Product Type: Gibsons Games board games
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221b Baker Street - Cluedo for adults!
221b Baker Street
Member Name: cdsmiler81
221b Baker Street
Advantages: So many cases to solve, it's unlikely you'll ever run out!!
Disadvantages: Difficult for children and young teens
My father had this game and for many years as I was growing up, I was desperate to play and win it! I loved (still do!) Cludeo, and this was a challenge above it.
Regardless of whether or not you like Sherlock Holmes, if you like Cludeo style games, this is for you.
You start the game as Sherlock Holmes (represented by a plastic head bust of the man himself, with pipe...although many years ago in our family we decided to remove the flimsy plastic pipes and it became a non-smoking game!!), at 221b Baker Street. A mystery is read out to everyone - someone has been murdered, or something stolen. Unlike Cluedo where traditionally you have to discover 3 things - the murderer, the murder weapon, and where it took place - in 221b Baker Street it purely depends on the case you have to solve. You may have to discover who the thief is, where he/she's hidden the item, and how they got away, or maybe who the murderer is, their motive, the murder weapon, time of day the murder was committed... it's different every time!
You travel around the board visiting a variety of locations - the locksmith, the park, Scotland yard, etc. At each location you use the case card to discover the number key for the clue for that location. So for example, it might say "Locksmith - 321". You can then proceed to look up clue number 321 in the case book that accompanies the game. Be warned however, that not only can the clue sometimes only be PART of the overall answer, but they can also be quite difficult!
Once you think you've discovered all the answers required for the case, rush back to 221b Baker Street to see if you're right!
More of a challenge than Cluedo - a great way to get those grey little cells working (oops, that's Poirot isn't it...).
There are many many case cards, so there's no danger in running out of cases even with regular play!
Difficult for children and young teens (and some adults!)
Even now, at 28, I am yet to win at this game! However, I love playing it, and hope to continue playing it for many years to come!
Summary: A true challenge for all Cluedo lovers!