Finally I return to games that most would consider “vintage,” this one being both 20 years old and out of print. The game this week is Sherlock Holmes, Consulting Detective, a paragraph-based deduction game from Sleuth Publications.

I also talk a little bit about the Politika pair of shows, and the continuing Politika board game giveaway. Yes, I managed to get one, maybe two, additional copies. So if you’re interested, drop me a line by Dec 31.

Show Notes:

  • It’s offical: I’m vintage
  • Merry Christmas and very sickness
  • Happy Hannukah
  • Politika giveaway update
  • Listen to Pulp Gamer!
  • Game description
  • Components
  • Gameplay for 1, 2, or more players
  • James Ernest is a big fan (well, he did a bumper)!
  • Bad stuff #3: Long turns and number of players
  • Strategy and general thoughts
  • Expansions and other Sleuth Publications games
  • The multimedia version
  • Listen to Villian Talk!
  • Feedback on the Politika shows
  • Closing


Final thoughts:

Dang it, my original research showed that the FMV version came out as a PC game first, but there it is on Wikipedia: it was released on Sega Genesis (via Sega CD) first. My apologies.

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6 comments so far


Brilliant! I’m off searching for this one…

December 24th, 2006 at 7:06 am

Hi Jim, for many years this game played an important part of my wife’s and my New Years Eve celebrations. We’d pour the cocktails and try to out-wit Mr. Holmes. (Not possible!) Eventually, we just wandered around talking to people, ignoring the rules for the most part. Fun, fun game, and your podcast was great. I played it for her and we agreed that you really gave it a good review. Happy New Year!

January 4th, 2007 at 4:36 am

A few things…

1) Happy belated birthday. I also hit that milestone in Dec.

2) Great podcast. This is another game I never got into but now will check out.

3) If you like mysteries, check out my webcomic. A shameless plug but I think you’d like it.

January 4th, 2007 at 3:42 pm

[…] We play a promo for our friends at Dragons Landing Inn and again mention James from The Vintage Gamer. We played Sherlock Holmes, Consulting Detective, a game recently reviewed by Jim. […]

January 14th, 2007 at 3:33 pm

Glad you guys liked this one. I think it’s funny that at least two other groups of people played it around this time of year… strange coincidences.

January 19th, 2007 at 8:32 pm

My brother and parents play this every year for Christmas. Two years ago we got my sister-in-law hooked! A great game.

Do you have any contact info for Sleuth Publications? I live in SF, but their old address (on the game) is now a hip eatery.

September 24th, 2007 at 9:00 pm

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