It's the year 1900, the middle of the Belle Époque, and Paris flourishes.
The city hosts a giant world fair, the Exposition Universelle of 1900, which is visited by 50 million people! Many are also attending the 1900 Summer Olympics where competitors take part in 19 sports including water polo, tug of war, and live pigeon shooting. It’s 11 years since the Eiffel Tower was built, 5 years since the Lumiere brothers showed their first movie, and 2 years since the Renault brothers built their first automobile.
In Chronicles of Crime: 1900 we are introducing a new gameplay element - the puzzles. Of course, CoC always has been about solving mysteries but now the criminal case is not the only brain teaser you’ll have to crack during the gameplay. Want to open a safe that may contain some evidence? First, decipher the code cleverly encrypted by its owner. Need to find a critical location? Listen carefully to what the witnesses say and navigate the map. You may even face the challenge of defusing a bomb, so you’d better figure out which wire to cut!
So, how does it work mechanically? As your investigation progresses, you’ll be finding unique scenario-specific items, like codes, photos, documents, maps, and more, which are represented by oversized Puzzle Cards and some of the Special Item cards. The content of these cards, combined with information from witnesses or things visible in the Virtual Reality scenes, is all you need to solve the puzzles. Then, at some point, you’ll encounter a puzzle seamlessly tied up with the story, for example, you may find a locked safe or meet a character that will ask you a question. Most puzzles feature a special new interface in the app where you will type the solution or choose from one or more answers presented on the screen.
If you struggle with a puzzle, you can count on your colleague Charlotte who runs the “Puzzles and Riddles” column in your newspaper. You can usually find her in the Newspaper Office and may ask her about any Puzzle card or item connected to a puzzle.
- 1 Tutorial Scenario
- 4 Unique Scenarios
- 30 Character Cards
- 38 Evidence Category Cards
- 15 Special Item Cards
- 20 Oversized Puzzle Cards
- 7 Double-sided Location Boards
- 1 Home Location Board
- 1 Evidence Board
- 1 Plastic Insert
- 1 Rulebook