Containing a rich history dating back to ancient times, board games delight children and adults alike with their playful nature. Though these games come in a wide variety of topics and themes, many games connect with the culture of their times. Wealth accumulation games reflect the growth of a consumer society, war games re-create familiar battles, and educational games prepare children for school and work. Popular television shows, films, books and other entertainment media also find their way into board games, allowing players to actively participate in their favorite fictional worlds.
This board game is based on the American crime drama television series "The Detectives," starring Robert Taylor as Detective Captain Matt Holbrook. Produced by Four Star Television, the series contained 97 episodes and aired on ABC from 1959 to 1961 and NBC until 1962. The board game simulates the television series, as players attempt to solve mysterious crimes.