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As d’Or winner and Spiel des Jahres nominee MicroMacro is getting a sequel

Time to find more crimes.

Continue searching maps to find perpetrators in MicroMacro: Crime City - Full House, an upcoming sequel to last year’s co-op deduction game.

Set to feature 16 new cases to tackle, Full House will see players exploring a large and detailed map in order to unravel a series of mysteries using various clues that are scattered across a city.

According to the game’s publisher, Pegasus Spiele, Full House will provide a “more complex, sophisticated and, of course, a bit more criminal” co-op game experience in comparison to the original MicroMacro. (Thanks BoardGameGeek.) Certain cases will also be marked with a series of symbols indicating which ones are more suitable for younger players, which is a brand new feature for the series.

In a similar fashion to the first MicroMacro game, players will need to answer various prompts regarding a criminal case by searching a 75 by 110cm map which contains illustrations of the city’s inhabitants going about their day. The clues they'll need to find are hidden amongst otherwise ordinary interactions, with players looking to trace a trail from the crime scene to its perpetrator. Should they successfully manage to solve all of the game’s cases, then the collaborators will have won Full House.

MicroMacro: Crime City - Full House was created by Johannes Sich, the designer behind the original MicroMacro as well as the mafia themed board game, La Cosa Nostra - that has players attempting to climb the criminal ladder and establish their own illegal monopoly.

Apart from the MicroMacro: Crime City series, Pegasus Spiele is also responsible for releasing several historically themed games such as Istanbul, a tabletop title about finding bargains in a bustling bazaar, and Mombasa.

Since it was released last year, MicroMacro: Crime City has received the 2021 As d’Or award for Game of Year as well as a recent nomination for the 2021 Spiel des Jahres, the most prestigious prize in the tabletop gaming industry. In the game, players must scan a map to follow a trail of clues which will, in turn, help them to answer questions and solve various cases.

MicroMacro: Crime City - Full House is set to be released in August, with a retail price yet to be confirmed.


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Alex’s journey to Dicebreaker began with writing insightful video game coverage for outlets such as Kotaku, Waypoint and PC Gamer. Her unique approach to analysing pop culture and knack for witty storytelling finally secured her a forever home producing news, features and reviews with the Dicebreaker team. She’s also obsessed with playing Vampire: The Masquerade, and won’t stop talking about it.

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