CNA Staff, Dec 20, 2020 / 05:22 am America/Denver (CNA).
A group of Catholic board game enthusiasts has launched a new Kickstarter campaign to create a game based on the Father Brown series by G.K. Chesterton.
The game is called Father Brown Investigations: The Death of Sir Percy Coldwell. It is inspired by Chesterton’s fictional character, Father Brown, a priest who solves crimes by using deduction and his insight into the human person.
Chesterton, the English writer who inspired the game, was born in 1874 and became a prolific writer and staunch Catholic apologist after his conversion to the faith. He is renowned for writing apologetic classics such as “Orthodoxy” and “The Everlasting Man” as well as the Father Brown series. He died in 1936 and is remembered for his humor and wit.
The idea for the game was developed by Nikola Bolšec, the president of the Croatian Chesterton Club and an editor for Laudato TV. The Kickstarter campaign was launched on Dec. 8 with a goal of raising $30,000. Ten days later, the project had raised nearly $5,000.
The game is estimated to take about 45-90 minutes to play and is for up to six players. The object of the game is for players to compete as rival investigators to unveil the culprit before their opponents.