MicroMacro: Crime City

MicroMacro: Crime City

Cooperative Game
1-4 Players
About 30 Minutes
Grade 4 and Up
Game Schooler Recommendation

MicroMacro: Crime City deals with a trick subject, but the execution is lighthearted. Plus, the designer provides age recommendations for each case included in the game. This game reminds us of a cross between Where’s Waldo and Looney Tunes violence. Most importantly, MicroMacro creates an experience, unlike anything we have ever played before. No wonder it won the prestigious Spiel des Jahres award!

Game Overview

MicroMacro: Crime City includes 16 cases for you to solve. Each case includes a number of cards that ask you to find something on the map or uncover where someone has gone or otherwise reveal information relevant to a case. The city map serves as a map in time as well as space, so you'll typically find people in multiple locations throughout the streets and buildings, and you need to piece together what happened, whether by going through the case card by card or by reading only the starting card in the case and trying to figure out everything that happened for yourself. Will you be able to answer all questions about the case without fail?

  • Logistics Logistics
    Allows players to manage production flow between the point of origin and consumption.
  • Spatial Perception Spatial Perception
    Strengthens a player’s understanding of the spatial relationships with the objects in their environment as well as themselves.
  • Communication Communication
    Fosters an environment in which players must share information, news, or ideas.
  • Cooperation Cooperation
    Encourages players to work together toward a common goal.
  • Group Discussion Group Discussion
    Instigates the sharing of ideas, the solving of problems, or providing feedback within a group.
Game Details
  • Type: Light Hobby Game
  • Category: Cooperative Game
  • Designer(s): Johannes Sich
  • Published: 2020
  • Game Length: About 30 Minutes
  • Players: 1-4 Players
  • 2021 Spiel des Jahres Winner
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