After a vicious murder has been committed, you and your colleagues are the detectives tasked with solving the case, but you only have 24 hours at the crime scene to connect the clues, interview the suspects, and uncover the truth of what happened.
24 Hour Crime Scene is a role-playing game for one to four players where each player assumes the role of a detective investigating the crime scene of a murder.
Over the course of the game you will discover more about the crime scene, discover clues, collect evidence, find suspects and interview them.
As a player, it is up to you to invent the clues and information that you discover. For instance, when you discover a clue, you decide what that clue is, and then draw it onto the crime scene, anywhere you’d like. It will then be up to you and the other detectives to connect all of the clues and evidence later to tell the unique story of the victim's murder.
By the end of the game you will have gathered enough evidence to charge one of the suspects with the murder.
On your turn you will do the following:
1. Draw a card, read the related prompt, and then resolve it.
2. You will also take an additional action where you can add a clue to the crime scene, turn a clue into evidence, interview a suspect or even consult with the other detectives.
Included with the game are two alternative game modes:
Serial Killer Mode: A campaign-style mode with a single killer and three victims that plays over a series of games.
Solo Mode: A solo version of the game that plays almost identically to multiplayer mode.
48 Hour Crime Scene
Check out the stand-alone expansion for 24 Hour Crime Scene, 48 Hour Crime Scene : Digital Forensics. The expansion introduces 48 new prompts, a new location to investigate (the victim's computer), and rules for creating your own game variants by mixing up the decks!
To make it simple, you can simply add the expansion to your order or you can order both games HERE.
If you enjoy playing on the go you can also add the 24 Hour Crime Scene - Travel Edition to your order.
24 Hour Crime Scene - Travel Edition is a fun, story-telling game for two to five players. It’s ideal for long car rides, train journeys, and sitting around campfires. It is a stripped-back version of the full game.
24 Hour Crime Scene - Travel Edition comes as both a .pdf file and .png files so that you can save it on your phone in either a book app or your photo library. You’ll receive both so how you use it is up to you!
Player Count: 1 to 4
Game Length: 1 to 2 hours
Additional Materials: You will need, pens or pencils, paper, and a standard deck of playing cards.
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I got this game a while ago on DriveThru and absolutely loved it. I had a blast running it with friends. We came up with what turned out to be the murder of the heir of one of the three crime families in the city. There were twists and turns in the story, false accusations and a whole lot of Columbo references.