Sherlock Holmes is widely known as one of the best detectives that has ever graced the literary world (along with Batman, of course). He got that way because he was able to solve difficult cases faster than anyone else by using his intuition as well as a very keen mind and attention to detail. But can you solve cases faster? That’s just what you’ll be trying to do in Watson & Holmes, coming soon from Asmodee and Space Cowboys, which is being adapted from a limited release by Ludonova (released last fall).
In the game, players take on the role of investigators looking to solve a crime. Obviously, you want to be the first one to find out what happened, as with being the first comes all the glory. Plus, you know, you solved a case and brought someone to justice. That’s good, too, I guess. You’ll do this by visiting various locations described in Watson’s case notes in order to gain clues. However, only one detective can be looking for clues at a location at a time, so you’ll have to get there quickly, or out-bid your opponents who are already there by spending Carriage tokens. Jot down notes on the clues given and deduce where to go next. Stuck in a bind? Call on your character ally card for a boost, or to set back your opponent’s investigations.
Expect to see Watson & Holmes on store shelves sometime early in 2017.