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Recommended Age:

10+

Average Play-time:

90 Minutes

Difficulty level:

Easy to teach as you play

Vendor:

Unbranded

Categories:

DeductionMurder/MysteryNovel-based

PRODUCT INFORMATION
PRODUCT INFORMATION

PRODUCT INFORMATION

Become a master detective in this Sherlock Holmes mystery game. It's a gloomy night in Victorian London, when suddenly a muffled cry is heard from somewhere in the mist, followed by the sound of running feet. It's almost midnight and most honest folk have long since fallen asleep.The scene is set for another classic Sherlock Holmes adventure, with 75 intriguing cases to be solved. At the start of the game, the details of the case are read out and then it is up to you to use your reasoning and deduction to solve the case and return to Baker Street with the answer.Move around the streets of...

Become a master detective in this Sherlock Holmes mystery game. It's a gloomy night in Victorian London, when suddenly a muffled cry is heard from somewhere in the mist, followed by the sound of running feet. It's almost midnight and most honest folk have long since fallen asleep.

The scene is set for another classic Sherlock Holmes adventure, with 75 intriguing cases to be solved. At the start of the game, the details of the case are read out and then it is up to you to use your reasoning and deduction to solve the case and return to Baker Street with the answer.

Move around the streets of London in any direction you choose, picking up clues which vary in reliability.Obstruct and outwit your opponents to be the first to crack the case and win

Age: 10+2 - 6 playersPlaying time: 60 - 90 minutes

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Customer Reviews

Based on 10 reviews
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Andrew Marks
A huge step up from Cluedo, albeit showing it's age at times

I've played competitive 4 scenarios so far with a 16yo and 12yo as my fellow sleuths. They all enjoyed the game (even more than me), and each of us has won at least one scenario so far, even if being the last player standing.

The scenarios have all been open enough to keep everyone on an even playing field over the first couple of steps. There are logical "best" destinations to visit based on the scenario, but - depending on their distance from 221B - I'm not sure whether the better strategy is to hit as many clues close by rather than spend a lot of turns moving to the logical but distant best location.

There are some mechanics that speak to how old this game is (first published in 1975), specifically the printed book of all the clues and the dice movement. The former often becomes a bottleneck for our games and would presumably be an app or deck of cards these days and the latter can lead to some frustrating periods as you move from location to location. We've considered a house rule of "everyone rolls 6 each turn" to speed the game up a little, but haven't tried it yet.

The clues themselves are a mixed bag. There are classes of clue where a single clue will give you a single part of an answer (e.g., part 1 of 3), but often that single part is enough to deduce what the other parts of the answer will be. Also, some of the clues are also showing their age by using turns of phrase that had my younger sleuths hitting their phones for assistance.

I doubt we'll get through all the 200(?) scenarios, so I have no concerns over replayability.

I'm sure we'll keep pulling this game out regularly. It plays fairly quick and, although it shares a lot of similarity with Cluedo at a higher level (e.g., a race to discover aspects of a crime first by visiting locations on a board), the sophistication of the scenarios and the clues make it a far more interesting experience for us.

M
Miss_vixcen
Love it!

Bought this game for my partner who is a huge Sherlock fan & the rating received was 5 stars! So many cases to play + really easy to follow instructions. Definitely a game that makes you think & pay attention :)

T
Tylah Stanton
Fantastic game

Awesome. 10/10

M
Michelle
Xmas present list

Bought a variety of games as presents for Xmas. Ordering was quick and easy, delivery was fast and efficient. I am very happy with everything and can’t wait to play all the games, I will be ordering from Gameology again.

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Alison Spiers
Great game!

I have had 3 sets of this game over the years but this one from Gameology is the best! It looks great and the production quality is high. Even the game pieces are little busts of Holmes himself! I’m very pleased with it all round. And delivered quickly. The game’s afoot!

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Customer Reviews

Based on 10 reviews
90%
(9)
0%
(0)
10%
(1)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
A
Andrew Marks
A huge step up from Cluedo, albeit showing it's age at times

I've played competitive 4 scenarios so far with a 16yo and 12yo as my fellow sleuths. They all enjoyed the game (even more than me), and each of us has won at least one scenario so far, even if being the last player standing.

The scenarios have all been open enough to keep everyone on an even playing field over the first couple of steps. There are logical "best" destinations to visit based on the scenario, but - depending on their distance from 221B - I'm not sure whether the better strategy is to hit as many clues close by rather than spend a lot of turns moving to the logical but distant best location.

There are some mechanics that speak to how old this game is (first published in 1975), specifically the printed book of all the clues and the dice movement. The former often becomes a bottleneck for our games and would presumably be an app or deck of cards these days and the latter can lead to some frustrating periods as you move from location to location. We've considered a house rule of "everyone rolls 6 each turn" to speed the game up a little, but haven't tried it yet.

The clues themselves are a mixed bag. There are classes of clue where a single clue will give you a single part of an answer (e.g., part 1 of 3), but often that single part is enough to deduce what the other parts of the answer will be. Also, some of the clues are also showing their age by using turns of phrase that had my younger sleuths hitting their phones for assistance.

I doubt we'll get through all the 200(?) scenarios, so I have no concerns over replayability.

I'm sure we'll keep pulling this game out regularly. It plays fairly quick and, although it shares a lot of similarity with Cluedo at a higher level (e.g., a race to discover aspects of a crime first by visiting locations on a board), the sophistication of the scenarios and the clues make it a far more interesting experience for us.

M
Miss_vixcen
Love it!

Bought this game for my partner who is a huge Sherlock fan & the rating received was 5 stars! So many cases to play + really easy to follow instructions. Definitely a game that makes you think & pay attention :)

T
Tylah Stanton
Fantastic game

Awesome. 10/10

M
Michelle
Xmas present list

Bought a variety of games as presents for Xmas. Ordering was quick and easy, delivery was fast and efficient. I am very happy with everything and can’t wait to play all the games, I will be ordering from Gameology again.

A
Alison Spiers
Great game!

I have had 3 sets of this game over the years but this one from Gameology is the best! It looks great and the production quality is high. Even the game pieces are little busts of Holmes himself! I’m very pleased with it all round. And delivered quickly. The game’s afoot!

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