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Anything? Any format? Even parody the tropes of these literary and cinematic genres? Set in a entirely different time and space like cyber-punk or space travel (starcraft)?

Games that bleed that same atmosphere or immerse players in that world?

Any and all recommendations!

Thanks in advance!
 
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Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective: The Thames Murders & Other Cases is more of a cooperative puzzle adventure than a board game but you're basically interns trying to solve a crime faster than the great detective.

I also enjoy Letters from Whitechapel. Proper grim and gritty hide-and-seek game based around Jack the Ripper and the hapless dolts trying to bring him to justice.
 
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There is Deadline coming out this year and a few years ago there was Ace Detective to match your need for theme, as for immersion or atmosphere that is difficult.....
 
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Covert is spy vs spy in the cold war era
 
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pusboyau wrote:
There is Deadline coming out this year and a few years ago there was Ace Detective to match your need for theme, as for immersion or atmosphere that is difficult.....


Deadline looks really promising, check it out.
 
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'Fiasco' is an RPG based on the 'caper-gone-wrong' trope prevalent in many noir films.

There are 2 Tabletop episodes covering a game of Fiasco, should you wish to know more.
 
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pusboyau wrote:
There is Deadline coming out this year and a few years ago there was Ace Detective to match your need for theme, as for immersion or atmosphere that is difficult.....


Deadline looks really promising, check it out.


I agree alot of these recs look to provide hours excellent game play.

Deadline looks awesome!

Thanks!
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Too bad this one is out of print, its fetching high price.
 
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This game is very affordable and in print, my only issue is replayability and how many scenarios does it offer.
 
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'Fiasco' is an RPG based on the 'caper-gone-wrong' trope prevalent in many noir films.

There are 2 Tabletop episodes covering a game of Fiasco, should you wish to know more.


Will do, I love tabletop!
 
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Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective: The Thames Murders & Other Cases is more of a cooperative puzzle adventure than a board game but you're basically interns trying to solve a crime faster than the great detective.

I also enjoy Letters from Whitechapel. Proper grim and gritty hide-and-seek game based around Jack the Ripper and the hapless dolts trying to bring him to justice.


I love Sherlock Holmes and co-op games. Plus, my mother is a huge mystery fan. I would love to introduce her to a Sherlock Holmes board game.


Of the hidden movement games this is my favorite theme but I only placed Fury Of Dracula ahead of it only because I've heard the mechanics were improved upon or something.
 
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The Dresden Files Cooperative Card Game is coming out. The books read like hard boiled detective fiction with ghosts, vampires, etc thrown in. It might be worth a look. It's due out relatively soon and I'm going to take a hard look at it.

And Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective: The Thames Murders & Other Cases is a great experience.
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Covert is spy vs spy in the cold war era


I love Cold War spy vs spy stuff. Thanks!
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jhaimowitz wrote:
The Dresden Files Cooperative Card Game is coming out. The books read like hard boiled detective fiction with ghosts, vampires, etc thrown in. It might be worth a look. It's due out relatively soon and I'm going to take a hard look at it.

And Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective: The Thames Murders & Other Cases is a great experience.


The detective / supernatural crossgenre would not be my first choice in a game, it is so prodominate in popular fiction these days. But if the game offers alot I would definitely make an exception.

Another shout out for Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective, I need to definitely check this game out. I had this one on the back burner because there is like 3 or 4 different new or reprinted Sherlock Holmes games to look at. My mother loves Sherlock Holmes and sleuthing in fiction. She literally reads well over a hundred mysteries a year.
 
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jhaimowitz wrote:
The Dresden Files Cooperative Card Game is coming out. The books read like hard boiled detective fiction with ghosts, vampires, etc thrown in. It might be worth a look. It's due out relatively soon and I'm going to take a hard look at it.

And Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective: The Thames Murders & Other Cases is a great experience.


The detective / supernatural crossgenre would not be my first choice in a game, it is so prodominate in popular fiction these days. But if the game offers alot I would definitely make an exception.

Another shout out for Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective, I need to definitely check this game out. I had this one on the back burner because there is like 3 or 4 different new or reprinted Sherlock Holmes games to look at. My mother loves Sherlock Holmes and sleuthing in fiction. She literally reads well over a hundred mysteries a year.
There is already an expansion (Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective: Jack the Ripper & West End Adventures) with more cases. There is also Mythos Tales, which is definitely detective/supernatural cross-genre (in this case supernatural being Lovecraft inspired Mythos), but if you like the game play from Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective: The Thames Murders & Other Cases and the expansion, this may also be an option.

The Dresden Files Cooperative Card Game is a hand management game that employs the Fate Dice from the Dresden Files RPG. It is fairly difficult, and quite quick. Each player plays a character from the books, but one player always must be Dresden.
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kongzilla wrote:
jhaimowitz wrote:
The Dresden Files Cooperative Card Game is coming out. The books read like hard boiled detective fiction with ghosts, vampires, etc thrown in. It might be worth a look. It's due out relatively soon and I'm going to take a hard look at it.

And Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective: The Thames Murders & Other Cases is a great experience.


The detective / supernatural crossgenre would not be my first choice in a game, it is so prodominate in popular fiction these days. But if the game offers alot I would definitely make an exception.

Another shout out for Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective, I need to definitely check this game out. I had this one on the back burner because there is like 3 or 4 different new or reprinted Sherlock Holmes games to look at. My mother loves Sherlock Holmes and sleuthing in fiction. She literally reads well over a hundred mysteries a year.
There is already an expansion (Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective: Jack the Ripper & West End Adventures) with more cases. There is also Mythos Tales, which is definitely detective/supernatural cross-genre (in this case supernatural being Lovecraft inspired Mythos), but if you like the game play from Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective: The Thames Murders & Other Cases and the expansion, this may also be an option.

The Dresden Files Cooperative Card Game is a hand management game that employs the Fate Dice from the Dresden Files RPG. It is fairly difficult, and quite quick. Each player plays a character from the books, but one player always must be Dresden.


I happen to dig Lovecraft and combining that with detective sounds like a delightfully exciting combination. I am sold on this one.
 
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News just in: Detective: City of Angels
 
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This one looks pretty nice, thanks!
 
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Well, in the FFG's Lovecraft games there's a recurring character Joe Diamond. Get it? Sam Spade-->Joe Diamond? grooaan...
 
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Got to try Watson & Holmes a few weeks back. Very interesting game play, and very thematic. The story is set, and then you need to visit certain parts of town to pick up clues and try to figure out what happened. Police will be posted on strategic parts of town. You need to find ways to bypass them.

The only thing that can be a flip side is that when you have played a scenario, you can`t play it again, because you will know the answer.
 
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whoa Deadline looks really neat, definitely gotta keep an eye on that one
 
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London Dread might fit.
 
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