Ghost Writer — Press

Factsheet

Designers:

Mary Flanagan and Max Seidman

Release Date:

Q4 2021

Website:

https://resonym.com/ghostwriter/

MSRP:

$25.00

Description

Ghost Writer is a 15-minute, party game about renowned mediums competing to prove who has the best connection with the World Beyond. To do this, mediums must correctly identify a secret object that the Spirits are trying to communicate to them.

Players form two teams, each with 1 Spirit and up to 3 Mediums, both competing to identify the same Secret Object. During gameplay, Mediums pass question cards, like “What color is it?” or “If it was a musical instrument, what would it be?” to their Spirit. Spirits know the Secret Object, and answer the questions in order to provide Clues to help their Mediums guess the Secret Object.

There’s a catch: the other team doesn’t see what question you asked, but they do see the answer. Mediums call “Silencio” when they know the Clue their Spirit is writing, to make it hard for the other team to learn anything from the Clue.

If the other team sees the Clue “Y”, that doesn’t help much. But you know the question was “What color is it?” so the Clue must be “Yellow”!

Features

  • Original “partial clues” mechanic encourages critical thinking
  • Large folding notepad for giving clues
  • 4-8 players: perfect for large or small groups
  • Quick and easy to learn gameplay
  • Fun and spooky aesthetic, with art and graphic design done by Spring Yu

Instructions

How to Play

Download the Rulebook

Assets

(click to download)

Logo & Icon

Awards & Recognition

In The News

About Resonym

We make exceptional games that players love.

Resonym is a playful woman-led media company in New Hampshire bringing new voices to tabletop gaming and beyond. Our games are a gateway to nifty new types of play. From award-winning party games like Buffalo: The Name Dropping Game and Awkward Moment, to our strategy games Monarch and VISITOR in Blackwood Grove, we make family friendly fun games that inspire the imagination.

OUR GAMES RESONATE

Resonym develops board games, card games, sports, urban games, and digital games, plus printed matter and ephemera. Many of the games we publish have been researched at Tiltfactor, the interdisciplinary innovation studio dedicated to designing & studying games that help us learn, founded by prolific game designer Dr. Mary Flanagan.

More Information

More information on Resonym, our logo & relevant media are available here.

Team

Game Design: Mary Flanagan and Max Seidman
Writing: The whole Resonym team
Illustration and Graphic Design: Spring Yu
Production & Logistics: Max Seidman, Danielle Taylor, and Sukie Punjasthitkul
Community Management: Rachel Billings
Digital Prototyping: Oliver Akins
In-House Playtesting: Joshua Po and Momoka Schmidt
Videography: Spring Yu, Rachel Billings, and Sukie Punjasthitkul
Special Thanks: Melissa Billings, Game Makers Guild, Remote Playtesting Discord, Sebastian R, Brandon F, Stefanie S, Jason S, Kit H, Kapra O, Erin B, Vicky S, Mike L, Sunshiney, Dirtyberry, Resonym Discord members

Contact

Inquiries

contact@resonym.com

Twitter

twitter.com/resonym

Facebook

facebook.com/resonym

Instagram

instagram.com/theresonym

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