The Key: Murder at the Oakdale Club

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The Key Murder at the Oakdale Club is part of The Key series by Thomas Sing.  The Key games are simultaneous deduction games with a solo variant with a unique solution check with the key mechanism. Every game is replayable.

A dramatic series of murders have shocked the Oakdale Golf Club – three people were killed! The players start their investigations and examine clues about the perpetrators, times of the crimes, murder weapons, crime scenes and getaway vehicles. They need to generate the right number code to put the perpetrators behind bars. In the end, it’s not necessarily the fastest investigator who wins the game, but the most efficient one.

Game Details
NameThe Key: Murder at the Oakdale Club (2020)
ComplexityMedium Light [1.71]
BGG Rank4580 [7.22]
Player Count1-4


1 review for The Key: Murder at the Oakdale Club

  1. Kevin Mc Gowan (verified owner)

    This is a deductive reasoning game in which you are trying to solve 3 murders each with a different weapon, scene, time, suspect and getaway vehicle. There are 9 separate triple murders to solve each with a different colour key. The main mechanism is the huge deck of 190 cards, you also get 4 dry/wipe screens for you to make notes on, maps, and pens. At game start you choose a colour key which goes in the middle of the table along with all the cards spread out showing their backs which have various coloured squares thereon, if you are solving the green key crime then you are looking for cards with a green coloured square on the back. There are no turns and when the game starts you take a card matching the colour key and the reverse (the face) will have information pertaining to your set of crimes, the backs give a hint what type of information you will find.
    The information may be duplicated on several cards but in different ways and in parts which sometimes piece together nicely and other times are not quite as helpful as you hoped. When everyone has solved the triple murder they check that their answer is correct then everyone adds up the numbers in red circles on the card backs and this is your score, the lower the better (you have solved it with less information). The game works well and is aimed at family level, the 9 scenarios can be replayed multiple times as you are after the correct clues to prove the solution, if you have not the proof you cannot win. Deduction games are not my favourite genre (hence 4 stars) but I enjoyed this one to the point that I have just bought another in the series.

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