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Board Games at Odum: Hoax

A guide to help you navigate Odum Library's board game collection and the world of gaming.



A filthy rich industrialist has died, but only the most conniving member of the household will inherit his fortune. You are given a secret identity, but can claim to be any character in the game. use a character's abilities to aid your schemes. Investigate the other players and learn their true identities. Then, eliminate your rivals one at a time by confronting them with your accusations. But be careful! Get caught in enough lies, and the other players can pin down your identity. Make a false accusation and you can be eliminated, or even hand victory to your opponent! Hoax is simple to play, but it is your opponents who are complicated! 


3 - 6 players


10 - 20 minutes


Party game


Bluffing, deduction, murder/mystery

How to play