MicroMacro: Crime City*

MicroMacro: Crime City is a unique detective game that immerses players into a detailed and expansive cityscape to solve intriguing crimes. The game centers around a large, detailed map of a city where various crimes have occurred. Players become detectives tasked with unraveling these mysteries using the clues scattered across the city.

Gameplay Overview

  • Giant City Map: The core of the game is a 75 x 110 cm city map, rich in details and hidden information.
  • 16 Unique Cases: The game includes 16 different cases, each with its own storyline and mystery.
  • Case Cards: Each case is presented through a series of cards that guide players on what to find or investigate on the map.
  • Investigation Process: Players must scrutinize the map to follow trails, locate individuals across different times and places, and piece together the events.

Special Features

  • Time and Space Mapping: The city map represents both physical locations and time progression, showing characters and events at various moments.
  • Varied Difficulty: Cases vary in complexity, making the game suitable for a wide range of players, from beginners to seasoned detectives.
  • Solo or Cooperative Play: Can be played individually or as a cooperative experience with others, encouraging discussion and collaborative problem-solving.
  • Open-Ended Investigation: Players have the option to follow the structured guidance of the case cards or to take a more open-ended approach by starting with only the initial card and investigating freely.


MicroMacro: Crime City stands out with its innovative use of a detailed map as the main game component, offering a fresh take on crime-solving board games. Its blend of visual exploration and puzzle-solving makes for an engaging and immersive experience. Players who enjoy detective work, attention to detail, and narrative-driven gameplay will find this game particularly captivating. Each case offers a new challenge and a glimpse into the bustling life of an intriguing city, making every playthrough a unique adventure.

Nominated for 20 awards and won 11.

⭐️ Spiel des Jahres 2021

  • 1 - 4 Players
  • 15 - 45 Minutes
  • 12+ years old
  • Immediately playable

We like MicroMacro: Crime City so much that we recommend it in the following board game recommendation lists 2024

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