Brook City is a co-operative board game for 1-4 players in which players are heroic cops (inspired by action movies) who have to protect the city from ever increasing crime. Brook City is designed by Adam Sadler and Brady Sadler who both helped design blockbuster games such as Descent: Journeys in the Dark 2nd Edition, Star Wars: X-Wing, The Walking Dead: No Sanctuary and Warhammer Quest: The Adventure Card Game. That’s some serious design cred coming from these two designers who have done a lot of work for Fantasy Flight Games. Artwork is handled by Henning Ludvigsen, also an FFG heavyweight, who has worked on Android: Netrunner, Arkham Horror, Cosmic Encounter, and many more acclaimed titles.
“A mysterious criminal element has taken root in Brook City. Known only as “The Syndicate,” this collection of ruthless murderers, clever thieves, corrupt politicians, and dirty cops has given rise to a new era of crime. The Brook City Police Department needs the best of the best to clean up the streets of this once peaceful metropolis. So here’s your gun and badge…get to work, officer.” [source]
Each game is dictated by the chosen criminal and case deck. The board represents the city in which the cops have to run or drive to locations to bust up crimes. Cops start off with a standard police cruiser but they can commandeer vehicles on the streets of Brook City.
Each cop has a unique deck and plays differently and includes encounter cards, ability cards, and tactic cards. The prime suspect is represented by a criminal deck along with crew members and other cards which interfere with the investigation. Case decks represent the overall progress of the game and how cops can interact with clues and evidence.
Brook City is currently up on Kickstarter and the base pledge of $89 at the “Rookie Tier” for Brook City includes 51 miniatures and stretch goals. You can also add the Brook City: Delta Keys expansion and a Cops and Robbers miniature pack for $30. Shipping is an added cost. The project will run until Tuesday, May 29th 2018 and it’s expected delivery date is May 2019. It’s already close to it’s funding goal of $60,000.