Sherlock Holmes Trailer and 221B Baker Street Game
The trailer for the new Robert Downey Jr Sherlock Holmes film has been released.
It’s definitely a different take on the legend. There is much more humor than one would normally associate with Sherlock Holmes, but I’m sure it will be good.
More importantly, this trailer has reminded me of one of my favorite board games growing up – 221B Baker Street. This is a game Ravenface and I used to take very seriously during our youth. Here is the description from AreYouGame.com.
221B Baker Street – The Master Detective Game
A favorite for nearly 25 years, this game is a mystery classic. Enjoy 20 original Sherlock Holmes adventures, written especially for this game by mystery writers. In this game, each player dons the symbolic hat and pipe to assume the identity of the famous detective and see whose deductive powers are the best. Travel the streets of London on the gameboard, picking up clues as you go. Once you’ve cracked the case, return to Sherlock’ Holmes’ home address and reveal the mystery. It’s elementary! Includes gameboard, instructions, die, tokens, Scotland Yard cards, skeleton key cards, clue booklet and answer booklet, checklist pad and 20 original cases. For 2 to 6 players.
A truly fun and inspiring game. The clues were clever and the mysteries kept you guessing. I’ve still got our original copy along with an updated (yet inferior) version of the game. I’ll have to dig this game up and start playing with my 9 year old step-son. However, I’ll be sure to teach him more ethical playing practices than I used to follow (… Hey pal, who wrote “War of the Worlds”?… Why do you ask?… No reason… ).