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aretha
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PostPosted: Mon May 04, 2009 10:40 pm    Post subject: What 'crime' game Reply with quote

Back in the 80's when everyone else was buying 'action' games I had a less popular game that I can't track down. The game involved identifying a thief/criminal from a choice of several (I think). It was a logic/puzzle type of game. The game was self contained, no game board, cards or paperwork.

I am certain it was not LCD. It certainly ended with a Police siren when the person was caught. It may have had a red case and I think it was larger than 'handheld'. I owned electronic battleships (for 1 player) at the time and I think this game was only a little smaller than that.

Looking in your museum I still can't come up with a make but it certainly looked more modern than Shoestring Detective. I thought I had bought it at Tandys but apparently not.

I'd appreciate any thoughts but lets allow for my memory 20 years on Confused
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blue6demon
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PostPosted: Tue May 05, 2009 6:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi ! Welcome to the forum !

The only game i can think about is the Ideal : Electronic detective, but it had cards and some sheets to play it.

The are some on ebay right now.

Check it out.

Pat
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aretha
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PostPosted: Wed May 06, 2009 9:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I honestly think 'my game' didn't have paperwork etc but this game might be close enough so I'm bidding for it.

It's as if a more up to date game was made, without paperwork because this one sounds so similar.

If I can obtain the Ideal game, I promise I'll come back and admit I was wrong if it turns out to be 'the one'. Embarassed

Thanks for your help.
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the-topdog
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 17, 2009 7:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That almost sounds like the Stop Thief game by Parker Brothers. Though this one too had paperwork and such.
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aretha
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 17, 2009 12:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No, it did turn out to be Electronic detective - I'd remembered most details incorrectly!!
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