultan has a beautiful daughter, Princess Almeera, who has just turned eighteen. Earlier this evening, the Sultan chose a husband for her. Dozens of princes attended the feast, but the Sultan noticed one man who was handsomer, cleverer, and richer than any of the others in attendance. So, the Sultan announced his daughter's engagement to the Prince Ala' ad-Din.
Tragically, the young prince's dead body was discovered in the marketplace only an hour later. The Sultan's guards are surrounding the marketplace, and the Grand Vizier is on his way to oversee the investigations. No-one is leaving the marketplace until the murderer is found.
Who murdered Prince Ala'ad-Din?
Find out at Arabian Nights.
Arabian Nights is an interactive murder mystery game - much like Freeform Games' other games such as A Dead Man's Chest and Curse of the Pharaoh. Arabian Nights also shares many of the same features - it has the item cards and the ability cards that those games have. (Item cards are used to represent all sorts of things - from scimitars and jewellery to mysterious lamps and important keys. Ability cards, on the other hand, allow the characters to detect secrets find out information about other people.)Arabian Nights has a number of different plots to keep everyone busy. As well as the murder and choosing a husband for the princess, there is the band of forty thieves to track down, magic carpets to find - and more! The cast of Arabian Nights consists of:
- Abdul-Malik – the Sultan's Grand Vizier
- Adi – a member of the Sultan's Guard
- Ara – a young woman shopping in the marketplace
- Cantara – a fortune teller
- Deniz – a trader traveling with Inas
- Hassan – the caravan leader
- Hayat – Captain of the Sultan's Guard
- Inas – a trader
- Ismat – the crazy beggar
- Jamal – Hassan's son
- Jinan – a doctor
- Joharra – the tailor's apprentice
- Kalila – a merchant
- Kasuni – a caravan guard
- Malak – a fire walker
- Nadia – Omar's apprentice
- Nihad – an entertainer with a performing monkey
- Numair – a member of the Sultan's Guard
- Omar – a jeweler
- Prince Amir Barad – a suitor of the Princess
- Prince Jabbar Sharifi – a suitor of the Princess
- Rasha – the snake charmer
- Zahrah – a young woman shopping in the marketplace
- Zane – a messenger
Arabian Nights needs a dedicated host, someone to organise the game. I really enjoy being the host - you know what's going on and can watch your friends scheme and plot and be devious to one another.
Arabian Nights is available from Freeform Games and costs £25. To see how much Arabian Nights costs in other currencies, use the converter. (It's pre-set to show how much £25 costs in US dollars - however please note that the exact amount will depend on the exact exchange rate at the time you buy and also the commission charged by your credit card.)
For more information about Arabian Nights, click here to download the free introductory pdf file which includes more details - including background, a full cast list, costume guide and invitations. (The file may take a few moments to download.)
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You will be taken to the Freeform Games LLP website - just follow the instructions to purchase Arabian Nights. You will then be emailed the location of the main Arabian Nights pdf files and password (to unlock it) almost immediately. Just download the game, print it out and have a great murder mystery!
Disclosure: I am a partner at Freeform Games LLP - feel free to ask me lots of questions!