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In Vino Morte

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In Vino Morte (2016) is a party game where the aim is to survive a dinner party. Each turn you are dealt a face-down drinks card and need to decide whether the dealer-host is trying to kill you off or not. It's as much about playing the cards as the people because you use deduction and bluff to decide whether to drink or pass.

To start, the dealer gives a card to each player facedown. The cards represent a player's dinner party drink and can be either poison or wine. The only rule is that at least one poison and one wine must be dealt out each round and only the dealer knows where these cards are located.

Players then take turns to choose whether to turn over their card or to swap their card with another player. Once play has returned to the dealer, any cards that remain face down are revealed and the players' fates are decided. Wine means you survive and poison means you are eliminated from the game.

As each round progresses, you take turns dealing to the dwindling number of players until one remains and wins. As you can never really know what your card is, play becomes about social deduction. What feuds and pacts have developed and how do you use those to your advantage? This makes the game different depending on the people that are playing and makes what is an incredibly simple premise into such a complex mystery.

Our examiner, Rob Prior, first checked In Vino Morte 2 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 11 weeks ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Push-Your-Luck game with Communication elements. You can play with 2 to 9 players in the same room. Although the game can be played with just 2 players, it is best with between 7 and 9 players.

You can play this game in the following styles:


Learn to Play: This takes 1 minute to learn.

Play Time: It takes between 2 minutes and 10 minutes to play a round of this game.


This game is good if you want to:

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Skill Level

8+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it's important for parents and guardians to consider the maturity required to process the game content. To play this game, players need to be able to deal with being targeted by other players and be able to cope with dropping out of the game before it is over.

Content Rating

We rate this suitable for 12+ years-olds. Although they are not presented visually, there are themes of murder, death, poison and poisoning in this game.


There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.
You can purchase the following expansion pack:
  • In Vino Morte: Caseus Vitae (2019) This adds three cheese cards, which players can choose to take. They reverse the result of your drink when it is revealed. 

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 01/01/2016, updated in 2019

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Players: 2-9

Genres: Push-Your-Luck and Communication

Accessibility: 0 features documented (Tweet Developer )

Components: Cards

Developer: Button Shy (@ButtonShy)

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