Detective L.A. Crimes

three new cases


As a detective, you solve cases cooperatively, in a campaign of five cases with decks of cards, used as per instruction. As a team you collect, always with conferring, clues, information and traces, but not everything you find necessarily relates to the current case, so keep copious notes. For witness statements, additional material, person files etc. you use, where you also enter facts. After a given number of days - for actions like research, writing report, using talent or agency tile, all using up time, within normal shifts and maybe overtime - you enter your final report on the site and score answers and fitting evidence.

In the expansion Detective L.A. Crimes, the basic concept and rules of the primary game remain. There are three new cases for a campaign - set in Los Angeles in the 80ties - featuring five new investigators with new abilities. The set-up is done as for the primary game, incorporating the components from the new expansion. Three new daily activities are: 1. Take a stress tile and resolve action of a card - 2. Make an instant decision - 3. Do a surveillance. Reports can now only be written at the police station. Clues, Time, Locations and the Antares data base work as in the primary game. Work time is a new term, valid from 08:00 to 16:00. Two options for adjusting the level of difficulty - New on the Streets and Fearless Detective - are provided

The parallels to the primary game cannot be mistaken in the well-working expansion which does not quite achieve the in-game-depth of the predecessor; the new rules details, however, are harmonious and playing detectives is still a lot of fun.


Players: 1-5

Age: 16+

Time: 180+

Designer: Ignacy Trzewiczek, Mateusz Zaród

Artist: Rafał Szyma, Matt Dembek

Price: ca. 30 Euro

Publisher: Pegasus Spiele / Portal Games 2019


Genre: Detection, solve cases

Users: With friends

Special: 1 player

Version: de

Rules: de en pl ru

In-game text: yes



Well-working expansions

New cases in a new environment

Harmonious, and well integrated new rules details


Compares to:



Other editions:

Gaga Games (ru), Portal Games (en, pl)


Chance (pink): 0

Tactic (turquoise): 2

Strategy (blue): 2

Creativity (dark blue): 3

Knowledge (yellow): 3

Memory (orange): 3

Communication (red): 3

Interaction (brown): 3

Dexterity (green): 0

Action (dark green): 0