A Study in Emerald (Board Game 1st Edition)
This article is about the first edition of the board game. For other uses of A Study in Emerald, please see A Study in Emerald (Disambiguation)
Publisher: Tree Frog Games
Product Code/SKU: None
Designer(s): Martin Wallace
Number of Players: 2 to 5 players
Estimated Playing Time: 90 to 120 minutes
Recommended Ages: Ages 13 +
Other Editions: A Study in Emerald (Board Game 2nd Edition)
Your friendly editor has chosen not to post a full summary of the game to avoid spoilers for the short story. See comments.
From the Kickstarter campaign:
The game takes an original slant on the deck-building mechanic. Instead of buying the cards you want you have to bid for them with influence. The range of cards is massive, with only a few duplicates. You can employ secret agents to carry out your plans, or quietly subvert a city to your control, call up monsters from other dimensions to destroy your enemies, or raise an army of zombies. No two games will ever be the same.
Comments / Trivia
Based on Neil Gaiman's short story "A Study in Emerald".
Spoiler Warning: The various online descriptions of the board game (at the publisher's web site, the Kickstarter campaign, etc.) all contain spoilers for the short story. Go, right now, to A Study in Emerald (Fiction), click on the link to get the free PDF of the story (only 9 pages) at Neil Gaiman's web site, and read it. You'll be glad you did. Then come back here and carry on.
The first edition was only available to Kickstarter backers and via the Tree Frog Games web site.