A Murder of Crows is a four versus one multiplayer board game in which players work together to outmaneuver a randomized opponent. The murder (of crows) has found itself trapped within the mansion of Virgil, a great-horned owl, and their most dangerous predator. Players move the crows throughout the mansion’s many rooms, collecting items to escape all the while running and hiding from Virgil and his devious traps.
This game looks at strategic board games from a collaborative standpoint, and aims to encourage teamwork and evoke empathy from the players. By simulating a high-stakes cat and mouse chase, and requiring the inclusion of every player to win, A Murder of Crows accomplishes this unusual but riveting dynamic. The game keeps players guessing with constant plot twists and unforeseen events that must be met head-on. The only way to succeed is to work together.