Crime Zoom: Bird of Ill Omen

2020 · 1-6 Players · 40-80 Minutes
Crime Zoom: Bird of Ill Omen board game
Crime Zoom: Bird of Ill Omen board game

Crime Zoom is a series of detective games for 1-6 players. The rules are explained in 2 minutes, and the game itself takes about an hour. Bird of Ill Omen will take you to Paris in 2018.

A secure office building at 6 rue de Paradis. The janitor was instructed to take out the garbage, but this morning there was no trash in front of the offices on the top floor. Hearing music inside, he rang the doorbell, but no one answered. The janitor half-opened the door and discovered this crime scene. He notified the owner of the building, Mr. Martinent, who called the police...

In Crime Zoom, you are detectives trying to unravel a mysterious murder case. The crime scene is made up of cards that form one large picture. To investigate a trace, simply turn the card over and follow it. In the course of the investigation, you will visit various places, question suspects, gather evidence, and try to come to conclusions.

Tracking traces is very simple. Take a look at the illustration. Are you intrigued by something? Do you see any important clues? To zoom in, simply turn the card over to follow this trail.

You decide for yourself what you want to investigate and which threads to follow. Throughout the game, you will discover different places, talk to witnesses and collect evidence. As soon as you feel you've resolved the case, you complete a report by answering a few questions about the perpetrator, the murder weapon and the motive, etc.

After reading the answers, you can read the epilogue to give you a deeper insight into the plot. Whether it will be a report from six months ago, an account of a witness who did not dare to testify to the police, or a conversation of clients plotting a crime, these few pages will allow you to look at the motivations of the characters from a different angle.



Year Published2020
Number of Players 1-6
Playtime 40-80 Minutes
Minimum Age 14
Mechanics App Driven, Card Placement
Categories Deduction, Mystery
Learning Complexity N/A[Vote]
Strategy Complexity N/A[Vote]
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