An interesting looking board game, with digital and VR elements, is on the horizon from Lucky Duck Games. In Chronicles of Crime, players will take on roles of London detectives aiming to solve a series of cases. The game is for one to four players, ages 12+, plays in 60 to 90 minutes and will carry an MSRP of $39.99 when it releases this November. There is an additional VR component you can add into the proceedings and that will carry an MSRP of $14.99.
From Lucky Duck:
Chronicles of Crime is cooperative game of crime investigation, mixing VR experience and board gaming.
With the same physical components (board, locations, characters and items), players will be able to play plenty of different scenarii and solve as many different crime stories.
They will start the app, choose the scenario they want to play, and follow the story. The goal being to catch the killer of the case they have been given in the shortest short time possible.
Using the Scan&Play technology, each component (locations, characters, items, etc.) has a unique QR code, which, depending on the scenario selected, will activate and trigger different clues and stories. That means players will be able to get new stories way after the game is release simply by downloading the app’s updates, without any shipping of new physical components involved.
The VR experience only requires a mobile phone. Players simply put the VR glasses provided inside the game onto their mobile device, and put the VR glasses on their nose, holding their mobile device in front of their eyes, to immerse themselves in the game’s universe and search for clues in a virtual world.
Each session last around 1h to 1h30 minutes and many scenarios are connected to each others in order to tell a much bigger story.