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16 of 16 gamers found this helpful
“seems to be some continuity”

I find that past cases may connect with each other, so be sure to complete each case in order. This also means you should look over every newspaper on days previous and on the day of your current case.

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Tomahawk
Knight-errant
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“The most obvious place to start at the start”

I saw this missed in the first couple of games I played with my group and then watched another group miss this on their first couple of games.

Start with the crime scene. Go there first.

Yes, duh. But you’d be surprised at how everyone immediately starts zeroing in on faint clues at the beginning of the first case and end up visiting (no spoiler, just a made-up example) the shoe-shiners first.

Don’t try to out-clever Sherlock before you’ve even seen the crime scene.

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Miniature Painter
It's All About Me
16 of 17 gamers found this helpful
“Map Tokens”

One helpful addition to my game box, along with a small notebook, is a little bag of small coins for the map.

Placing a token on locations you’ve already visited really helps to visually remind you of where you’ve been so far, and can cut down on how often you need to reference your notes!

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Tomahawk
Knight-errant
15 of 16 gamers found this helpful
“location markers on map”

Further to another person’s tip on marking visited places, we mark places we could visit, first.

If using coins, you could show Tails for locations for potential visits, but flip to Heads for those you’ve visited.

Or use 2 different coloured or type of markers. We use the black and red infection cubes from Pandemic. You could also use a third colour/type for your standard locations that everyone always forgets from the back of the rulebook (Mycroft, the archives, the gossip columnist, and so on).

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Sentinels of the Multiverse fan
14 of 16 gamers found this helpful
“London Directory is the key....”

Use the London Directory liberally and check it first to find your “clue” point locations in the clue book. I didn’t understand this as well in the first game, and so it made the mystery really really hard to solve.

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“Remember the newspaper!”

Don’t forget to double check or triple check the newspaper! The clues there don’t count against you if you can find them buried in the fluff of everything else.

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15 of 18 gamers found this helpful
“Take notes!”

Get some paper and pen and take down as much as you can from the clue book. You get penalized for “revisiting” clues.

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