Bloody Slippers by Kristin Hendricks is a Cozy favorite–Joe and Ross first played it in LA with the author and we’ve been trying to get a group together to play ever since! Joe ran it in Alhambra last week!
Bloody Slippers is a two-hour dark fairy tale game. The game itself is played over the course of an evening at a royal ball, and dancing is part of the mechanic. Each dance, a player is paired with a single partner and you dance and talk only with them. At the end of the dance, you exchange gifts with each other. All players dance eight waltzes over the course of the game (with breaks in between).
To spice things up a bit, Joe used color-changing bulbs to adjust the lighting. The ballroom was deep purple for most of the game, and the “magic forest” (which players can wander into when they don’t have a dance partner) was colored bright green.
The characters are pre-cast: three princesses (the eldest of twelve sisters), their father the king (a widower), a foreign lord who is the guest of the court (who broke the curse), and two other mysterious visitors.
It’s also a great excuse to dress up super fancy! The costuming and lighting look absolutely superb and everyone says it was great fun!