27th Passenger: A Hunt On Rails is a noir deduction adventure, on an unusual New York City train in the 1920s!
1920s, New York City. Rumor has it that some nights, at the abandoned railway connection from Manhattan to Staten Island, the train tracks are warm. You have found a note in the pocket of your coat, specifying a time and a place. “Another job”, you thought.
They offered you a place to play. A bunch of other players, sharing your reputable professional qualifications, would be getting offers too. You will all get on a train from Manhattan, along with several folk that have no idea what they’re stepping into. Only one – or none – of the players will be getting off at the last stop at the far end of Staten Island.
Gather information to identify your opponents, use your scheming techniques to find out who’s just an innocent passenger and don’t forget to keep a low profile, as others will be looking for you, too. Once you‘ve found an opponent you can take him out, but be careful; kill an innocent passenger and you’ll be sleeping with the fishes.
What’s in it for you if you win? Money? Connections? They wouldn’t say. It doesn’t matter, you accepted anyway. “Good”, they said, “detailed instructions will follow”.