How can someone so clever be such a Bad Detective April 16, 2015 8:34 AM   Subscribe

Congratulations to Zaximus, creator of Bad Detectives and winner (!!!) of Tabletop Deathmatch!

A good number of Chicago MeFites have had the chance to play Bad Detectives throughout its development and know how genius and amazing the game is, so we could not possibly be prouder.

If you'd like to follow along with the creative process, you can read Zach's game blog here.
posted by phunniemee to MetaFilter-Related at 8:34 AM (20 comments total) 19 users marked this as a favorite

Hey, congratulations!
posted by LobsterMitten (staff) at 8:35 AM on April 16, 2015

Like teared-up-watching-the-reveal proud.

Like not-even-pissed-the-secret-was-kept-for-so-long proud.

That proud.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 8:40 AM on April 16, 2015 [4 favorites]

Holy shit this game looks awesome! Will def. be getting it when it comes out.
posted by griphus at 8:45 AM on April 16, 2015 [1 favorite]


It's even better than it is on video. Zach really nailed the overhaul of the graphic design and it's infinitely easier to just pull off the shelf and play.
posted by eamondaly at 9:06 AM on April 16, 2015 [1 favorite]

Absolutely. I've been talking it up to my regular game day buddies for a while now and AM READY TO BUY MY COPY NOW.

It really is fun and it's been terribly interesting talking to Zax about the process of creating it and changing it. So exciting to play through some of the changes and so exciting to see him win!
posted by crush-onastick at 9:12 AM on April 16, 2015 [1 favorite]

I haven't played it since before the cards had images, so I am dyyying so see where it is now.
posted by phunniemee at 9:16 AM on April 16, 2015

Also, I keep wanting to post a Futurama SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY pic to show my excitement, but that would be awkward in this context.
posted by crush-onastick at 9:18 AM on April 16, 2015 [2 favorites]

Hey, this is really awesome. Congratulations!
posted by SpacemanStix at 10:16 AM on April 16, 2015


I wish this series had a camera with a top-down angle so we could see the cards as they are played.
posted by Think_Long at 11:30 AM on April 16, 2015

I don't even like board games, and I got to play test a later incarnation of this and had so much fun! What's great about it is that if you're really into strategy and competitiveness, it can be that. But if you're not (like me) you can have a lot of fun just telling a story based on your cards and how you play them.

I cried when I watched the video, and share McMikeNamara's so-proud-I'm-not-mad-about-the-secret.
posted by misskaz at 1:36 PM on April 16, 2015 [2 favorites]

I had the pleasure of playing this at phunnimee's game day during the Chicago month of meetups last year.

posted by brujita at 2:54 PM on April 16, 2015

I'm still a little mad.
posted by eamondaly at 3:31 PM on April 16, 2015 [1 favorite]

oh man this game looks like a lot of fun. congrats, Zaximus!
posted by dismas at 3:52 PM on April 16, 2015

Congratulations, Zach!

I had so much fun playing this game last summer, and I'm eagerly awaiting my chance to buy my own copy!
posted by jessypie at 5:41 PM on April 16, 2015 [1 favorite]

Way to go!
posted by Pope Guilty at 7:42 PM on April 16, 2015

How do I get this game? I'm in Australia and have a terrible prime minister, diabolical foreign policy, rotten domestic policy and police that often leave a lot to be desired. Hope me. How does a poor antipodean avail themselves of this quality distraction?
posted by taff at 2:38 AM on April 17, 2015 [3 favorites]

That game does look awesome!

Now, normally, when a game is "2 to X players", it really is intended for X and requires some weird special rules, if you want to play it with just 2 players. But, I'm not seeing anything in the rules, for Bad Detective, that makes it seem like that. Anyone able to confirm? Does the game work well with just 2 people?
posted by meese at 5:54 AM on April 17, 2015

Congrats! This going to be at GenCon for wider play this year?
posted by isauteikisa at 8:50 AM on April 17, 2015

posted by JenThePro at 2:45 PM on April 17, 2015

Clearly I should have never left Chicago. Congrats Zach!
posted by SpiffyRob at 5:47 PM on April 17, 2015 [1 favorite]

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