February Game of the Month – Muse

In Greek mythology, the Muses were goddesses of inspiration in literature, the arts, and science. It seems only fitting that there be a board game influenced by such inspirational figures. Muse is a new party game by Quick Simple Fun Games where players use cryptic clues to inspire their teammates. The first team to collect five masterpieces wins.

Muse is a fun and accessible party game for two or more teams of players. Each team is made up of two or more players. On your team’s turn, one player will act as the Muse for that round. The Muse must provide a cryptic clue to their teammates, who play the role of artists. The twist is that the Muse does not get to choose the medium for their inspiration! The inspiration may instruct the muse to sing a song, say a number, or make a shape with their hands. The artists will use that clue to guide them in their efforts to pick a masterpiece out of a lineup of six beautifully illustrated full color art cards. The first team to complete five masterpieces wins the game!

One of the things I love most about this game is that the art on all of the cards is positively whimsical. Some of the cards are light and fun, some are dark and brooding, and others are in between. The game is designed for four to twelve players, but it includes a variant to make the game accessible for as few as two players. Speaking of accessible, this game is incredibly easy to teach and play moves quickly. The game’s difficulty is deceptive, since the way you deliver your inspiration is not your choice. You may have a fantastic clue, but are unable to deliver it because of the restriction given to you by your inspiration card!

We hope that you will find this unique party game inspiring! Ask your Game Master to teach your group Muse next time you visit Ravenwood Castle or The Malted Meeple.

Where will your Muse guide you?

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Karington Hess is a lifelong gamer whose passions for hospitality and all things game-related led him to Ravenwood Castle, where he served as an Innkeeper before joining The Malted Meeple. When not pouring beers, crafting milkshakes, or teaching boardgames, Karington can be found behind the DM’s screen, weaving intricate stories for his fellow gamers.