Duration: 20-30 min
Number of players: 2-10 player/s
Materials/ Tools needed: Set of the game
Language: All

A game of solving dark riddles through questioning and deduction.

Short description/ Goal of the game:

50 black stories, 31 crimes, 49 corpses, 11 murders, 12 suicides and one deadly meal. How could that have happened? Black Stories are fiddly, morbid and mysterious riddles for teenagers and adults. The players try to reconstruct the crime by asking, guessing and fiddling about. A spooky card game just right for any party.

Educational value/ Learning Objectives:

  • To work on communication and active listening
  • To work on lateral thinking and imagination
  • To gather the group together

Recommendations for use: 

  • ice-breaker or teambuilding
  • in intercultural, multilingual groups
  • from the age of 12

Tips and Tricks for Facilitators 

How to adapt game for different groups, topics, occasions/needs

  • For younger age make suitable/less dark stories to solve

Feedback questions

  • What have you learned about communication?
  • What have you learned about yourself?
  • What were the key elements in the game in order to succeed?
  • What skills can you improve while playing this game?
  • What made the game challenging?

Further discussion topics

  • How can we prevent the spread of real black stories?