During this newest installment in the Chronicles of Crime-series, you find yourself in France in the early 1900s, working as a journalist for one of the major newspapers. With your uncle being a police commissioner, you will help solve crimes like murders and thefts, and report back in time to your editor, so he can publish the scoop in tomorrow’s newspaper.
1-4 players, ages 14+
Designers: David Cicurel & Wojciech Grajkowski
Artists: Matijos Gebreselassie, Karolina Jędrzejak, Mateusz Komada, Katarzyna Kosobucka & Aleksandra Wojtas
Publisher: Lucky Duck Games
The game uses an app that guides you through the story. Players work together, scanning the QR codes to visit the different locations, look for clues and interrogate people. An extra challenge in this version is the addition of escape room-style puzzles that need to be solved. At the end of the game, you’ll head back to the newspaper office with your findings and complete a questionnaire that allows you to determine your score for the scenario.
After finishing the tutorial, which gives a clear explanation on how everything works, we finished the first three scenarios, and each one of them has been an amazing experience. The app integrates very well with the game and sure helps you immerse into the story, with each case having a unique feeling. And those puzzle cards are definitely an addition that lift the game from being ‘good’ to being ‘great’! If you like crime solving and deduction games, add this one to your list and it won’t disappoint.