Y’all, Mysterium is one of my favorite board games, and I can think of nothing else to spend tons of time doing when stuck at home. It sees one person taking on the role of the “ghost,” while the rest of the players become the detectives trying to determine exactly how the ghost died. The “ghost” sends visions to the detectives in the form of stunningly surreal pieces of artwork; the goal is to suss out the crime before the clock strikes midnight. It is terrific, and perfect for a cold, snowy evening — especially if the power goes out. Spooky!
Promising review: “We love this game! Myself, my husband, and our 9-year-old daughter have played it many times over the last year. The rules are long and very detailed. Set aside some time for the ‘ghost’ to read the rules thoroughly the first time. Once you've played, it's pretty simple though. It's really challenging and a lot of fun to both provide and interpret the clues. We all take turns being the ghost, which really varies the gameplay, because it's all subjective. Because of this, you can get infinite plays out of the game. … This is one of our family's most favorite games!” —dani24