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Sunday, February 28, 2016

Highly Suspect (2002)

Highly Suspect (2002)

Ratings

6.25294 out of 10 with 109 ratings
Board Game Rank: 6367
Children's Game Rank: 96

Description

In Highly Suspicious 2-4 detectives are chasing the crook who's hiding in the park. The bord is tiltable, and by tilting the board in one direction all detectives and the crook will walk as far to this side as they can, until they hit an obstacle. The goal is to get your detective to land on a square next to the crook, thus catching him.

Ages 6 and up

A winner of the 1997 Concours International de Créateurs de Jeux de Société.

  • Designer: Manfred Ludwig
  • Artist: Martina Leykamm
  • Publisher: HABA - Habermaaß GmbH
  • Year Published: 2002
  • Number of Players: 2 - 4
  • Suggested Number of Players: 3
  • Manufacturer Suggested Ages: 6
  • Playing Time: 20
  • Suggested Ages: 6
  • Language Dependence: No necessary in-game text
  • Honors: 2002 Deutscher Spiele Preis Best Children's Game Winner, 2002 Japan Boardgame Prize Best Childgame Nominee, 2002 Spiel der Spiele Hit für Kinder Recommended, 2002 Spiel des Jahres Kinderspiel Nominee
  • Subdomain: Children's Games
  • Category: Children's Game, Puzzle
  • Alternate Names: Le Détective Malin, Highly Suspect, Höchst verdächtig, Hoogst verdacht

Reviews

7.1 out of 10
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Played a couple of times so far. Good fun kids game with some tactics

8 out of 10
By
Present for the Alberto's family.

By
Cute.. unique mechanics

7 out of 10
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Good kids game, teaches spatial thinking nicely, and the randomizer for points means that different skill levels can still play.

5 out of 10
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The idea of the game is nice, but after a while is a bit too much of the same kind and it doesn't stay funny.

6 out of 10
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As usual, Haba comes up with a cool mechanism! Tilt the board to glide the guys across the board in order to chase down the bad guy. Fun times!

6 out of 10
By
novel dexterity tipping game

5 out of 10
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Highly luck dependent as you need good dice and luck with the cards that you draw. But it is a fun little game never-the-less

8.5 out of 10
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Rated as a kids game. This game strikes a nice blance between simplicity and logical depth for kids up to about 10 years. It is also very well made with a clever movement mechanic.

5 out of 10
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Perfect for my 5-Yr old daughter to play with us... and not too shabby for the adults.

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kids boardgame

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7 out of 10
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Based on bringing this out at the boardgame club I run at my children's school, this is a very cute, puzzle-y game that has a super-appealing concept, a cute board and bits, and works with a broad range of ages. The very young can handle the rules, and the older kids will be far better at optimizing their moves/chances, and the luck of the die evens it all out. So, quite light, but the kids have fun and in the meantime they're thinking logically and spatially. The more I see it in action, I suspect I may raise its rating. Seems like a Haba game ripe for a reprint/reimagining.

9 out of 10
By
Mostly played with younger teens & adults.

5 out of 10
By
Very cute kids' version of Ricochet Robots.

8 out of 10
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I think the rating of this game suffers from "misplaced audience syndrome" - it's a GREAT game for kids and/or kids & adults together. There is a bit of deduction & puzzling, some spatial relationship stuff, and a very cool board. But it's NOT a game just for adults. Heard one proposal that you remove the cards to play with adults, but the game would slow to a nightmarish crawl. Yuch.

6 out of 10
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Cute kids game with a board sliding mechanic. Good for spatial reasoning development and sort of elementary physics. Detective theming works as well.

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4+ all player pieces are played on the board, along with a thief. Roll the die to determine how many times you can tilt the board. When you tilt the pieces all move as far in one direction as possible till they hit the edge or an obstacle. Player wins when next to the thief. Get a points card. First to 4 wins

6 out of 10
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Rating based on playing with children. This is a fun little game, but the dexterity required to successfully navigate the pieces may be a little more than my daughter has at the moment. Also, I've only played it with 2 players - with 4 it may get a little more interesting as it gets more chaotic.

7 out of 10
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The mechanism of this game is great. It helps kids to anticipate a lot according to their movements. The game is not THAT fun, but interesting for sure. I find the symmetry of the board dissapointing

6 out of 10
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DkP 2002 Interesting but mainly luck driven.

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2-4 3-4

7 out of 10
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The maze mechanism is great fun, but the mostly random scoring is strictly for kids.

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Highly Suspect

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for Callum

6.5 out of 10
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Great children's game with fun components. You actually pick up the board and shift the pieces. Players are trying to maneuver their detective to capture (touch) the crook while trying to keep their opponents detectives far away from the crook. Being that you need to wait for everybody's turns before you get to go again (multiple tilts inbetween) you cannot take it too seriously. Recommended as a silly filler or if you have children.

