Is Detective: A Modern Crime Board Game fun to play?
Players: 1 – 5 players | Game Duration 120 – 180 mins | Min. Age 16+ | Game complexity: MEDIUM
Solo game mode: Yes | Co-op: Yes | Online Version: No
What is Detective: A Modern Crime Board Game about?
In Detective: A Modern Crime Board Game you are going to solve FIVE different cases and find out what connects them, you are going to BREAK THE 4th WALL by using every resource you can, you are going to browse the game’s DEDICATED DATABASE simulating your agency’s resources, you will enter a city maze of old mysteries and fresh CRIME, and you will be able to COOPERATE with other agents or solve the mystery on your own.
Take the job of a real detective in a modern setting! In Detective: A Modern Crime Board Game, 1-5 players take on the role of investigators, solving mysterious crimes while working as an Antares National Investigation Agency team members.
This board game tell rich stories – stories you will participate in. Let’s hope that you will be able to deduce the end, before there is another crime… The game will challenge you with five different cases, that have to be played in order. Seemingly unconnected at first, they will unveil an immersive meta-plot based on facts and fiction alike.
Detective: A Modern Crime Board Game brings classic, card-based, puzzle-solving gameplay into the 21st century with the introduction of online elements. You will gain access to the online Antares database that contains data about suspects, witnesses, and documentation from arrests and trials related to your case. Use every tool at your disposal to solve these crimes – consult the Internet, check the facts and constantly discover new clues.
You are not playing a detective; you ARE a detective! In 2020 Game of the Year special edition of Detective: A Modern Crime Board Game was published. Thanks to the overwhelmingly great response for the game and a worldwide success Portal Games was able to improve the basic game and add an additional component to the box. The new edition includes a set of 30 photos of character portraits, which the players can use during their investigation to make a mind map. The pictures show the suspects met throughout the game, and bring an amazing immersion to the gameplay. The set was previously available for purchase only as an additional promo item at the Portal Games store and during conventions. With the Game of the Year edition of Detective, now all players will be able to enjoy this great tool.
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Awards Won by Detective: A Modern Crime Board Game
2019 Lys Passioné Finalist
2019 Kennerspiel des Jahres Nominee
2019 Gra Roku Best Thematic Game Winner
2019 Gra Roku Advanced Game of the Year Nominee
2019 Goblin Magnifico Nominee
2019 As d’Or – Jeu de l’Année Expert Winner
2019 As d’Or – Jeu de l’Année Expert Nominee
2018 Golden Geek Most Innovative Board Game Nominee
2018 Golden Geek Board Game of the Year Nominee
2018 Golden Geek Best Thematic Board Game Nominee
2018 Golden Geek Best Cooperative Game Nominee
2018 Cardboard Republic Immersionist Laurel Nominee
2018 Board Game Quest Awards Most Innovative Game Nominee
2018 Board Game Quest Awards Game of the Year Nominee
2018 Board Game Quest Awards Best Thematic Game Winner
2018 Board Game Quest Awards Best Thematic Game Nominee
2018 Board Game Quest Awards Best Coop Game Winner
2018 Board Game Quest Awards Best Coop Game Nominee