"Well behaved women seldom make history." - Laurel Thatcher Ulrich This is the game where good girls get better by being bad! In the 1920s, young women had a chance to change society--by misbehaving. Gather a gang of girls. Explore. Battle petty townsfolk with quick, naughty games: Fib, Flirt, Taunt...
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Release Date: May 14, 2008

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"Well behaved women seldom make history." - Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

This is the game where good girls get better by being bad!

In the 1920s, young women had a chance to change society--by misbehaving. Gather a gang of girls. Explore. Battle petty townsfolk with quick, naughty games: Fib, Flirt, Taunt... Win boyfriends and other useful prizes. Expose the town's depraved secret before it entraps your girls.

Explore four beautiful game boards, dozens of character cards, and thousands of dialog cards (worn and aged from decades of neglect) which comprise the zany world of an American small town in the 1920s.

Encounter nearly a hundred individual personalities. These denizens form the core culture of intolerance and repression your girls can overcome with wit, charm, and brazenness.

Conflict using a variety of naughty mini-games: Taunt, Flirt, Fib and others to stand up against bullies, cozy up to boyfriends, and evade oppressive expectations.

Conquer increasingly more powerful faculty and townsfolk as the story develops from the curious, to the weird, to the absurd, finally to collapse down a frozen crevasse of all too real inhumanity. Only the victorious will emerge, smirks on their faces, heels on the throats of the wicked, and their futures assured of freedom.

Acquire dozens of prizes to swing games in your favor and help others along your journey. Gain experience and level up the talents of your gang members. Win boyfriends willing to sacrifice themselves for affection.

Wind your way through an epic of literary satire in an fantastical world where nothing is real but all is true, during a mythic time of social upheaval. Help the young women trapped in this world transform it for the betterment of all -- by misbehaving.

  • The approachability and accessibility of a board game.
  • The humor of social satire at a zany point in history.
  • The challenge of verbal battles woven intricately with the story.
  • The epic sweep of an RPG unlike any game previous.
  • 20 hours of leisurely entertainment that can be enjoyed a little bit at a time.

System Requirements

Mac OS X
    • Operating System: Microsoft® Windows® XP or later
    • Processor: 500 Mhz orhigher
    • Memory: 256 MB RAM
    • Hard Disk Space: 30 MB Available HDD Space
    • DirectX® Version: DirectX® 7 or higher
    • OS: OSX 10.5 & 10.6 (OSX 10.7 Lion currently not supported)
    • Processor: 500 MHz
    • Memory: 256 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 2D, 800x600 screen, Millions of colors.
    • Hard Drive: 30 MB
    • Sound:
    • Other Requirements:
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138 of 203 people (68%) found this review helpful
59 people found this review funny
10.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 6, 2014
When you play this game, all your Call of Dudebro friends will ask you why you're playing a game about high school girls. They might even make some sort of lolicon joke. This is because they are boys and you are a man. A man can play a game about high school girls without feeling his masculinity is threatened.
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37 of 42 people (88%) found this review helpful
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 14, 2013
Probably the quirkiest offering in recent years, a girl detectives mystery story set in the 1920s, presented as a board game with challenges in the form of card-based minigames. Utterly charming!
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61 of 91 people (67%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
7.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 15, 2014
It's really cool and interesting talking with people like in the 1920's. I don't know how accurate it is -but it's fun.
The game has charm but overall I can't really recommend it unless it's on a really good sale and you don't care about the following cons:

First off to navigate the map you need to put your mouse to the edge of it and wait while it scrolls to the appropriate area.
This quickly gets tedious since it would be very easy to make the arrow keys or something scroll the map without you having to mouse over everytime. It's a needlessly slow process.

The second con and the biggest is that the game is mostly luck based. You have stats you can increase but you will soon realize that sometimes the only reason you lost - was because of luck. You can win with the worst stats and you can lose with the best.
The minigames themselves are a bit fun though.
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27 of 38 people (71%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 9, 2015
Original at first but you quickly realise that you will be playing the same 4 uninteresting mini-games over and over and then you quit.
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18 of 22 people (82%) found this review helpful
13.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 31, 2012
This game is quite interesting, and definitely unique. I'd classify it as a RPG/adventure game in the style of an old board game where encounters are settled with mini-games. You recruit a plucky gang of rebellious teen girls and work to unravel the town's big conspiracy. You talk to people to learn info and complete story-driven goals, perhaps convincing them with a mini-game. The prohibition-era setting is pretty neat. The mechanics are pretty fun, although the pacing's pretty slow. The flirting game confused me for some time, though.

The story is quite long. There are many sub-plots that each take some time to complete. For the most part, the story is light-hearted and fun, but it takes a really dark, unexpected turn at the end. There are multiple endings, but getting the better ones is very difficult.

Adventure fans will probably enjoy it. RPG fans, maybe. It's not for everyone, but not a bad way to spend a few dollars. $10 is probably a little too much, but I'd get it at $5.
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33 of 50 people (66%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
11.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 17, 2013
It's an interesting idea, but it drags out for too long. By the time the plot really heats up I just wanted to end it so I could stop doing the same four minigames over and over again.
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13 of 15 people (87%) found this review helpful
14.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 17, 2014
This is one of the most unique (and addictive and fun) games I have played. The mixture of minigames, rpg party building, and board game layout are fun, but what makes it most fascinating is the roaring twenties theme and the strong, humourous, surprisingly dark narrative. This is a really well written game.

I also give it lots of points for a diverse and female-centred cast; I actually can't think of another game in which you can play a wheelchair using teenage social queen.

