Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective Game
August 21st, 2015 by Aldouspi

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Ten Sherlock Holmes adventures in which you are the hero! You are a member of the Baker Street Irregulars working to solve mysteries before the Master! You are either investigating the mysteries as an individual, or trying to win against up to 8 other investigators. The curse of the mummy, the murders of the Thames, the mysteries of London, the stolen paintings... strange cases of the most famous detective ever: Sherlock Holmes!

Equipped with a copy of the Times, a map of London, a directory and more importantly - your logic, you will roam the streets of London trying to solve the most heinous crimes. Will you visit the crime scene? Meet Inspector Lestrade? The decision is in your hands and each clue that you follow will bring you a step closer to the truth.

Unravel the string of intrigue, answer a series of questions and compare your score to that of Sherlock Holmes. Can you beat the Master?

Customer Reviews

Great adventure

90 people found this helpful.
 on January 13, 2014
By Yosef Negasi
The game is very story-driven and, yes, very visceral.

So much fun, but so many typos!

26 people found this helpful.
 on June 17, 2014
By Tahlia Merrill
This isn't a game for everyone--it's not your typical board game at all, but that's what I love about it. This is a game that requires several hours of concentration, note taking, discussing, theorizing, and guessing. Not every gamer will have the patience for this. My husband will happily play a two hour strategy game, but this game doesn't hold his interest for long. I, on the other hand, will happily play it by myself because it reminds me of old school point and click adventure games. I've loved Sherlock Holmes and murder mysteries since I was eight, so I can't get enough of this.

A clear cut case of fun!

67 people found this helpful.
 on January 7, 2013
By Benjamin Schultz
Perhaps I could be in no better position to have a great time playing this game since in the past few months my girlfriend and I have watched BBC's Sherlock, Elementary, and been reading Sherlock Holmes novels and stories aloud to one another. When I saw the SH:CD had been reprinted, my wallet was home with the game before I knew what happened.

Like "Murder She Wrote" and Choose Your Own Adventure Books had a Baby

3 people found this helpful.
 on January 2, 2016
By Joshua K
It really says something about a game that it was made back in the eighties and was good enough to get remade and reprinted. Sure the mainstream games like monopoly and battleship have been around forever, but if you are a Euro gamer and know what games like Agricola and Settlers of Catan are you know those other games are not good (total crap). Sherlock however is. With a disclaimer, I know this game is going to have a love/hate relationship with most gamers. If you love playing amateur detective and LOTS of reading, if you loved the Choose Your Own Adventure Books as a kid than you will adore this games. However if walls of text and archaic English language make you want to punch baby kittens try Cosmic Encounters instead, another "good" game that has survived since the eighties. I will say also this game may make you feel stupid or angry when smarty pants Holmes tells you how he solves it in the end. Still I think it is an awesome and unique concept that will fill a special place in your collection. Other small note about this game, by its very design the replay value is finite, re-solving a mystery twice doesn't quite have the same effect. Just like rewatching the Sixth Sense doesn't make much Sense, still for 30 bucks your are guaranteed a good time for you and your friends (plays good solo and in groups) for about 10-30 hours, which is a good value in my book,

A definite winner

 on September 27, 2016
By minnemom
This is a very entertaining group game where all players are on the same team, working toward the same end...solving the Sherlock Holmes mystery. The game can take quite a long time, if you let it, so beware and consider setting a time limit after which you will just make your best guess. On each "turn" a player chooses a suspect to interview and goes to the "address" in the book to read what that character has to say to the whole group. Of course, sometimes these are dead ends, but sometimes they give useful information. When the group decides they are done because they think they have the mystery figured out they can read Sherlock Holme's answer. Like the old shows, Sherlock is able to solve the mystery with very little information based on all kinds of assumptions, so the team scores poorly, but in the end that doesn't really matter because it has been so much fun working as a group to follow leads and try to solve the mystery. And we always hope for a better score next time.

A choose-your-own-adventure for adults, set in Holmes' London. VERY FUN!

2 people found this helpful.
 on December 19, 2015
By Trapper
This game is a **LOT** of fun. It's unlike any game I've played before. It's Sherlock Holmes answer to a choose-your-own adventure book that you read (aloud with friends if you're not playing solo) and discuss what any/all off the details you read about might mean. It's much better than any choose your own adventure though, because it's an open world (or, and open London, anyway). And you decide when to stop investigating and bring your conclusions to Holmes. And there's a ton of depth to investigate. After reading through Holmes' solution to the first case, I said several times, "Oh yeah, I thought that was weird" when he mentioned certain details. But, there's so much to consider, it's easy to forget to figure out why that "weird" detail was important.

An immersive and problem-solving game like no other!

One person found this helpful.
 on September 11, 2015
By Rhiannon J.
Ok so there are a couple of cases where we have felt a bit disappointed by the outcome (and a little cheated!) but I have to give this five stars because it really is such an ingenious game and both my husband and I are gutted that there are only ten! This makes for a lovely evening, getting comfy and sitting down with a case over tea and biscuits - as Brits living in the US we love the taste of home this provides, and the old timey feel it has to it too. It really is immersive. The materials are really beautiful, especially the newspapers and map (which is very fun to pore over). There are some typos in the case studies booklet, as this was translated from German - there is a bit of an important typo (as in, important to recognize it's a typo!) in the case which involves cracking a code, FYI... We realized it was just a mistake and so didn't get caught up in it, but after reading the forums afterwards (which is really fun to do as well - the after-analysis is just as fulfilling) we discovered that some people spent days and days trying to make sense of the mistake!

Best Detective Game

One person found this helpful.
 on March 7, 2017
By Caitlyn Smith
My friend and I had to put this game away because we would stay up all night playing it. It's so much fun and it really requires you to think. Some of the leaps Sherlock takes do seem to be a little far fetched, but it doesn't really bother me.

there's a pretty good chance you're a long time Holmes fan like ...

One person found this helpful.
 on April 10, 2016
By Mitchel Weaver
If you are buying this game, there's a pretty good chance you're a long time Holmes fan like me. I think you will enjoy it as much as I am. I'm still working my way through the cases.

 


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