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Dexterity game where you tip the board and try to move your pawn to catch the bank crook. You are allowed as many touches of the board as pips on the dice you roll. Kids game.

5 out of 10
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only 2-3 times nice, after that a little boring

By
Jenna

5 out of 10
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The physicality of it just doesnt work as well as you think it will.

4 out of 10
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I've had a fair bit of play out of this with the kids as they've been growing up. The theme is intuitively attractive to children (catch the robber) and the slide mechanic, once grokked, is fine for them. There's double luck here - first whoever rolls best will get more VP cards. But secondly, it usually doesn't matter, because the VP cards range from 0 to 3 and players with less cards often win over players who have more. Which makes it very young-kid friendly, but it's also a game not needing playing (all that luck) once they've found bigger and better.

6 out of 10
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Nice children's game! A little bit long and too difficult for young kids!

6 out of 10
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(2 plays) A fun gravity puzzle of a game. Original, clever, great components. Could get a lot of mileage out of this game with an age 4-6 group. On the minus side, one corner of the board is generally favored, so not only the games, but the turns start to get really samey. Also, with 4 players, the game is a long.

5 out of 10
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My assessment of this game is just lukewarm after multiple plays. But that isn't based upon the premise of the game or upon the look/feel of the game. It's mostly due to the dexterity required in order to keep all playing pieces on the board when tilting. With little ones, it's almost impossible to demonstrate the ability to slowly tilt gingerly, yet forceful enough. IN FACT, IT's difficult for myself to do that. So, regardless of how I like this game, it's not the most fun to play simply due to that fact.

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Highly Suspect

4 out of 10
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Rating is for adults and kids, separately, together, doesn't matter.

7 out of 10
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I just raised my rating. An excellent way to play is to play one card face up so everyone knows which criminal is in play. Then play until the first person captures 4 cards. It really makes it a great game.

4 out of 10
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Plays quickly and fun for kids. Game does boil down to the luck of the cards if played by the rules (face down draw). Play with the cards face up, then you know whether you want to capture a crook or want to force it on your opponent - much more tactical game as a result. And still simple enough for kids to understand.

7 out of 10
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Yet another 'neat' game from Haba. Tilt the boared to manuever the pieces. For children it's amazing... for adults, it's still a good time... I think my one addtion would have been a second more complox board for kids as the progress futher. Game Play: :star: :star: :halfstar: :nostar: :nostar: Replayability: :star: :star: :halfstar: :nostar: :nostar: Design/Art/Bits: :star: :star: :star: :star: :nostar: My Desire to own: :star: :star: :halfstar: :nostar: :nostar:

7 out of 10
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Yet more HABA goodness. It's almost worth having kids in order to play these things. On the other hand, Rusty went down that path, and look what happened.

4 out of 10
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It's fun for kids about six years old because the pace is quick and it keeps their hands busy. I'm not keen on the luck of the reward card values (0 - 4), but it does keep the kids in the game. Everyone should pick up about four or five of the cards no matter what age they are. Okay for keeping the kids amused.

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kindetrspiel des jahres ~2002

4 out of 10
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Gift for nephew.

7 out of 10
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While there is no mistaking that this is a children's game, I think it is perfectly suitable for adults -- at least in moderation. The spatial puzzle solving aspect of the game really appeals to me -- in a sense it is a type of connection game. The tiltable board is also an interesting mechanism for causing the movement which adds a little something to its charm. I certainly wouldn't object to playing this one again. [03/14/2008]

5 out of 10
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5 is my rating as a children's game. It's fun at first but doesn't hold any interest.

7 out of 10
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This is a fantastic puzzle game. I love the pieces and how tactile the whole thing is. I recommend playing with the next score card up so that you know what you are scoring and you can also run other players that are close to the robber into him when you know that there isn't a good score. Also, you should use a regular die with odds tipping the board once and evens tipping twice. (Not very good with two).

6 out of 10
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Excellent children's game involving pushing the board to slide detectives and the crook around to catch him.

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À l'entrepôt demandez qu'il soit installé sur les tablettes de l'Espace Sociojeux.

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aka Highly Suspect. Dexterity mixed with puzzle game for kids.

8 out of 10
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This is a good chlidren's game which requires some planning ahead. Also fun for grown-ups as a filler.

6 out of 10
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Kids game for 2-4 players.

6 out of 10
By
Cute little multiplayer puzzle.

5 out of 10
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An anti-Labyrinth, in that the point of the game is to hit a sliding target rather than avoid stationary obstacles. Since we didn't have the rules handy, we may or may not have been playing 100% correctly. Either way, our one play allowed us to explore pretty much all the game had to offer. Worth a few sessions with kids, so gets a kid rating. Although my rambunctious pre-teens didn't have the easiest time keeping the pieces of the board. They tended to over-tilt the board and then release it too quickly, which invariably launched the pieces (surly crook + detectives) tableside.

7 out of 10
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Tilt mechanism works fine, excellent filler to play with kids.

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p: vbd
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