I recommend this wholeheartedly for anyone looking for a game that really does something creative and different, and does so with great theming and fun gameplay. 9.5/10.
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33 of 52 people (63%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 12, 2014
While it sets uncommonly and interestingly in 1920s pre-Women's Rights era at a high school, playing the game itself feels like a chore as every choice you make has you either delving deeping into a shifty and overindulged plot by playing repeatitive card games that feel more luck-oriented than skill-oriented, or borderline-level-grinding your characters (via the same repeatitve card games). After about three hours, it felt more like I was watching a snooty teenage love story set in Victorian Era rather than actually playing a game and enjoying it.
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18 of 25 people (72%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 25, 2013
This is actually kind of a compelling digital board game but god dammit I feel like owning this game by title alone puts me on some kind of watchlist
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11 of 14 people (79%) found this review helpful
13.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 7, 2013
Dangerous High School Girls in Trouble - Oh noes

Believe it or not this is an RPG - a hillarious vintage board game with unique mechanics and a role-playing soul, to be exact/more vague. Set in the early 20th century, you control a group of high school girls trying to solve a mystery murder, which leads them to uncover a darker secret involving the whole city. The skills you invest in are Rebellion, Glamour, Savvy and Popularity. You level up by using those in appropriate 'mini games', which always involve interacting with the townsfolk.

Both writing and the art are superb. While exploring it for 15 hours or so, I encountered some weird things - a talking pony, a split personality, a desk serving as a policeman, a ghost hired to scare unwanted visitors... The story got more ridiculous, more interesting and more serious as I progressed. By the end it felt like Doctor Who, catching you off-guard with messed up revelations & profound thoughts, right in the middle of the laugh. Let's just say I understood why it got banned by Big Fish Games.

If this got you interested at all, try it - a tad repetitive mini games don't detract from this one of a kind experience!

V e r d i c t : GREAT, with some room for improvement
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17.1 hrs
Posted: August 9
BAD: The ending was very unsatisfying. I feel like it was rather rushed and the little epilogue blurbs were disappointing (at least the ones I saw).

Also, it was somewhat irritating that the Fib game is based entirely on probability for your opponent's hand, but otherwise, I quite enjoyed the four mini-games.

GOOD: Other than the randomization on the Fib game, the mechanics were fun. The story was engaging, that oscillated between silly and menacing. Given some of the atmosphere of the game, I thought that it was going to take a different direction near the end - like the town was revealed to be a Stepfordesque last remnants of civilization or retro self-contained arcology in a dystopian future.

Also, because I'm a sap, my favourite part was when you finally can successfully flirt with Detective Friendly and jokingly get "engaged" to him.

Overall, it was fun, so I would recommend it to people who like these quirky little adventure games.
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5.8 hrs
Posted: June 8
An unusual game that is resfreshing. Too few game designer use creativity in their design. It's always cloning each other's ideas. But these guys have come up with an original game idea and successfully delivered a good design too.

I have nothing bad to say about this game aside from no replayability. It's tough to beat the first time you play, so it might take you a while to finish and that is good since there is no point of playing it a second time. Oh, and the game takes 24 megs on your HD, that's a really great thing especially if you have limited bandwidt

Love the simple interface, it is clean and direct, you don't have thirty sub-menus or other inconveniences like that.

If you can get it at 5$ or less, well worth it if you are looking for something new and small.
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Hi-Vis Cone Puncher [IEYTZ]
2.6 hrs
Posted: April 22
TruFakt: I have completed this game twice on other computers so my hours logged are not accurate.

> Be mid game
> Whole gang still has the boyfriend buff from high school stage
> Try to gambit police for something
> Loose all BFs
> '♥♥♥♥'
> Try to date again
> 'nine ♥♥♥♥ing levels are you ♥♥♥♥ing kidding" ?
> Live as spinsters for the rest of the game.

Edit: Also, Constable Desk is the best character of gaming of all time.
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Lvl 4 Cybold
2.1 hrs
Posted: April 16
A ton of personality, crisp, clean graphics and simple yet nuanced gameplay. The "Combat" via quips is creative, and I honestly can't think of another game like it! This is a hidden gem.
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2.0 hrs
Posted: February 15
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1.2 hrs
Posted: February 15

My review. Do not get ripped off, fellow Steam players.
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18.2 hrs
Posted: January 24
Excellent game. It's odd, but charming; novel and unique, but also engaging and fun. Old school board game feel thats just oh so hard to find these days, let alone in a video game ;)
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12.2 hrs
Posted: January 24
Fun games of chance, witty characters, and an amusing story. Only good for one play though.
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30.3 hrs
Posted: December 13, 2015
I played the trial of this game many years ago back as a kid when it was on big fish games before it was removed, and I loved it but couldn't remember the name.
Then I found it again on steam, and it's even better now!
It's interesting and fairly lengthy. If you enjoy board games then I would recommend it.
It is a bit pricey considering how old it is though.
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Zamir GOAT [MLG Monkey King]
12.0 hrs
Posted: November 8, 2015
Great game. Oddly gripping story that goes from "Ye Olde 1950s Melodrama, Yawn," to, "OMGWTFDidThatJustHappen?" in about 5 seconds. (Okay, more like six hours, but it's only an 8 hour game all told - which is a good thing! Far be it from me to knock economy in storytelling).

Repetitive, yet charming gameplay mechanics, a fun, quirky premise, and hell - it's an original, not ported, boardgame for the P.C., and you get to play as Dangerous High School Girls in Trouble. What's not to like?

Just be warned: Good luck trying to ever get a boyfriend. Holy sh*t.
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