In Detective Stories. Case 1 – The fire in Adlerstein, you will act as a real detective to investigate the case of a suspicious fire that took place in the city of Adlerstein and led to the death of a citizen.
A journalist is accused of committing a fire raising with with fatal consequences. He collected a lot of evidence with the aim to prove his innocence. You must determine if he is telling the truth and find the real criminal.
– The game is conceived as a realistic criminal case and requires investigations similar to those carried out by the criminal police in real life.
Do you like crime stories and mysterious investigations? Do you notice things that others don’t notice? Use your flair with Detective Stories! Detective Stories is a series of co-operative deduction games, where you act as a real detective to investigate the criminal case. The game is conceived as a realistic criminal case and requires investigations similar to those carried out by the criminal police in real life. Here are the main features of Detective Stories at a glance:
Your adventure begins immediately
The game is designed as a realistic criminal case with real pieces of evidence.
NO TIME PRESSURE
Take as much time as you need to find the criminal.
USE MANY TIMES
Pass the case on to friends, the material is NOT destroyed during the game.
TYPE: Cooperative deduction game
DURATION: 90-120 minutes
MEDIA: Internet access required
CONCEPT: Designed as a one-off game like an Escape Room or Crime Dinner
REPLAYABILITY: Can be played again by other players!!
DETECTIVE GAMES: TIPS&TRICKS
We hope you have a lot of fun investigating! At this point we would like to thank all the players who give us feedback and thereby improve our games! Based on this feedback we have created a list of tips&tricks that can help you get the best out of our detective game:
If you want to try our detective game for the first time, we recommend starting with case 1: The fire in Adlerstein. After that, the difficulty level increases from Antartkis Fatale to Still Lake and Kaifeng 982. Thus, you will be able to increase your detective skills step by step.
2. Use a pinboard to arrange the game material, to link connections and also to create an exciting murder mystery atmosphere in your home. This evening you are the real detectives!
3. Let several people look over the same documents / pieces of evidence. Unlike in a mystery dinner, you can play a detective game, like Detective Stories, in the solo mode. But if you are playing as a team – use this to your advantage! Different players always notice different things!
4. Pay attention to every source of information – even the unremarkable ones. Because everything can be important! Our detective game has no game instructions or a predefined order for the investigations. This is one of the main points that distinguishes our cold case file from a usual exit game and crime dinner. Try to act like a detective – logical thinking and observation skills is all you need!