Van Ryder Games | Detective: City of Angels | Board Game | Ages 14+ | 1 to 5 Players | 30 to 150 Minutes Playing Time
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The detective to the right of the Chisel will read the briefing on the case from the detective casebook. The tuckbox for the case is opened and all lettered case files will be placed facedown on their corresponding area on the main board. Join the community and come discuss games like Codenames, Wingspan, Brass, and all your other favorite games! And even then, if you enjoy playing the Chisel, you can always introduce the game to a new playgroup and run all the cases again! Step One- They will chose a lettered case card that is public knowledge or that they currently have a knowledge marker on.
The player to the Chisel's left will gain 4 scratch, second player 5, third 6, and the last player will get 9 scratch. Detective- This allows one Detective to give two scratch to another detective to look at a lettered case card that the Detective has a knowledge marker on. Challenge incorrectly, however, and you'll end up taking on stress tokens, which can shorten the amount of time you have to solve a case. It is also possible to play the game cooperatively, either against the Chisel or against a gamebook that simulates the Chisel.The good-natured bickering that results from racing your friends to solve a mystery makes game night extra wonderful. Each crime is a carefully constructed puzzle that can unfold in a variety of ways depending on how the detectives choose to pursue their investigations.
Most players will step into the shoes of LAPD homicide detectives who will do whatever it takes to solve the case, but one player will take on the role of The Chisel, whose goal is to stall and misdirect the detectives at every turn. Though, no one complained as they were spending time trying to piece together the solution to the crime. The other nice thing is the Chisel can modify how they are responding to detectives if they they feel one detective is having a easy time while another is struggling. If you like solving crimes, Detective: City of Angels might find refuge in your board game collection. My primary experience of this game is of solving the cases on my own, then acting as the chisel for other players.If the response was the "most useful response" then the Chisel keeps the leverage marker to be used as Leverage against the Detective. As well as some thematic script, these briefings will include important information which can give the detectives a head start in their investigation. Detectives can explore every shadowy corner of the City of Angels, rendered in gorgeous and authentic detail on a massive 33x21 inch game board. Despite missing some of the mechanics of multiplayer, Sleuth Mode is a solid way to experience the game, particularly if you’re more interested in exploring the narrative or lack a regular playgroup.