The game is made more complex still by the addition of Savvy Cards. One of these cards is given to you each turn and they allow you to do things like move around without it costing you a token, bring a suspect to you, and unlock doors. Conversely, in competitive mode, they can also lock doors and hamper your human opponents in other ways.
Guilty Party is this small, unassuming, title that ends up being so much more. The mysteries themselves are funny, the characters hysterical, and there is actually a bit of a challenge in puzzling out whodunit. The addition of both cooperative and competitive gameplay works brilliantly as does the Party Mode feature. This last area is particularly smart – once you've unlocked a level in Story Mode you can play it in Party Mode… sort of. You see, the Guilty Party changes up the minigames and whodunit in Party Mode so that you can replay chapters over and over again, always with a slightly different experience (or at least as different as any game of Clue ever was).
If you are someone who is looking to take that basic mystery board game to the next level, Guilty Party is a great way to do it. The game truly can be fun for all ages and the fact that it changes as you go really improves the replay value. It would be nice to see the game further expanded with even more chapters, so here's hoping for a sequel.
Guilty Party is rated E (Everyone) by the ESRB for Comic Mischief, Mild Cartoon Violence.