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Vienna Connection “Blitz” Review – Cold War, Hot Game! – Board Games

The Broken Meeple
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Behold – the surprise blitz review of Vienna Connection!! Vienna Connection is a standalone game inspired by the game mechanisms of Detective: A Modern Crime Board Game. In this game, players take on the roles of CIA agents sent to Europe in 1977 during the Cold War to investigate the mysterious death of James Werner, an American citizen murdered in Vienna.

The international plot involves various secret agencies, and players will travel around Europe visiting a dozen destinations and discovering secrets.

Vienna Connection, although inspired by Detective, is a standalone game with new rules and game mechanisms that bring the spy theme to life. Players will manage resources (such as informants, bribes, and pieces of information), decode reports (including secret messages, codes, and wiretapped conversations), and will have to outsmart enemy spy agencies.

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Timestamps:

00:00 – Introduction and Overview
02:38 – All The Files!
03:56 – Differences from Detective
05:53 – You Can’t Fail, But Did You Really Win?
06:40 – One Play And Cap At 3!
08:01 – Who Needs A Video, The Rules Are Easy!
08:34 – Great Immersion, Play Some James Bond
10:20 – Summary and Verdict
13:06 – Other Detective Related Content

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8 Comments

  1. Very detailed "Blitz" review, just about perfect length. I'm not a fan of deduction games in general – Emma's brother lent us Consulting detective a couple of years ago and we have not played that, I think all the reading put me off. I don't mind hefty rule books describing game mechanics but reading lengthy story driven games as never appealed. Great job on the review though.

  2. Glad to see you enjoyed it! We love, love Detective. Just filmed a review for this today…let’s just say that we don’t end up with the same verdict 😉

  3. Thanks for the great review. My copy just arrived today so looking forward to playing this weekend.

  4. I quite enjoyed Detective, so I will have to check this one out. Thanks for the review, Luke!

  5. I saw this over your shoulder in the culling video and looked forward to a review!

  6. Thanks for the review Luke! Would you recommend to play this first before the original Detective?

  7. How family friendly is the game.. PG, PG13?

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