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Arabian Nights

Arabian Nights is a murder mystery dinner party game for 18 to 24 guests plus one or two hosts – download the free introductory pdf file. It costs 25 GB pounds, which is about 40 US dollars or 28 Euros.

Join us in an enchanted evening of thievery, investigation, betrayal, and magic! You will be in the middle of the action and it will be up to you to wheel and deal with the other guests. Can you achieve your goals, keep your secrets hidden and survive Arabian Nights? It's up to you.

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Arabian Nights

Welcome to Ardalan, a small kingdom ruled by a benevolent Sultan. Ardalan has its share of troubles: the city is plagued by thieves and smugglers, including a group known as the Band of Forty Thieves. Try as they might, the Sultan's guards have never succeeded in capturing the Band's leader.

However, not everything in Ardalan is corrupt. The Sultan has a beautiful daughter, Princess Almeera, who has just turned eighteen. Earlier this evening, the Sultan chose a husband for her. Dozens of princes attended the feast, but the Sultan noticed one man who was handsomer, cleverer, and richer than any of the others in attendance. So, the Sultan announced his daughter's engagement to the Prince Ala' ad-Din.

Tragically, the young prince's dead body was discovered in the marketplace only an hour later. The Sultan's guards are surrounding the marketplace, and the Grand Vizier is on his way to oversee the investigations. No-one is leaving the marketplace until the murderer is found.

Arabian Nights lasts for about four hours and is suited to an evening. It is often played over a meal – a finger buffet if possible to allow guests to circulate and talk in private.

The free introductory pdf file contains an introduction to the game, a list of all the characters, an invitation to send to your guests, and a copy of the Marketplace Messageboard – plus details of how to buy the game.

These are the characters in Arabian Nights:

  • Abdul-Malik – the Sultan's Grand Vizier
  • Adi – a member of the Sultan's Guard
  • Ara – a young woman shopping in the marketplace
  • Cantara – a fortune teller
  • Deniz – a trader traveling with Inas
  • Hassan – the caravan leader
  • Hayat – Captain of the Sultan's Guard
  • Inas – a trader
  • Ismat – the crazy beggar
  • Jamal – Hassan's son
  • Jinan – a doctor
  • Joharra – the tailor's apprentice
  • Kalila – a merchant
  • Kasuni – a caravan guard
  • Malak – a fire walker
  • Nadia – Omar's apprentice
  • Nihad – an entertainer with a performing monkey
  • Numair – a member of the Sultan's Guard
  • Omar – a jeweler
  • Prince Amir Barad – a suitor of the Princess
  • Prince Jabbar Sharifi – a suitor of the Princess
  • Rasha – the snake charmer
  • Zahrah – a young woman shopping in the marketplace
  • Zane – a messenger

How Freeform Games Murder Mysteries Work

Arabian Nights is unlike many murder mystery games. Although the game starts with a murder, most of the characters have more important things to do than to investigate it. And the killing may not be over – it is unlikely that everyone will survive the remainder of the evening!

Arabian Nights is played just like a murder mystery game. You may be trying to solve the murder, but primarily you are (initially at least) concentrating on your own goals and objectives. Unlike most boxed murder mystery games, Arabian Nights lets you decide how to achieve your goals and thwart your enemies.

On the evening of the game the guests are met by the organizer, the Genie, and welcomed to Ardalan's marketplace. They then receive their detailed backgrounds – including dark secrets, objectives and money. The fun then begins as they form alliances, blackmail each other, steal items and maybe even try to murder one another! Along the way they may uncover some of the mysteries of Arabian Nights. Who is the leader of the Band of Forty Thieves? Who stole the magic lamp? Who secretly loves Princess Almeera? And, of course, who murdered Prince Ala' ad-Din? Depending on what the players choose to do, there are several different possible endings, but finally everyone finds out how they did, and what secrets everyone else was concealing.


Buying Arabian Nights

Arabian Nights costs £25.00 (GB pounds). That works out at about 40 US dollars or 28 Euros, depending on the exchange rate charged by your credit card. (You can use the XE.com Personal Currency Assistant to check the amount.)

To purchase Arabian Nights, follow these three steps.

Step 1: Download the free introductory pdf file. You'll need the free Adobe Acrobat Reader to read this. If you don't already have Acrobat Reader, click here to get it.

Step 2: Click this button to buy Arabian Nights now via Paypal: PayPal logo
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Step 3: After you've entered your credit card details, you can download your game right away. Also, you'll be emailed the download link and password, in case you need to come back at a later point.


Cast Iron Money-Back Guarantee

Together with Freeform Games we're happy to offer you a no-quibble money-back guaranteed refund. If you're not completely satisfied with Arabian Nights, just please let us know within 30 days and we will refund you.

And please remember that if you buy Arabian Nights, you are buying it from Freeform Games LLP. Don't forget to read their terms of trade.