A Study in Emerald (Board Game 2nd Edition)

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A Study in Emerald (2nd Edition)

For other uses of A Study in Emerald, please see A Study in Emerald (Disambiguation)


Publisher: Tree Frog Games

Product Code/SKU: None

ISBN: None

Year: 2015

Designer(s): Martin Wallace

Artist(s): Ian O’Toole, Tatiana Kuzilova

Number of Players: 2 to 5 players

Estimated Playing Time: 90 to 120 minutes

Recommended Ages: Ages 13 +

Expansions: None

Other Editions: A Study in Emerald (Board Game 1st Edition)


Your friendly editor has chosen not to post a full summary of the game to avoid spoilers for the short story. See comments.

From the first edition Kickstarter campaign:

The game takes an original slant on the deck-building mechanic. Instead of buying the cards you want you have to bid for them with influence. The range of cards is massive, with only a few duplicates. You can employ secret agents to carry out your plans, or quietly subvert a city to your control, call up monsters from other dimensions to destroy your enemies, or raise an army of zombies. No two games will ever be the same.

From the publisher's web site:

The second edition of A Study in Emerald is updated and modified with all new artwork by Ian O’Toole and Tatiana Kuzilova and features a new streamlined set of rules.

Comments / Trivia

Based on Neil Gaiman's short story "A Study in Emerald".

Spoiler Warning: The various online descriptions of the board game (at the publisher's web site, etc.) all contain spoilers for the short story. Go, right now, to A Study in Emerald (Fiction), click on the link to get the free PDF of the story (only 9 pages) at Neil Gaiman's web site, and read it. You'll be glad you did. Then come back here and carry on.

The second edition was available on the Tree Frog Games web site and at retail stores.