With Halloween nearly upon us, it’s time to start getting everybody into the Halloween spirit! We dusted off our board games shelves and resurrected a game that has been haunting our shelves for a while now, a spooky game of boo-dunnit from Big G Creative called Ghosted! Ghosted is a family board 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. It is a game that I would describe as a mash-up of Cluedo and Guess Who, two classic games that everybody loves.

Ghosted is a game of boo-dunnit, which means to find who did it, something must have happened. And it certainly did! A murder has been committed and you have 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. Unfortunately, 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. Players must solve a murder-mystery from beyond the grave and be the first to figure it out in this spirited game of Boo-Dunnit!

In this spirited spooky fun detective 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. A perfect game to get kids and families into the Halloween ‘spirit’.

In the box:

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

Setting up the game to play is easy. Each player is given an Evidence Board, which are already assembled, 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). Each player must place their cards facing outwards on their 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 set up complete and evidence marked off, players 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 their most creepiest and spookiest ghost impression. The player with the best one goes first. The fun begins before the game even starts.

The game is played by rolling the die. But this isn’t a standard numbered die that players will be used to – this die has symbols rather than numbers. These symbols are Y/N, question mark, magnifying glass, ghost, weapons and Scales of Justice. Each symbol represents a task and allow players to do the following:

  • Y/N – lets the active player ask a player of their choice a question, but the answer can only be yes or no.
  • Ghost – lets you guess two suspects.
  • Magnifying Glass – lets you guess motive.
  • Weapons – lets you guess weapon used.
  • ? – this is wild and you can choose any of the other five actions.
  • Scales of Justice – 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!

During 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.

Players must use their evidence board during play, it is the only way to collect evidence and make deductions. It contains lists of all suspects, weapons and motives. As play progresses, players collect information and by process of elimination must check off as many items as they can on their evidence board to try and deduce who is responsible for their demise and why.

When a player has gathered enough evidence and thinks that they have figured out all the answers, they can call it out – if they get all three correct (suspect, weapon and motive) they win the game, but if they get anything wrong then they 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! Perfect for Halloween (and just as much fun for any other time of the year). It is very similar to Cluedo and has elements of Guess Who thrown in, making 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 with plenty of family-friendly humour. The character descriptions are really amusing and have 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 and original artwork for the illustrations of the suspects, weapons and motives. The updated modern elements make it appealing to all age groups and it is 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 game of BOO-DUNNIT! It is lots of spirited fun, a boo-tastic fun and spooky game for Halloween and family game nights.

Rating: 5/5

RRP: £19.99

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5 star

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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