A Study in Emerald (Second Edition)

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The game A Study in Emerald draws its central plot from the award-winning short story penned by Neil Gaiman, in which the worlds of Sherlock Holmes and H.P.Lovecraft are combined to telling effect.
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  • Artwork
  • Complexity
  • Replayability
  • Player Interaction
  • Component Quality

You Might Like

  • Hidden-role game with short playing time.
  • Lots of interesting mechanics.
  • Thought provoking & interesting.

Might Not Like

  • Game has nothing to do with the short story, despite having Neil Garman's name on the box.
  • Unclear rule book causing uncertainty when playing.
  • The artwork - There are three different styles going on between box, board and components here which is jarring, and the card art feels rushed and unfinished.
  • End game victory point scoring is a little complicated.
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The game A Study in Emerald draws its central plot from the award-winning short story penned by Neil Gaiman, in which the worlds of Sherlock Holmes and H.P.
Lovecraft are combined to telling effect.

It is 1882, and the Old Ones are already here.

They arrived seven hundred years ago and have been ruling the planet ever since. The majority of people just get on with their lives, accepting their monstrous rulers. However, a growing band of revolutionaries wish to free mankind from their slavery. These freedom fighters call themselves the Restorationists. A secret war has already broken out between the Restorationists and the forces loyal to the Old Ones. The invention of dynamite has changed the balance of power, and a lone assassin now has the capacity to destroy an Old One. In this shadow world of assassins, informers, police agents and anarchists, nobody is quite sure who is who and which side they fight for.

The game A Study in Emerald draws its central plot from the award-winning short story penned by Neil Gaiman, in which the worlds of Sherlock Holmes and H.P. Lovecraft are combined to telling effect. However, to create a world detailed enough for players, much has been added from real history. The nineteenth century was a time of unrest, with many colorful characters fighting both for and against the authorities. A Study in Emerald is the outcome of the merging of these three worlds.

This second edition of A Study in Emerald sports new artwork by Ian O'Toole and Tatiana Kuzilova along with a streamlined set of rules that will hopefully help those folks who found the first version a tad complicated. Inconsistencies have been removed and the number of available actions has been reduced to the minimum, whilst still retaining the mood of paranoia from the first edition.

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Weight1.2 kg
  • Zatu Review Summary
  • Zatu Score

    Rating

    • Artwork
    • Complexity
    • Replayability
    • Player Interaction
    • Component Quality

    You might like

    • Hidden-role game with short playing time.
    • Lots of interesting mechanics.
    • Thought provoking & interesting.

    Might not like

    • Game has nothing to do with the short story, despite having Neil Garman's name on the box.
    • Unclear rule book causing uncertainty when playing.
    • The artwork - There are three different styles going on between box, board and components here which is jarring, and the card art feels rushed and unfinished.
    • End game victory point scoring is a little complicated.