"The case started with John Bravucci losing money on poker night (I don't blame him), and asking me to find the gambling cheat (I don't blame him either)."


John Bravucci: Good to see you face to face for the first time. Say, detective, are you a gambling man?

Detective: Well, for me gambling is about losing money in an entertaining fashion, and I'm more like the earning money type of guy. Why are you asking?

John Bravucci: I lost a lot of money yesterday, and it sure wasn't entertaining. It was a scheme, I was cheated!

Detective: Whoa. That's serious. Who cheated you?

John Bravucci: I... I don't know. Too many chips changing hands, too many people... too many drinks. You know how it is. That is why I need you to find who did it!

John Bravucci: You look even better than I imagined, detective, Please, call me John. Tell me, do you enjoy the thrills of a game of cards?

Detective: I'm a good girl, John. I'm not very much into gambling, if you're trying to ask me out, that is.

John Bravucci: Ha! I would, believe me, darling, but I have a serious problem at hand. Someone cheated me out of my money at a poker table.

Detective: Was the cheat named "Ill Judgement"? When you gamble you need to deal with the fact that you can lose, John.

John Bravucci: I like your vicious sense of humor! I'm convinced someone cheated me, I just don't know who. Too many chips changing hands, too many people... That's why I need you!


Detective: I'm not sure Bravucci was really cheated out of his money. I need to find some proof.

  • 5 magnifiers
  • 4 fingerprints
  • 3 photos
  • 3 maps
  • 1 police badge
  • 3 photos
  • 3 questions

If you fail:

Detective: I guess Bravucci became the victim of his gambling habit. He lost fair and square, and there is nothing I can do for him.

If you win:

Detective: So it wasn't a honest game after all. There was a professional cheat at the table.

Suspect identification: Jacks, Kings and a QueenEdit

Detective: We're looking for a professional cheat, and there aren't many in the city. Could you recall how the other players looked like?

John Bravucci: Okay. I'll see what I can do. But my memory is a bit blurry, and I still have a terrible headache.

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Solution: Van Thu Cam

If you fail:

Detective: This is no use, Mr. Bravucci. If you want to gamble, could you at least avoid other vices?

John Bravucci: Not so loud, please!

||-[Female detective=[Detective]]: This is no use, Mr. Bravucci. I suspect gambling wasn't the only vice you were encouraged to succumb to the other night?

John Bravucci: If you want to taunt me darling, keep your voice down, please!

If you win:

Detective: Van Thu Cam, a notorious cheat with a state-wide casino ban. It's funny she risked so much to play again. But hey, that's the nature of gamblers.

City search: The House Wins AllEdit

Detective: Okay. I need to find Van Thu Cam. She's probably hiding in some innocent place.

The gambler is hiding:

  • not more than 1 from a golf club
  • not more than 2 from a post office
  • more than 2 from churches
  • more than 1 from canal
  • more than 1 from post offices
  • On the map there are 3 golf clubs
  • On the map there are 2 churches
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Solution: (7,7)

If you fail:

Detective: No luck. Van probably has a very good hideout.

If you win:

Mary Christiansen: May the Lord bless you! Welcome to the St. Jerome's Orphanage. Are you here for the charity fundraiser?

Detective: Uhm, no, sorry. I'm looking for a notorious gambler, Van Thu Cam.

Mary Christiansen: Mrs. Cam was indeed a slave to her own habits, but that changed. She's now the janitor at the orphanage. A quiet, humble woman.

Crime scene search: A Well Placed BetEdit

Detective: Van Thu Cam night be a new person, but I'm sure she was at the casino the other night. If I could only find a poker chip to prove it...

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If you fail:

Detective: No luck with finding evidence. Maybe Van is really innocent after all?

If you win:

Van Thu Cam: Excuse me, who are you? What are you doing here?

Detective: Hello, Van. Mr. Bravucci wants his money back. I found one casino chip. but where's the rest?

Van Thu Cam: I... I don't have it. I cheated Bravucci so I could give the money to the orphanage's fundraiser. I kept the last chip as a memento of my past misdeeds.

Detective: A crook with a golden heart? Well, I'll contact Bravucci and he'll decide what to do with you.


If you fail:

John Bravucci: So, detective? Where's the cheat? Where's my money?

Detective: I'm sorry, John. It's gone. Maybe it's time to reconsider gambling.

John Bravucci: You underestimate me. I can get back on my feet. Just one more game. I'll win back my money. I'll be the one who laughs last!

John Bravucci: You underestimate me, darling. I'll show you how Bravucci gets it done. I'll win back my money and nothing will stop me!

If you win:

John Bravucci: I've been waiting long enough. Where's my money?!

Detective: The money is... inaccessible. It was donated to a charity fundraiser. If you take it back, you're up for a big scandal. But I think you can profit from this.

Detective: We can arrange that you were the official donor. Just imagine the headlines. John Bravucci, great philantropist, donated money to charity!

John Bravucci: Maybe you're right. The press slandered me for my gambling, but now I have the chance to win back the hearts and minds of my fans.

John Bravucci: Speaking of winning hearts... Maybe I should drop by the casino for a quick game of cards!

Detective: Yeah, it's your lucky day. I'm sure that'll turn out just fine.

John Bravucci: So, did you get my money back?

Detective: The money is... inaccessible. It was donated to a charity fundraiser. If you take it back, you're up for a big scandal. But I think you can profit from this.

Detective: We can arrange that you were the official donor. Just imagine the headlines.John Bravucci, great philantropist, donated money to charity!

John Bravucci: Well, maybe I was going a bit too far with the bad boy attitude. I could use some good publicity. I need to win back the hearts and minds of my fans.

John Bravucci: Speaking of winning hearts... Is a casino date out of the question?

Detective: John, after all you've been through. I won't help you fuel your habit. But if you ever think of some other place to go, you know my number.

Another Case Solved
Chapter 1 Lost LambFleeing FelineImportant InformantPolice ProvisionsAngry AuntPrized PussycatDisplaced DocumentsMissing MeatpieComic CasualtiesValued VinylDisappearing Daughter
Chapter 2 Mysterious MemorabiliaHazardous HabitsGrumpy GrandpaDangerous DonutsPerky PromotionMinute MisdeedBrilliant BurglaryTough TenantsClerkly CalamitiesSweet SolitudeCostly CoverJelly JobTedious TestamentSoda SingerTerrifying TrespasserDisastrous DietTroublesome ThiefActing AtrociousComing CatastropheFuneral Face-off
Chapter 3 Looting the LadyPicky PublisherRustic RevenueMouth-watering MedicineHeadstrong HousewivesMuseum MenaceJittery JudgeSuspicious SyrupMarzipan MurderCurious CircumstancesAntagonistic AlliesImpertinent InfiltrationProhibitionist PerilBackstabbing BankerDisguised DepositOverwhelming OfficeSuitable ScapegoatMayor's ManuscriptBreaking the BankMysterious Mastermind
Chapter 4 Voting VendettaCandy CrackdownRestricted ResearchHeadline HuntersElectorial EspionageSuspicious StrikeGangplank GangBomber BaitAgent AcquisitionMurdering the MayorBombing the BallotSweet Sensation
Chapter 5 Problematic PastEnigmatic EscapeRough RetirementForgotten FugitiveWorrisome WeddingSurprising SynthesisLobbyists' LairMalicious MobsterCleaner's ConfessionInsidious InvestmentsCandy CampaignGuilty GovernmentEngaging Epilog
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