The Tragedy Looper Bundle from Shopville includes the base Tragedy Looper board game, plus it's two expansions (Midnight Circle and Cosmic Evil) from Z-Man Games and Asmodee.
Tragedy Looper is a scenario-based deduction game for two to four players: one mastermind and one to three protagonists. The game consists of four location boards and a number of character cards. Each scenario features a number of characters, hidden roles for these characters (serial killer, conspiracy theorist, friend), and some pre-set tragedies (murder, suicide).
Each "day" (turn), players and the mastermind play three face-down cards onto the characters, then reveal them to move the characters around or affect their paranoia or goodwill stats. At the end of each day (turn), if the scenario has a tragedy set for that day, it happens if the conditions are met, i.e., certain characters have certain stats or are in a certain location together (or not together) with others. As tragedies happen, players loop back in time, restarting the scenario from the beginning and trying to deduce who the culprit was and why the tragedy occurred.
The players win if they manage to maintain status quo — that is, if no tragedies occur to the key individuals — for a set number of days, within a set number of loops. If not, the mastermind wins. Tragedy Looper was originally released in Japan in 2011; the first english version of the game was released in 2014.
Tragedy Looper Midnight Circle
Tragedy Looper: Midnight Circle is an expansion for the international version of Tragedy Looper and includes some of the material previously released in the Japanese booklet expansions Midnight Zone and Mystery Circle. It also includes four all-new characters: Forensic, Illusion, A.I. and Scientist. In more detail, Tragedy Looper: Midnight Circle includes three Basic Tragedy scripts akin to those in the base game and nine scripts located in the Tragedy Sets of Midnight Zone and Mystery Circle.
In Midnight Zone, you must be wary of believing everything that you hear for lies abound; in Mystery Circle, all supernatural elements have been banished, leaving players to rely only on logic and deduction.
Tragedy Looper Cosmic Evil
This second expansion set for the international version of Tragedy Looper contains one new Basic Tragedy Script, and nine scripts that take on two new Tragedy Sets: Prime Evil and Cosmic Mythology. In Prime Evil, experience a classic horror movie setting, chased by werewolves and vampires, while in Cosmic Mythology, gain access to ancient magic left over from an ancient time. It also contains four new characters: Teacher, Soldier, New Student and Cat, and variant versions of the characters Police Officer and Informer.
The two tragedy sets in this expansion are equivalent to the japanese original two expansions Haunted Stage and Weird Mythology. However, the original "Haunted Stage" from 2012 was for this re-release much re-vamped, and saw many changes of plots, roles and incidents.
- For 2-4 Players.
- Approximate 120 minute playing time.
- High quality components.