Welcome to Crime City, a place not for the faint of heart. This city is full of action and crimes, lots of crimes. There is even a case to solve on the cover of the box. Unpack your huge map of the city and pull out your clues as we enter the world of Micro Macro Crime City by Johannes Sich and produced by Pegasus Spiele. Also don't forget a cute magnifying lens!
The came comes with 16 crimes to solve on a giant (30"x42") beautifully drawn map. Each crime consists of a handful of cards that have you looking all over the map for clues and solving the case. There is even a magnifying lens for the detail work! The map is a full of tiny details and characters. It seems like if you live in Crime City your a victim of a crime or a criminal. Its actually a lot of fun just to look at the map and see all the little things going on.
"...as I said in the beginning of this review there is a lot of crime in crime city."
During our daughters nap my wife and I played through the first 4 scenarios. And really enjoyed it. Its a pretty fast paced game once you get going. We played for about 45 minutes and enjoyed it a lot. I know some of you are doing the math now and are saying there isn't much replay value, but as I said in the beginning of this review there is a lot of crime in crime city. There are scenarios to play on line and there are also some new scenarios to download and play at the game table. If all that is not enough signup for the newsletter and get even more.
The night before playing this game we watch the movie Tenet so our heads were still spinning from that the next day. Its funny to type it but this game is like Tenet because on the game map you have the past present and future all represented at the same time. So its a little interesting to get your mind around that. Mary actually said during the first scenario we played "is this like tenet?". I said yes and then we were solving cases like Holmes and Watson.
"So much like your summer read you can pick it up and play it when you have smaller amounts of spare time"
So I would add this to your game collection based on the amount of extra content and I would add it as a "summer read". What I mean by that its a light weight game, has the satisfaction of accomplishment, and will not take up an entire day, So much like your summer read you can pick it up and play it when you have smaller amounts of spare time (like your child's nap).
Designed by: Johannes Sich
Published by: Pegasus Spiele
Year Published: 2020
Recommended Ages: 8+
Time to Play: 480 minutes