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2nd December 2021 - Back in the city

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One of the new arrivals in the house last week was MicroMacro: Crime City – Full House, the sequel to the original version that appeared last year and which has since made a decent impression on gamers. Admittedly part of that impression has manifested itself in discussions about whether it is actually a game or not, but while those hushed conferences were going on in the dusty corners of BGG I laid out the map and had a fine old time playing through the cases with KT.

After we had finished the box we took it over to a friend’s house for them to play, and they quickly fell in love with it, and this success was the tipping point for buying the new box sooner rather than later, and this afternoon KT and I ran through the first couple of cases. We played them on the slightly more demanding level where you have to piece the crime together without the clues to hold your sleuthing hand.

If you know what was in the first box and have already decided whether you like this or not then there is nothing in the first two cases of Full House to suggest that anything will change your mind. In other words, this is definitely more of the same as you track victims and villains across a large map which acts as a kind of time-lapse photograph, wherein you can trace the events that have led to this point.

Rather nicely, this second map seems to fit right next to the original one, and we think that we may have already spotted a couple of characters from that first box, so we are intrigued to see what lies ahead. This new box also has a rating system for content, so that your young co-players might not come across something to cause them cartoony nightmares.

Anyway, the first two cases were quite easily solved, just as we had anticipated, but this did feel like catching up with an old friend and we were both glad to have it back on the table. All that leaning and stretching is back as well, of course, which is at least a part of the rationale behind our taking our time with it, but there do not seem to be any reasons why we should not enjoy it just as much as its first iteration.

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Here we go again.

Happy gaming!
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