Detective: A Modern Crime Board Game – Antares Database update

Detectives! We have very important news for you, concerning the update of the Antares Database!

Since the very beginning, since Detective was released, we were listening to your feedback concerning the game. We were looking for a word of critique, and we were happy to read every praise. We have analyzed each comment and suggestion, wondering, how we can further improve our game.

That would not have been possible if Detective wasn’t using the online component. Thanks to the Antares Database we are able to take your feedback and make it into reality. Today we would like to announce a big update for the Final Report system, and Victory Points system of the Antares Database, affecting mostly the Golden Watch campaign.

What’s changed?

Victory Points

We’ve decided to make the Victory Points system clearer to understand. You could’ve experienced those changes for some time, but now we are ready to announce it officially, for all users. Starting today – each main question is worth exactly 6 points, each additional question is worth 2 points, and each matching evidence is worth 3 points.

As you can see, this clearly shows that the main questions are much more important than additional questions and matching evidence combined. As usual, “We don’t know” answer is worth 0 points, and a wrong answer will reduce your points by 1.

We have updated the Victory Points threshold, the number of pints required to win each case, to make sure, that your game state is not affected.

Final Report

Additionally, we have implemented some minor changes to the final report. We have removed a couple of questions which weren’t strictly related to the core of the relevant case. Some of the questions were adjusted so that the wording fits better with the spirit of the Antares investigation.

What does it mean?

Whether you have already finished your investigation, you are in the middle of it, or you are about to begin your journey, you don’t have to do anything. All changes mentioned above were implemented in the background and should not affect your previously finished cases.

In some rare cases, you may notice that a previously closed case is now presented as the lost one, or the other way around. That’s because the number of the required victory points thresholds had to be adjusted to the new system. Nevertheless, we believe this won’t affect that many cases, and what’s more, this won’t affect any of your future cases.

We want to thank all of our fans and players, who’ve spent lots of time playing the Detective and sharing their impressions with us afterward. Without you, those improvements would not be possible.

We wish you even more successes and cases solved with a maximum score!

Jakub Łapot


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