One of the greatest thing about Detective: A Modern Crime Board Game is I am confident I have at least 20 hours game before me, and that’s assuming I can get the cases first time from here on in.
During this time, I can choose when to play the next case when I am ready. Five cases later, I will be looking at solving some metaplot game, ending the campaign probably adding even more time to play. Without ending the fifth game, I don’t know this for sure, but the entire experience is here in one the one box.
This is where Portal Games have blown T.I.M.E. Stories out of the water. Three years after release, I am still waiting for the metaplot component of T.I.M.E. Stories. Detective: A Modern Crime Board Game has everything here, ready to go, and for a much lower cost than the initial outlay of T.I.M.E. Stories.
I am confident that Detective: A Modern Crime Board Game will be a success. When this happens, I have no doubt a second campaign will be released, and I feel it will be a stand-alone expansion. It may be in a year, it may be in three years. The main thing with this structure is I am not left hanging a ridiculous amount of time to continue the story.
Detective: A Modern Crime Board Game won’t be for everyone. If you get the chance to play the game do it – it’s the only way you will know for sure. If you play someone else’s copy, just don’t read the case endings and you can enjoy it fully once purchased.
For people that may not have a chance to try a case before buying, I am thinking of doing a solo run on video of Case 1. It would be spoiler heavy, but I would not show the actual case solution. You would see all of the mechanics and how the game is played in detail. If this is something you would like to see, let me know in the comments or on the Facebook page!
Detective: A Modern Crime Board Game will definitely be a game I will be trying to play every 2-3 weeks. It may not work out that way, and I may not finish the campaign before PAX, but this is a game that definitely deserves all of the hype. A full review will be coming in the next couple of months, but at the moment Detective: A Modern Crime Board Game is all but guaranteed a spot on my top 10 games of the year.
Until next time,