Sunday, February 28, 2016

Trial! (1971)

Trial! (1971)


6 out of 10 with 2 ratings
Board Game Rank: Not Ranked


Trial! is an interaction game in which players assume the roles of Prosecution, Defense, Witnesses, Judge, and Jury and try a case from key bits of evidence. The game is for six to any number of players (more than 8 and the extra players become the Jury).

Three teams are set up: the Accused and Defense, the Prosecutor and Key Witness, and the Judge and Jury (who can also double as witnesses).

Cards are drawn to determine key elements of the trial... the crime, evidence, and witnesses. The prosecution team has 5 minutes to form a case.

The game is played like a real trial, witnesses are called, evidence is examined and the Judge makes rulings. When the final closing statements are made, the Judge and Jury each get a Verdict sheet and vote Guilty, Not Guilty or Abstain.

If the majority vote is Guilty, the Prosecutor and all Jurors who voted Guilty win the game. Not Guilty goes to the Defense and Jurors. If there is a tie, there is a hung jury and nobody wins (unless jurors have abstained, then they win).

  • Designer: (Uncredited)
  • Publisher: Creative Communications & Research
  • Year Published: 1971
  • Number of Players: 6 - 20
  • Manufacturer Suggested Ages: 0
  • Playing Time: 90
  • Category: Deduction, Educational
  • Mechanic: Role Playing
  • Alternate Names: Trial!


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