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2 ratings1 reviews
Rating of 4 out of 5 stars
June 25, 2021
I played with my 10 year old and 8 year old, and we had a really good time. It was also a great excuse to get them out of the house and get some exercise. Toward the end we got a couple calls from the "Chief" pretty much telling us to hurry up, which wasn't helpful, but overall it was great. My 10 year old even asked me to purchase another mystery.
YouSleuth is decent. We were expecting a little more location-based detective work (e.g.: find this landmark or address in your city); instead it was going around to "interview" a series of computer-generated "suspects" on our phone, to try and gather evidence. Phone calls from "the Chief" became increasingly frequent, and decreasingly helpful: "I'm counting on you to solve this case!" (We know; could you please shut up and let us go back to interviewing the "suspect/witness?")
Make sure you begin with a full battery on your phone (or perhaps even an external battery pack - this thing eats electrons!)
You also may benefit from having headphones, so that you can hear it on a noisy city street, and perhaps don't look as much like a crazy person talking to phobots.
We played as a couple, which worked generally well; I think this game could get unwieldy with more than 2 players per "case," but that is speculation. This was a great way to kill a couple of hours and get some steps in on a lovely afternoon; I'd like to see some layers of sophistication added before I give it a 5-star review, or am likely to be eager to play it again.
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About This Deal
This all age activity can be done on your own schedule, in your own neighborhood and with your own group of people. This is a self-guided event where you play alone with your group using your smartphones to interact with the virtual characters in the game.
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YouSleuth is an absorbing smartphone game that incorporates the elements of both a classic detective board game and an augmented reality game. Players can become detectives and lead a realistic investigation in their neighborhood, interview the victim and suspects, and receive phone calls with clues. This interactive experience can provide the users with hours of fun.