Ghosted – The Game of Boo-Dunnit Review

If you have read my Game Nights with Friends and Family blog feature you will be fully away that I love to play board games. In our house we love to play a variety of games and have regular game nights. My favourite types of games are logic and deduction games. The kids like them too, but some of them are not always family friendly, unlike the fun, creepy and spooky Ghosted, that has been haunting my shelves for a while. Ghosted, from Big G Creative, is family game of deduction with a twist – rather than a game of WHO-dunnit, it is more of a game of BOO-dunnit! More comedy than horror, and lots of fun for the entire family.

Ghosted is a family-friendly game of deduction that is suitable for 3-6 players, aged 10+. It has a playing time of around 30 minutes and is a mix of Cluedo and Guess Who, classic games that everybody loves.

In Ghosted, a murder has been committed. You’ve come to an untimely end, been offed, put to rest, kicked the bucket, been fatally finished, been transported from your human body to the spirit world. You’ve been GHOSTED! But your restless spirit won’t be calm until you solve your own demise … from the great beyond. In Ghosted, the BOO-dunnit board game, each player plays as a ghost and must identify which suspect had it in for them, what wacky weapon they used, and why they wanted you out of the picture. Solve the murder from beyond the grave and be the first to figure it out in this spirited game of Boo-Dunnit!

In this spirited spooky fun game, all players take on the role of a spirited ghost and must solve their own murder through a process of deduction and elimination, asking questions and gathering evidence, what their motive was, and the murder weapon used – with the aim to be first to solve their own murder.

In the box:

  • 6 Evidence Boards​
  • 36 Cards featuring original illustrations​
  • 1 Die​
  • 6 Dry Erase Markers​
  • 6 Tokens​
  • Rules/Instructions

Set up of the game up is easy. The evidence boards are already assembled, and each player is given an evidence board and a dry erase marker. The cards are separated into their own decks (Suspect, Weapon and Motive). Each player is given a suspect card, weapon card and motive card (they can’t look at these) and these are placed facing outwards on the evidence board so that other players can see what’s on the cards except the player they belong to. The remaining cards are shuffled and distributed equally to each player. Each player can look at their own cards (not the ones on the evidence board) and mark off what they have on their evidence board.

With the game set up complete, you are now just about ready to start, all that’s left to do is pick the starting player. Unlike most games where the youngest player starts first, Ghosted has a much more interesting way of deciding it – all players take it in turns to do a ghost impression and the player with the best one goes first. Players are having fun before the game even begins.

The game is played by rolling the die. But this isn’t a standard numbered die that we are used to – this die has symbols rather than numbers: Y/N, question mark, magnifying glass, ghost, weapons and scales of justice. These symbols allow players to do the following tasks:

  • Y/N – lets the active player ask a player of their choice a question, but the answer can only be yes or no.
  • Ghost symbol – lets you guess two suspects.
  • Magnifying Glass symbol – lets you guess motive.
  • Weapons symbol – lets you guess weapon used.
  • ? symbol – this is wild and you can choose any of the other five actions.
  • Scales of Justice symbol – you can guess one weapon, one suspect and one motive and the other players can tell you how many you have got correct – but not which ones!

As you play, if you roll the die and it lands on a symbol for one of the cards that you have already solved, then you receive a Ghost token. This token gives you the choice of which die action you want the next time an unusable die face is rolled.

Your evidence board contains lists of all suspects, weapons and motives. As you play, collecting information, by process of elimination you must check off as many items as you can on your board to try and deduce who is responsible for your demise and why.

When you have gathered enough evidence and think that you have figured out all the answers, you can call it out – if you get all three correct (suspect, weapon and motive) you win the game, but get anything wrong and you are out of the game and the game continues with the remaining players.

Overall, I think that Ghosted is an excellent fun and interesting family game of deduction, especially as you must solve your own murder! Very similar to Cluedo with elements of Guess Who thrown in, it is so much more fun. The suspects have some great names, wacky weapons and really mad hilarious motives as well as funny suspect stories. It is quick and easy to learn, easy to play with simple rules, and it is a game full of laughter.

Ghosted is a well thought-out family game. The character descriptions are really amusing and a good play on words to create their names. Motives have been brought into the present using up-to-date reasons such as ‘blocked on social media’ and ‘one star review’ amongst them and the possible murder weapons even feature a selfie stick. The cards all have excellent fun artwork for the illustrations of the suspects, weapons and motives. The updated modern elements make it appealing to all age groups and lots of fun to play.

I think that Ghosted is an excellent board game. A game packed with lots of hilarious deduction. An excellent family game where all age groups can quite happily play along together. The evidence boards work extremely well, they do a great job of helping you keep track of all your evidence, and they wipe clean after use.

We have loved playing Ghosted as a family, and really enjoyed the humour and simple game play. Lots of fun having to use logic and deduction skills to become the top ghost detective and win the game.

A fun way to discover BOO-DUNNIT! Lots of spirited fun.

Rating: 5/5

RRP: £19.99

For more information, visit Available to buy from Amazon here.

DISCLOSURE: All thoughts and opinions are my own. This review uses an affiliate link which I may receive a small commission from if you purchase through the link.
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