Bad Detectives is a tile-based card game designed for 3-4 players and takes 45-60 minutes to play. Taking on the role of homicide investigators, players work together to solve a murder case by connecting the Victim to a Suspect, a Murder Weapon, and a Location. Drawing from a large pool of information based on familiar tropes, players add these cards to the case, collaborating with each other to build connections between Leads. Each piece of information contributed is worth a certain amount of points, depending on how well it helps (or hurts) other players. While the players are working together to build a case and tell a story, each player is ultimately angling to make sure that the information they've invested in will be the evidence that actually solves the case. Players continue to build and rearrange evidence, bringing their contributions into position at the expense of others, until the case is fully connected and a reasonable approximation of justice is served.
With a massive amount of evidence cards to build from, each case is guaranteed to tell a different story full of the tropes you've come to know and love from police procedural shows. And as they say at the Academy: If the facts don't fit, just make new facts.
- 15 Victims
- 45 Leads
- 140 Details
- 4 Relevance Markers
- 80 Evidence Tent Flags
- The Bad Detective Badge of Honor
Game Length: 45-60 minutes