The best liar wins in Hoax, a fast-paced party game of secret identities designed by, Bill Eberle, Jack Kittredge, Ned Horn and Peter Olotka. When an unscrupulous business magnate meets an undignified end, a fierce competition for his estate begins. Each player in Hoax takes on one of seven secret identities, from the resentful chef to the ambitious son-in-law and attempts to make the other players believe that they are actually someone else. Each turn you can claim a privilege (whether or not its actually yours to claim), investigate another player, or make an accusation. You can be eliminated by making false accusations or getting caught in a lie. Victory goes to the player who can outlast all the others, demonstrating that he is the most devious, scheming competitor in the game.