Saving your game

If you’d like to take a break at any point, you can stop playing and save your game. We recommend a break after playing for about 2 hours. If you prefer, you can, of course, play through the game without interruption. To save your game, put the cards together in stacks as described below and keep them together with a rubber band.

In Stack 1, stack all the cards you have already discarded. You won’t need these cards again unless you decide to replay the game.

In Stack 2, stack all the locations that are currently active and for which you have not yet made a decision. Use the notes sheet to make a note of which locations are currently active.

In Stack 3, stack all the cards that you have already drawn and read through. You can look through this stack again when you resume the game to refresh your memory.

Place all previously opened envelopes back into the box. By sorting the cards and envelopes in this way, together with your notes on the detective board, you can jump back into the investigation anytime.


Stack 1 -> All discarded cards
Stack 2 -> Draw Stack and locations where you have not yet made a decision (note locations on the Detective Board)
Stack 3 -> All cards already drawn and read.

Return all the other components to the box.

Resuming your game:

1. All Stack 1 cards: Leave in the box
2. Do not look at Stack 2. Place it as the draw pile.
3. Draw all the locations from Stack 2 that you have noted and place them on the Detective Board.
4. You can look at Stack 3 and all opened envelopes to refresh your memory.

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