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24 Hour Crime Scene

A Crime-Solving RPG

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. 

Turn Order

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.

Travel Edition

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

Pages: 20

Additional Materials: You will need, pens or pencils, paper, and a standard deck of playing cards.

Designer: William Long www.longgames.co.uk

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CategoryPhysical game
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(6 total ratings)
AuthorLong Games
GenreRole Playing
TagsCrime, Detective, Drawing, Multiplayer, Mystery, Narrative, Noir, Singleplayer, Slasher
Average sessionA few seconds


Buy Now$10.00 USD or more

In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $10 USD. You will get access to the following files:

24 Hour Crime Scene 17 MB
24 Hour Crime Scene - Travel Edition 17 MB
if you pay $13 USD or more
48 Hour Crime Scene.pdf 25 MB
if you pay $18 USD or more

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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.

Great stuff, would play again any day!

Thank you for the great review, I'm happy you enjoyed it! I love that you were have to fill it with twists, as it's really fun to watch your crime unfold in unexpected ways!

I would love to get a community copy… this is my dream rpg game!

any chance of some more community copies id love to review this game on my vlog

I would really like to try the game but I cannot afford to buy it right now.
Any generous peeps/Long Games who would put some Community copies back in stock?

Hi Stan, More Community Copies have been added, so you should be able to get one!

Thanks a ton, I hope I can contribute some community copies in future :)


Really liking the game! I got the spanish version by El Refugio de Ryhope. Are you aware of any hacks based on your game? I think it has quite a lot of potential for hacks!

Thanks very much! I'm glad you're enjoying it. The edition from El Refugio de Ryhope is fantastic! I don't know of any hacks for it, but if you have any suggestions I'd love to hear them!

Some I can think of:

  1. Archeological excavation: try to find out how people lived (maybe worldbuilding?) or a historicla event. Maybe suspect interrogation could be reading books/diaries?
  2. Geopolitics: events that lead to a war. Finding out clues in history books and newspapers.
  3. Clairvoyance: predict something that could happen in the future by looking at clues in the present. Maybe trying to stop a crime or some other disgrace.

GOD this looks cool!! i wish i had the money to get it right now but as soon as i do and play a session or two, ill be making my review of it!

We think it's a really good game! We often have Black Friday and Christmas sales so keep an eye out for those!