27 November 2020
The Best Selling Franchise Returns with a new standalone game in a Medieval Setting
It is the year 1400 and you are Abelard Lavel, a knight living in Paris. Since you were a child, strange prophetic dreams of past and future crimes have haunted you. You managed to put your power to good use, solving mysteries that nobody else could. Now thanks to your growing reputation, the people of Paris seek your help. Will you come to their aid?
Chronicles of Crime is back with a brand new standalone game, the first of three that make up “The Millennium Series”. Fans of the original Chronicles of Crime will find the same
award-winning tabletop experience while getting to explore a new setting and face the challenges of solving crimes in the 15th century. Chronicles of Crime: 1400 at its core is a cooperative narratively-driven game of investigation for 1-4 players.
Players take on the role of Abelard Lavel who, blessed with prophetic visions, has taken it upon himself to root out evil in the city of Paris. At the start of each new case, players will be presented with glimpses of visions that Abelard has seen. Features seen in these visions might be familiar, however, they could also be completely unknown, or even, have not yet taken place! It’ll be down to the players to make the connections between the visions and reality and put the pieces of the puzzle together.
Our protagonist will be left without the benefits of modern technology and crime scene investigation tools, but that doesn’t mean he won’t have some tricks up his sleeve. Abelard’s furry companion Perceval can track down the owners of items and perhaps sniff out some lies from suspects who aren’t being honest about their whereabouts. At home, Abelard’s family are also able to support him on cases. His sister, a merchant, knows something about almost any object found in Paris, his uncle, a monk, has a wealth of knowledge about written texts, and his brother, a king’s spy, can often find information on the people Abelard is investigating.
The characters and the story form the most important and compelling part of any Chronicles of Crime case. You will meet a huge variety of characters from professors to market vendors, the nobility to the peasantry, and it will be down to you to decide who is worth your time investigating and who is going to waste your time with their personal issues. Surrounding each case is a vivid world depicted not only in beautiful locations but also in virtual reality crime scenes. Players will use the Chronicles of Crime app to inspect all the details of each crime scene and they’ll have to cooperate to pick out the important evidence.
Chronicles of Crime: 1400 offers an incredibly immersive and engaging tabletop experience that is unlike anything else in board games and is in stores worldwide.