- 2012: 39th
- 2010: 55th
- 2005: 54th
- appeared on all three lists
- rank: 889
- rating: 6.89
- out of print
Why It's On The List
- This is my favorite of the Mystery Rummy series... mostly because it feels a bit like Canasta (possibly my favorite standard deck card game) in how difficult it is to hide key cards from your opponent(s).
Tips & Tricks:
- In my opinion, this is the easiest of the Mystery Rummy games to teach to non-gamers.
- While MR: Al Capone is a great 2-handed game and a wonderful partnership game, it drags on way too long with three players.
- While Al Capone is out of print, you can still find copies of Jack the Ripper (probably the most difficult of the games to teach) and Jekyll & Hyde (just for 2 players) available. (You can also find Bonnie & Clyde, but the buzz on that one was bad enough to keep me from trying it.)
- Wyatt Earp is a cousin to this series of games & is very enjoyable as well.
- Sadly, my second favorite version of this system, Murder in the Rue Morgue, is also out of print.
- Here's what I wrote about the Mystery Rummy series for The One Hundred.