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Bemused is a card game for 4-6 players in which the players take on
the role of a muse seeking to elevate their chosen human virtuoso to the
greatest height of celebrity and influence. To do so, the muse must eliminate
their virtuoso's rivals by levying doubts and dreads upon them until they are
driven insane…or worse.

Bemused is not a social deduction game. Although there are elements of
deductive reasoning, Bemused is a social interaction experience that encourages
shameless table talk, bluffing, and deal-making as players seek to maximize
their scores in a “take that” environment. Bemused is best described as a
strategic “ruin your rivals” game with hidden goals and asymmetric player
powers. It is also a much deeper strategy game than it first appears.

Each player has a virtuoso card that designates their human protégé and a
hand of doubt and dread cards. Each turn, the player draws two doubt cards for
their hand, places a doubt or dread card from their hand onto a virtuoso card,
then discards a card from their hand. In some cases, a player may play two doubt
cards from their hand, but this action permanently reduces their hand size. Each
virtuoso has an ability that their muse may use, such as change a dread to a
doubt or move a doubt from one virtuoso to another. Scheming, negotiating, and
table talk are encouraged!


Players: 4 - 6
Play Time: 15 - 30 Min

Suitable for ages 12 & up

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