Unfinished Case of Holmes
90m - 120m
2 - 5 Players
Some board games incorporate elements of role playing. It can be that players control a character that improves over time. It can also be a game that encourages or inspires storytelling.
In storytelling games, players are provided with conceptual, written, or pictorial stimuli which must be incorporated into a story of the players' creation.
I found this game really nice! It's a story based linear escape game wich suits perfectly well for family or friends events. It has a really good combination of different types of puzzles, some of the are more challenging some a bit easier. It also has a very good design and the game materials are of a very high quality. Really didn't get it how people rate it with a 1 just because it is not a table top game. The only sad thing is that you just play it once but the experience you get is really worth it!
I'm rarely disappointed with a puzzle game but this was one of the exceptions. Most of the puzzles were good even if they were on the easier side of the spectrum. Sometimes it was difficult to understand what information that was supposed to be entered as the answer and this seems to be due to problems in the translation to English. The expert mode didn't connect with the story.
Unfinished Case of Holmes compares well to the main commercial play at home games on the market. It has a decent narrative, and I liked that the payoff for each puzzle was another piece of information filling in the answer to the mystery. It’s easy enough to play without marking the components so that the game can have a second play-through by another team