Rab of Rock Paper Shotgun reviews Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective:
“Watson, this is not a board game. This is something very special indeed. This is…an experience. An opportunity to live and breathe in the London of Sherlock Holmes and his lover Watson! “
“Holmes, I am not-“
“Let me detail the contents of this box. Inside you will find ten different case files. Each book introduces a case, and then moves onto a section full of paragraphs relevant to visits you might make through the course of your investigation. There is also a map of London. Each building is given a unique code – as you choose to visit a building, you refer to a paragraph in the case file. You see?! There is also a directory of London people and places. Again – should you wish to visit any of these people, you need only refer to the relevant paragraph and find out what you discovered. And finally – Oh! Watson, this does excite me so! – there are newspapers from the London of the day. You will have to pore over these newspapers to find clues, inconsistencies and new leads!”
Sounds like a blast.