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In the Light of a Greenhead Moon

In the Light of a Greenhead Moon is a game of deduction as you search for the shapeshifter...




In the Light of a Greenhead Moon

The Original Board Game

For a game of deduction, or two... Under a Greenhead Moon is a deduction and elimination board game set in Ipswich Bay, where players must uncover the true identity of a sea creature returning to its natural form. The game is inspired by a tale recounted by Dr. Charles Wendell Townsend in 1608.

Board Game Objective: Players move their pawns around the map, attempting to catch the person returning to their natural form. The suspects include various characters such as The Boater, The Clammer, and The Police Officer. The game involves deduction based on the phase of the moon, characters, and locations..

Note: The game combines strategy, deduction, and a touch of mystery as players work to unravel the secrets hidden beneath the Greenhead Moon.

A game of deduction like no other! 'In the Light of a Greenhead Moon' challenges you to uncover suspects, locations, and the moon's secrets. Board game or card game - you choose where your journey begins

In the Light of a Greenhead Moon Adventure of Ipswich Bay Embark on a thrilling aquatic adventure with two games inspired by Katherine DeSilva's captivating books, "In the Light of a Greenhead Moon" and "The Great Neck Mermaid." Set to launch in the spring of 2024 at The Game Crafter, these games delve into the mysterious tales of Dr. Charles Wendell Townsend and the enigmatic creatures lurking beneath the waves.

Game One: Mapping the Suspect in the Light of a Greenhead Moon This board game of deduction takes you through the haunting landscapes of Ipswich Bay, where mermaids, sea monsters, or misunderstood locals might be hiding in plain sight. With suspects like The Clammer, The Lifeguard, and The Boater, and locations including Parker River, Crane's Beach, and Eagle Hill River, you must navigate the game map using a color-coded die. Unravel the mystery by determining not just the suspect and location but also the phase of the moon that transforms a human into a sea monster.


Under a Greenhead Moon (Board Game): Theme: Deduction and elimination board game set in Ipswich Bay, inspired by a tale from 1608. Objective: Uncover the true identity of a sea creature returning to its natural form. Components: Game Board Map Suspects (e.g., The Boater, The Clammer, The Dog Walker) Locations (e.g., Crane's Beach, Pavilion Beach) Moon Phases (e.g., The new moon, Waxing crescent) Excursion Cards, Sunscreen Cards, Rash Guards, Wet Suit Set Up: Cards are shuffled and placed in piles. Players pick cards for Character, Location, and Moon Phase. Sunscreen, rash guards, and wetsuit cards are shuffled separately. Pawns and recording sheets are distributed. Game Play: Players make accusations or draw Excursion Cards. Accusations include place, moon phase, character, and watercraft. Players show relevant cards if accused, and sunscreen cards go on the board. Winning: Players can solve the puzzle by making a correct accusation. Incorrect solvers continue showing cards but can't make accusations.


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Publish Date January 05, 2024
Edition First
Department Games
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Why buy this?

  • Begin the search for the sea monster walking among us
  • Great for summer parties
  • Local Maps and Lore


  • This game contains a premium upgrade called UV Coating that makes the printed components more durable.
  • This game contains laser cut components. Laser cut items will have a slight amount of soot around the edges, which can easily be wiped off; and will have a campfire smell for about a week after you open them.


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