Sherlock Holmes: Its nearly impossible to beat the master

Sherlock Holmes - Impress your master


Baker Street Irregulars trying to impress their master Sherlock Holmes in Victorian London

Players: 1+ players

Gametime: 60-120 minutes


Read the case introduction and objectives

  • Choose a case to solve from the casebook.
  • Read the introduction and objectives of the case aloud to all players.
  • Make sure everyone understands the background of the case and the goal of solving it.

Gather information and investigate

  • Players take turns choosing locations to investigate on the map of London.
  • Read the corresponding entry in the casebook and take note of any clues or leads.
  • Try to piece together the information to form a theory about the case.
  • You can also choose to use the map or help from one your informants.

Ask the right questions

  • Use the directory provided to find the people involved in the case. Players can visit these characters listed in the casebook to ask questions and gather more information.
  • Ask the right questions to get helpful answers and write down any new clues or leads to follow up on later.

Summarize and analyze the case

  • After gathering enough information, players should summarize what they have learned and analyze the clues and leads.
  • Discuss theories with the other players and consider each other’s opinions.
  • Come up with a final solution to the case.

Score and compare your results

  • After coming up with a final solution, score your results based on a predetermined scale provided in the casebook.
  • Compare your results to Sherlock Holmes’ solution at the end of the casebook to see how well you did.
  • Repeat the process with other cases in the casebook.

Here is a video from Daniel McKinley teaching us how to play Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective


Oh Wow! This game challenges you to think and you truly feel like a detective. There are so many elements at play which gets you engrossed in the game. It is a game that requires a lot of critical thinking and attention to detail. The game does not provide any guidance or hints, which can make it frustrating at times, but it also allows for a lot of creativity and exploration. The cases are very well-written and immersive, and the feeling of solving a mystery is incredibly satisfying. If you enjoy mystery-solving and have a lot of patience, this game is definitely worth checking out. Impressing Sherlock is difficult, beating him seems impossible.

Difficulty: Hard

Likeness: 94%


You can purchase Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective on Amazon here