The following is a guest list from contributor Anthony Ball. Game Title: Imperial Settlers: Roll & WriteDesigner: Ignacy TrzewiczekPlay Time: ~30 minutesAccommodates: 1-4 playersAuthor’s Plays: 8 at ...
I posed the question recently… What is your favorite Knizia? I thought why should the good doctor have all the fun (he is on this list again BTW)? Curious about other designers as well. So… What is your favorite game by (insert name here) and why?
This following list is not compressive, but I figured it is a good start. To be on this list, I made sure that each designer created at least 5 unique titles.
In this Shelfside review, we investigate the board game, Detective: Season One, a tabletop experience that is streamlined from the original Detective: A Modern Crime Board Game. Designed by Ignacy Trzewiczek, Detective: Season One has players solving one of three cases, all with different themes and mechanics. If you've ever played games like Time Stories or Exit: The Game, you'll find a comparable experience here too! The "modern" aspect comes in with the database, companion software that can be accessed via a website, where players can get fingerprints, codes, and DNA evidence to further supplement their gameplay. Detective: Season One takes about 1.5- 2 hours for each scenario, and plays from 1-5 players.
How does this Detective game compare to its predecessor? Does a lack of an ongoing campaign hurt Detective? Are the cases replayable, and if not, are they worth it? How much solving can one expect to be doing? Can you play this game with non-gamers? Watch till the end for our final report!
Table of Contents: Intro - (0:00) Overview - (0:43) How to Play - (1:29) Pros - (2:14) Cons - (11:36) Recommender Score - (14:56) Ashton's Personal Score - (21:58) Daniel's Personal Score - (24:17)