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221 B Baker Street

This "who done it" evokes the Sherlock Holmes Character of the past. Players done an argyle cap and white stove pipe to sleuth out clues in olde London town. Engineered much as similar to Parker Bros famous "CLUE" game. 221 B Baker Street takes solving the crime to a much higher level than just 'Mrs. Scarlet, in the Bedroom, with the Whip.' In '221 B' players are given a paragraphical text of the mini story describing the Murder or theft, characters and setting. Players then travel to a dozen different destination locations on the board such as the Tobacconist, or museum to gather clues. Clues are contained in a clue book and numerically scrambled for honesty. Each Designation holds often-partial clues to the crime. Such as " Weapon clue: weapon rhymes with 'Fun'" ( Gun ). Players travel the board putting Scotland Yard locks on some locations to prevent players without key access. Ultimately in a shell game race to get back to 221 B Baker Street. The first player home reads the answer key paragraph and apon his or her honesty declares victory or error of any of the several objectives. Apon failure play continues until another player wins.

221 B's Board game art is Iconic old world London Era and makes for the game alone. But beware of newer sanitized revised versions, which have destroyed the game art and mechanics. Of the 50 scenarios that may become memorized, add on expansions can actually still be found on the game store shelves. While not a loud shout it out 'Pictionary' or 'Scatagoires' party game, players tend to quietly glance askew at other players for a internal game. And game play can stutter with the passing of the clue book pamphlet. (Which could be copied) Recommended players levels can easily be expanded or changed to team play.

All in all this is a great family fun game for many players. A must recommend addition to your library. Watson "The Game Is A foot!"

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