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Jorge Teixeira
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Here are some suggestions:

Mystery of the abbey
Mystery express
Letters from whitechapel
Specter Ops
Sleuth
etc

What are your favorites?
 
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Cagey McCageface
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Specter Ops
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Pete
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Sleuth is my favorite.

Pete (likes them all though)
 
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Geoffrey Burrell
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You could also revert to the timeless classic Clue.
 
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Bill Eldard
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Deduction game with film noir detective theme: P.I.
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Orient Express- the jumbo edition with the stories, not the logic puzzle version.
 
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Dave K
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Love 'em even if a few games get scuttled from time to time.
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Letters from Whitechapel and Mystery of the Abbey with The Pilgrims' Chronicles are my two favorites. I have heard Inkognito is excellent but have not tried it.
 
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Love this genre; very hard to find games with original mechanics for it.

The best: Sherlock Holmes, Consulting Detective. Brilliant concept, actual mysteries and stories (not random cards), very challenging.

I'd also recommend:

Orient Express (No Consulting Detective, but has stories)

Mystery Express (More interesting mechanics)

Mystery of the Abbey (A much better version of Clue)

Saboteur (Not sure if you'd consider this part of this genre, but if you have the right number of players, deducing who the saboteur(s) is/are is a lot of fun)

Letters from Whitechapel (Only played this once, but it was fun. It's a much better version of Scotland Yard.)

Mr. Jack (Chess made fun with great aesthetics and a deductive theme--which of the 8 characters is Jack the Ripper?)

Clue VCR (Shouldn't be in the league of the others, but I have nostalgia for this one; love the cheesy acting)

The last time I tried to get recommendations for this genre, the most frequently recommended game was Tragedy Looper. I just bought it, but haven't played it yet to say whether or not I like it.

I also need to try the Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine Game, which I bought off eBay. Forget who turned me onto this.

Would love to hear others' recommendations too--especially from people who are familiar with my list of recommendations.

I also have 221 B Baker Street. It's okay, but really boils down more to who has better luck with die roles than who is better at deducing. Bought Lady Alice for cheap from Miniature Market but appears to just be another dressed up version of Clue.
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Johannes Hihn
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Fury of Dracula (second edition) for me.

Sleuth looks really intriguing, I'd really have to give it try.
 
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That's too much dough unless it's murder. And if it's murder, it's not enough.
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Shamelessly, I submit Deadline
 
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Drew Bowling
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Love Avalon
Love One Night Ultimate Werewolf
For some reason I really do love Mystery of the Abbey
(Would you count Shadows over Camelot? Love that one.)
I wish I loved Tragedy Looper
I only tried P. I. once, but it was pretty good
 
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jhNz wrote:


Especially with the Third Edition being printed this year (hopefully).

For another 1 v many deduction game take a look at Tragedy Looper
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Robert Bennett
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Clue Master Detective and Black Vienna.
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Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective: The Thames Murders & Other Cases feels like you're solving a real mystery. Very limited replayability though, because once solved - its solved.
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Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective: The Thames Murders & Other Cases. In terms of immersion, I doubt there's a better choice. Lack of replayability is the ONLY knock on it, imo, compared to anything else in the genre.

Among fillers in the deduction category, I prefer One Night Ultimate Werewolf (with NO expansions). I think it hits the right balance between chaotic randomness and actually being able to deduce - and thus manipulate - various outcomes. Plenty of others scratch the same itch as it, and do a good job at it, but that's my personal favorite.
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oaklandsberg wrote:
Love this genre; very hard to find games with original mechanics for it.

The best: Sherlock Holmes, Consulting Detective. Brilliant concept, actual mysteries and stories (not random cards), very challenging.

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Another passenger on the fan-train for Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective: The Thames Murders & Other Cases
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http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/164265/witness
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Gumshoe. It uses the same system as Sherlock Holmes, but is set in the 1930s. I wish someone would remake like they did Holmes, but regardless, it's my favorite of the two, because I like the theme better.
 
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sbilbey wrote:


+1
 
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Kirk Agathon wrote:
Gumshoe. It uses the same system as Sherlock Holmes, but is set in the 1930s. I wish someone would remake like they did Holmes, but regardless, it's my favorite of the two, because I like the theme better.


I was about to add this one. It was made by the same person who made Consulting Detective. I haven't played it yet because I still have cases in the Holmes series.

In terms of limited replay, the original release of Consulting Detective can with some expansion sets. I think there are five sets in total, which is a good number of different games. I play about 1 case a year, so I'll be set for quite a long time. Seeing as I started these about 15 years ago, I'll be I could even replay some of the original cases at this point. Not sure.
 
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