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Detective: A Modern Crime Game
Detective: A Modern Crime Game
Detective: A Modern Crime Game
Detective: A Modern Crime Game
Detective: A Modern Crime Game
Detective: A Modern Crime Game
Detective: A Modern Crime Game
Detective: A Modern Crime Game
Detective: A Modern Crime Game
Detective: A Modern Crime Game
Detective: A Modern Crime Game
Detective: A Modern Crime Game
Detective: A Modern Crime Game
Detective: A Modern Crime Game
Detective: A Modern Crime Game
Detective: A Modern Crime Game

Detective: A Modern Crime Game

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What's in the Box?

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5 Exciting Cases That Put Your Deductive Skills to the Test!

  • 1 Game Board

  • 1 Casebook

  • 1 Rulebook

  • 1 Intro Sheet/Antares Guide

  • 5 Character Tiles

  • 5 Case Decks

  • 3 Wooden Markers

    • 1 Time Marker

    • 1 Investigation Team Marker

    • 1 Day Marker

  • 30 Character Tokens

    • 15 Authority Tokens

    • 10 Stress Tokens

    • 5 Used Ability Tokens

  • 17 Skill Tokens

    • 3 Research Tokens

    • 3 Technology Tokens

    • 3 Perception Tokens

    • 3 Questioning Tokens

    • 5 Skill Tokens

  • 5 Special Tokens

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A Regular Gumshoe

Detectives, welcome to Antares, the most high-tech investigation agency in the world! While working for Antares, you will operate under the jurisdiction of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, so consider yourselves servants of the public justice system.

During our first year of operation, we will be examined closely by the public, the media, and the U.S. Department of Justice. Our agency was formed to solve the most unusual cases, using the latest achievements in computer science, forensics and psychology, and now you get to do your part. There is no room for error, no room for doubt - only for your professionalism, your ethics, and your particular sets of complimentary skill, skills that you will soon put to good use. Don't let anything stop you from solving the case!

Detective: A Modern Crime Board Game tasks 1-5 players with getting to the bottom of five cases using the leads and clues they gather and the Antares database system. Players will have a limited amount of in-game time to discover the facts of the case before they must make their final report and be scored on their performance. Can you find the truth in each case? Can you follow the threads of the overarching plot of all five cases? Find out in Detective!

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Hit the Pavement

When players sit down to begin a case, they can choose to divide up responsibilities, establishing individual roles for each player. Having each player be responsible for a different aspect of the investigation should make it easier to tackle the daunting task before you. Players have a limited amount of time and resources to uncover the truth behind each of these cases. Sure, you can work overtime, but too much stress may find the case coming to a close before you're ready to make your final report.

In order to get to the bottom of things, players will need to uncover and follow leads, using their time to dig up information, question witnesses, do lab tests, and call in favors with your contacts. You can dig deeper on leads or leave them be if they seem like dead ends. The Antares Database will provide you with more detailed information on certain people and locations when a lead calls for it, and you can always look general knowledge topics up on the internet when the game allows it. Each player also receives an investigator with a unique ability that can be used once per day.

With these tools at your disposal, you'll have everything you need to deduce your way through the five cases and prove you are master detectives!

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Reviewers on Detective: A Modern Crime Game

"This is the rare case where not only did it live up to what I hoped it was, I think it possibly exceeded my expectations so far."

- Game Boy Geek

A New, Free Case to Challenge You!

Welcome to Detective: A Modern Crime Board Game "Suburbia" Case! This is a bonus case, which can be played even if you don't own and haven't played the base game yet.

"Suburbia" is a standalone short case with a playtime of around 90 minutes and it's perfect to play over Zoom or Discord. It provides a wonderful opportunity for those who would like to try out the game for the first time as well as those who already played the base game and are looking for a case to introduce new players to the game and invite friends to the hobby.

If you've never played Detective before, or you're looking to teach someone new to the game, everything you'll need to play "Suburbia" can be found at the link below!

Find the Suburbia case here!

Master Detectives

You and your friends can put your deductive skills to the test when Detective: A Modern Crime Board Game releases! Order your copy today!

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