Detective: A Modern Crime Board Game is a fully
co-operative, immersive, detective experience. This is a game of wits
and deduction, a full game night experience – a single game session can
last up to 3 or more hours. It is also rules-light, meaning, that the
most powerful tool at your disposal is your team, your imagination, and
your own mind.
If you are looking for a modern detective simulator, this is the game for you.
In the story-driven co-operative game Detective, each of you play an investigator working for Antares National Investigation Agency.
You are going to gather information, deduce clues, and follow leads in
order to solve multiple cases which are represented in the game by a
deck of cards. At the end of each case, you will answer questions to
gain victory points. You will win or lose the game based on the number
of victory points you have earned.
Detective is a campaign game. The five cases in the box
are connected by one overall narrative thread. While playing, you might
find clues that seem unconnected to the current case. Sometimes they
are dead ends; sometimes they are clues you will need to solve upcoming
cases. Don’t be discouraged if you don’t understand the significance of a
clue when you first encounter it. Maybe that information will soon
Each case has many paths to completion. Due to time constraints, you
will never see the whole deck or discover all of the clues. In fact, the
average number of cards drawn in each case is only twenty!
After finishing the game, don’t be disappointed that you didn’t go
through the entire deck. This is a game of deduction. Ultimately what
matters most is how you piece it all together, not how many clues you
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Playing Time: 2 - 3 hours