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Effective Detective
Effective Detective
by Topside Games (2016)
Player Count
2 to 4

Player Ages

Playing Time
20 minutes
  • Card Game
  • Murder/Mystery
  • Mechanisms
  • Set Collection
  • Trick-taking
  • Rating: 10/10 from 1 users


    Effective Detective is a strategic card game in which players battle their your fellow detectives in a race to solve a murder. Gather your evidence--hair, blood, fibers, fingerprints, etc.--to thwart your rival detectives and arrest the murderer.

    The game is played in a series of six-card hands. Players go head-to-head with each opponent using ranked "Investigation" cards (powered from 1 to 6) to beat their opponent, or by playing an "Inadmissible" card to thwart the other player's card.
    The winner of the trick gets to turn up a piece of evidence in their own evidence line-up which corresponds to the one featured on the losing player's card. The goal is to collect a series of 5 related pieces of evidence in your own evidence line-up.

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