By Deepak Demiwal
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Detectives' Chase is a board game in which a team of players, as "police", cooperate to track down a player controlling a "criminal" around a board representing the streets of London. One player controls "Mr. X", a criminal whose location is only revealed periodically, and the other players each control a detective, which is always present on the board.
All players start with a number of tickets allowing them a certain number of moves using the following methods:
Taxis allow the player to move only one space for each ticket used. They can be used to reach any point in London, most of which are not accessible in this game by other means.
Buses are available throughout most of the map, allowing longer-distance travel more quickly if the player is located at a bus-stop.
The subway in this game also allows quick travel between distant points of London. However, stations are far apart so the use of a subway ticket can narrow down the possibilities of Mr. X's location.
Water routes are available, which only Mr. X can use.
****** Features *****
- Play game VS Human or VS AI.
- Multi-player mode: Play on different devices using Wifi or Bluetooth.
- Up to 6 players can play.
- Family game.
Tips to play:
- Please read the rules and instructions before starting the game.
- Set brightness of your device to at least 50% to enjoy better view of the game screen.
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Taken advantage of
I purchased Scotland Yard and liked the game a lot. When it disappeared I wrote Demansal and got some vague reply. It was still on my iPad, however, and I played it. Now it is re-issued as Detective's Chase (copyrite infringement?) and I am forced to purchase it again to receive any future updates. It should have been free to those who had already purchased it like an update, just to show good faith. No matter how good a game is, when someone feels cheated, they become cautious. This is a pretty good iPad version of the Scotland Yard board game and probably deserves 4stars or more for gameplay but be warned about this company's practices and ethics. They are suspect at this point.
Poor imitation of Scotland Yard
The real Scotland Yard is in the app store and is elegant. This has the same premise with enough changes to allow it into the app store I suppose without copyright issues. But the changes are all for the worse. First and foremost, I can't touch where I want to go - pretty much the main feature of an iPad. Instead, scroll a wheel of allowable moves picking one. The map is a cluttered mess of numbers and it's very difficult on the iPad and impossible on an iPod to tell the difference between taxi, bus, and tube stations. I could go on, but just get the real deal. This is a mess.
This is blatant thievery of Ravensburger's Scotland Yard game. They apparently had to pull the app and change the name because they don't have rights to the license, but they aren't ashamed to profit from it under a different name. Don't support these pirates.
this was an email from the developer, before the app was pulled.
"We don't have official license and that is one of major reason we didn't use the same game and concept
Our game is inspired from that game and it is no conflict with Ravensburger as it's approved by apple.
You will find our game having much more feature but still maintaining simplicity of the game concept"