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The Original Sherlock Holmes is live (Out-drafting Sherlock)

Update: The Original Sherlock Holmes and His Baker Street Irregulars is live on Kickstarter and the campaign will run for 18 days. There is only one pledge tier that gets you a copy of the game.

Our preview post below was published on July 5.


The Original Sherlock Holmes and His Baker Street Irregulars is a 1-4 player card drafting and set collection game about investigating crimes in the age of Sherlock Holmes. It will launch on Kickstarter on July 7.

Image source: The Hungry Gamer review on BGG

In the solo mode of The Original Sherlock, you are trying to outsmart Sherlock himself and arrest more criminals than him. On each round, you will move a marker on a track, and if it lands on a numbered spot, Holmes receives an evidence card for free. You play as an inspector. On each turn, you draw a hand of 5 evidence cards (from the stacks numbered I to V), and choose one to keep. You pay its cost in Baker Street Irregulars tokens.

Holmes also gets a hand of cards and keeps one, depending on the result of a die roll. At the end of the round, you check if either you or Holmes have the necessary symbols on the cards to arrest one of the suspects. If this is the case, you set the villain card aside to score it at the end of the game. The game continues by drafting cards and collecting symbols until the final round, at which point you compare your score against Holmes'.

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