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Detective: A Modern Crime Board Game - Season One

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Quick Takes:  1-5 players    90 - 120 minutes   Ages 12+ Ace of hearts playing card Level 1 (easy to learn, easy to play, and FUN!)

About the game:

Are you a fan of crime shows like NCIS, murder mysteries, or Clue? Try DetectiveThe game has three separate cases, each of which take about 90 minutes to play through.

There are many games in the Detective line-up, so why did we pick this one? This is a great standalone game for mystery lovers or a great introduction to the Detective universe. Especially neat, this game has an internet database tie-in (yes, internet access is required to play). The multimedia approach brings a whole new depth to the whodunit, as players watch surveillance video and interact with the game in many different ways. These changes save this from the flaws of many of the games in the genre, which used to boil down to: "read this massive wall of text to solve the mystery" (or you could just read a Dan Brown novel instead), or "here's a case, spend the next 3-4 hours trying to solve it" (what is this, a part time job?).

We love this game because it is tailored to game night, with easy-to-understand, family friendly rules.

Love the theme? We also recommend Mysterium.

Why we chose this game for Board's Edge:
  • Great for game night - plays fast and fun for groups
  • Cooperative - play with your friends not against them
  • Not just a roll of the dice - interactive media makes the game more engaging!