The Sherlock Files: Elementary Entries includes three confounding cases for you to solve. First, you need to discover the cause of a fatal heart attack aboard Flight TJ1309. Next, you dig up a cold case from 1923 involving the violent and unexpected death of a famous explorer and archaeologist. Last, unravel the story behind the mysterious body that put a damper on one family’s 4th of July party.
Decipher clues to determine which are relevant to the case and which are not. Share the clues you deem relevant with your detective partners. Which theories will you chase?
How will you fare compared to the world’s greatest detective? Work together to solve each case to find out!
Bought to play solo; could tell while playing it would be better with a group. Box contains 3 cases to solve. No replayability after finishing the cases. Best to gift or sell on to another gamer once done
A real detective game, just like any detective novel: which give you all the clues you need (plus some misleading you), then you have to find out the truth, and tell others your theory, like a real detective! Another reason I like this game is that this time you don't have to spend 3 or 4 hours to solve a case....
As a game, it's an interesting concept. We played with 2 people, and finished the box (all three scenarios) in just over an hour total. For the money, it doesn't give anywhere near the experience of an Unlock style game, and once we realized that as long as you have good memories you never really have to play a card (just talk about everything you've discarded during the discussion portion) then it took a lot of the shine off the game. It has solo rules, but I'd much rather solve a bunch of 5 minute mysteries in book form than cough up the cash for this as a solo game. Having more than 2 people just means more communication at the end, but I'm not sure how it adds to gameplay value (again, as long as everyone has decent memories).