Exorcism at the Hotel Madame is an exploration based cooperative card game. Trapped inside a Hotel that has been possessed by an evil entity, the guests have to exorcise Hotel Madame in order to survive. The entity is slowly draining the life force of the guests, and they have a limited amount of time to make the best out of what they find inside the Hotel in order figure out a way to perform the exorcism.
To play the game, the players explore the Hotel by drawing cards that reveal rooms. Each room yields a different amounts of resources that are related to each player and have effects that may hinder or help the players with their ordeal.
Players have different roles with unique abilities that help them survive. These abilities can be activated by spending role-specific resources that players may find during their exploration and that are also generated every turn.
All of the players are connected through a global resource called “Will To Survive”, which is slowly being drained by the house as the events unfold. They can increase their Will To Survive by converting their role-specific resources into it before setting out to explore more of the Hotel. If at any point the “Will To Survive” reserve reaches zero, the players find that they don’t want to resist the entity anymore, and fall into the long list of people that died the same way.