Welcome to Detective: A Modern Crime Board Game “Suburbia” Case! This is a bonus case, which can be played even if you don’t own and haven’t played the base game yet. Here you will find all the game rules and materials necessary to play the case.

“Suburbia” is a standalone short case with a playtime of around 90 minutes. It provides a perfect opportunity for those who would like to try out the game for the first time as well as those who already played the base game and are looking for a case to introduce new players to the game and invite friends to the hobby. 

Detective: A Modern Crime Board Game has won Portal Games many prominent awards and nominations including Dice Tower Best Theming Award 2018, As d’Or Expert Game of the Year Award 2019, nomination for Kennerspiel des Jahres 2019, nominations for Golden Geek Best Game of the Year 2019, Golden Geek Best Cooperative, Best Innovative and Best Thematic Game of the Year 2019. We are releasing this bonus case to spread our love for deeply thematic board games, board games that tell stories.

A young woman was found dead in an abandoned house. Your team has only 3 days to discover a big mistery behind the crime and deliver a report.

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This demo case doesn’t require using Character Tiles included in the base game. Instead, use the Skill Tokens available on the provided demo board. To track how many Skill Tokens are left at your disposal, you can simply cross them off on the board. 


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And yet, we don’t write books… we don’t make movies. We don’t make those things, because we make games. We make games that tell stories.