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Name Chronicles of Crime (2018)
Complexity 2.0767
BGG Rank 201
Player Count 1 - 4
Mechanism(s) Cooperative Game, Scenario / Mission / Campaign Game, Solo / Solitaire Game, Storytelling

Chronicles of Crime is a cooperative game of crime investigation, mixing an app, a board game and a touch of Virtual Reality.

With the same physical components (board, locations, characters and items), players will be able to play plenty of different scenarios and solve as many different crime stories.

Players start the app, choose the scenario they want to play, and follow the story. The goal being to catch the killer of the current case in the shortest time possible.

Using the Scan&Play technology, each component (locations, characters, items, etc.) has a unique QR code, which, depending on the scenario selected, will activate and trigger different clues and stories. That means players will be able to get new stories way after the game is released simply by downloading the app's updates, without any shipping of new physical components involved.

The VR experience only requires a mobile phone. Players simply put the VR glasses (optional buy) onto their mobile device, and put the VR glasses on their nose, holding their mobile device in front of their eyes, to immerse themselves in the game's universe and search for clues in a virtual world.

The game comes with 1 tutorial and 5 scenarios, but more can be downloaded directly inside the app!

Each session last around 1h to 1h30 minutes and many scenarios are connected to each others in order to tell a much bigger story.

—description from the publisher

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Organization Year Ranker Rank List
The Dice Tower 2018 Tom Vassell 2 Top 10 (2018)
The Dice Tower 2021 Tom Vassell 5 2021 Top 100
Sickledrips 2019 Tom Heath 8 Top 10 Co-operative Games
The Dice Tower 2021 Tom Vassell 5 Top 10 Casual Two Player Games