Foul Play

Today I’m delighted to be taking part in a blog tour for something a little different: a game! My review is written with thanks to Emma Welton of damppebbles Blog Tours for inviting me on the tour and After Dark Murder Mystery Events for my pack of Foul Play cards.


Welcome to Edwardian England. The Lord of the Manor is dead! The servants are our lead suspects and it’s up to you to unearth the evidence, seek out the suspects and catch the culprit in order to scupper the other sleuths, and win this game of murder!

There’s more than one way to catch a killer though. So what’s it gonna be? Good Cop or Bad Cop? These two game versions come with their own set of rules and tactics to crack the case and finger your suspect, but will you use fair play or FOUL PLAY?

The Game is Afoot! Playing as detective, you’ll need to find the three evidence cards that point to a specific suspect in order to catch a killer in this crazy criminal caper. Will you uncover them in the crime scene? Could the other detectives be willing to collaborate and share their findings? Or will you resort to more tricky tactics, and plunder the proof you need to solve this crime?


I was really intrigued by this game and I was pleased to have the opportunity to play it. It has a really interesting premise and appeals to the amateur detective in me that is screaming to get out! As it’s a card game, Foul Play is really easy to carry around with you so it’s perfect for taking to the relatives at Christmas!

The cards that are used for the game are bright and colourful, which definitely heightened the appeal for me. The illustrations and artwork are absolutely stunning, which not only makes them aesthetically interesting, but is really important in terms of game play.

I played with one other person and I think that perhaps it would work better with more players, as it would make the answers harder to guess and this would create more interaction between players. It took us a while to get our heads round the rules, and I think we would have found this easier with more detailed instructions. However, I did enjoy playing the game and found the different instructions on the card to be very creative and an interesting way of “spicing the game up”. I would definitely play this game again and perhaps buy it as a gift for someone.

You can find more details about Foul Play here.

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