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- Sienna (11) found the game both interesting (suspects and clue cards) and exciting (clock) and it was a good family game because everyone had to work together to work out the suspect (co-operative). She also liked the fact there was multiple cases and that Charlie was a good detective! However, everyone should get a note book so they can share all their ideas on who the suspect is.
- Will (7) liked everything about the game apart from the clock he would have preferred more numbers on the die rather than the opinions provided by the clock. When it landed on the (clock) he did not like missing a turn and he also did not like (clock +?) because he sometimes selected a clue card that had already been played. Overall, they gave the game 5/5
- Elaine (adult) this clearly is a beautiful and well thought out game drawing on problem solving, literacy skills and memory recall (remembering which clue cards have been used especially when you have the option of selecting your own clue card when the die lands on the (clock +?) . However, although the game is aimed at 7+ Will (7) did get frustrated that he couldn’t read out some of the words on the card and needed help from both me and Sienna (11). Sienna (11) thought maybe the game should be aimed at the age range 9-11 for the single player option. The RRP for this game is £21.99 however, I would question the long term playability factor of this game. Once you have completed all 6 case cards you would remember who the suspects were from each case making it less appealing and highly unlikely you would play it again.
Overall, I would give this game 4/5