Orient Express is a crime fiction board game published by Jumbo and Just Games. The game was designed by Jeff Smets and released in 1985. The game contains 10 different murder cases, each of which can be played only once. Five new plots were released in 1987.
The players start in the middle of the train and move around in the two train wagons according to dice rolls. By moving through the train players are able to get clues about the characters by talking to the innocent crew on board or examining the rooms. The suspects can also be interrogated - they never lie but they might be telling useless information. In practice text cards represent the staff, the suspects and the rooms. An engine pawn is moved one station every time the specialized dice shows a green figure. The detectives receive a telegram about one of the suspects or the victim on certain train stations.
When the train stops at Istanbul each player must announce their solution of the murder. The player with the correct solution wins. If two players have the same solution, the one with the lowest points wins.