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221B Baker Street: The Sherlock Holmes Master Detective Game

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221B Baker Street is the London address of the world’s most celebrated fictional detective, Sherlock Holmes, and his dedicated companion, Dr. Watson. In this detective game you start at 221B and travel through the streets and alleys of London picking up clues and attempting to solve the most intriguing cases Holmes and Watson have ever faced.

Each player assumes the role of Holmes and matches wits with the other players to determine who possesses the most skilful powers of deduction. The game includes 75 cases and each case is represented by a card that features a crime told in story form, a selection of probable suspects and a list of locations involved in that crime.

Clues are hidden throughout London, one in each of fourteen locations. Players must collect clues from each location, noting them down on their checklists as they attempt to find the answers to the questions listed on the case card.

Naturally, the crime scene will often contain vital clues, and a prudent detective always checks with the neighbours. Still, you can learn something vital almost anywhere in town. The first player to figure out the correct answers to a particular mystery or crime, return to 221B and announce the solution, is the winner.

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19 of 24 gamers found this helpful
“Sherlock investigates cludeo”

If you are familiar with Cluedo then you’re halfway knowing how this plays. The difference being that there are no clue cards to shuffle as each game runs from a preset story. Each of the fourteen locations may give a clue to the answers required to win the game. which could be WHO is the murderer, WHY was it commited and HOW? There may be a different outcome of reasons in each story.
We have played this as 4 player quite afew times and it is a rush to each location , so high number dice throwing helps.
The clues are in a booklet that comes with the game and you go to the page to receive a clue. These can be cryptic or straight forward, there are also red herrings and no info as well.
I found that playing with younger children some of the clues were hard to work out.
Once you think you know the answers you go back to Baker street and check the book for the answers, if you are right you win. If not the next player then gets to do the same etc.. until someone has solved the mystery.

Lovely board layout, fun game, tough clues, for those who like a sherlock theme, you’ll enjoy.

 
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7 of 18 gamers found this helpful
“very impressive ”

i found it very easy to learn. But some of the cases are very hard to get my head around. Also i like the fact that you can do case1 and then go through them all then you go back to case one and by the time you have you have forgotten what happenend in the first case. It is also a great game to play when you are bored or have nothing to do. Beccasue you can play a case and you have to think long and hard about the case and it helps people who get bored . It especially helped me. Hope this didnt affened anyone

 

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