Mark James Schryver
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...how good are they? Compared to the official cases, I mean?

Has anyone compiled reviews of most, or all, of them somewhere?

Or, y'know, feel free to chime in with your opinions here. We'll make our own compilation!
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Peter Cooper
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We have played "The Slain Scholar" and "The Curzon Street Kidnapping". Both were a little more wordy than the originals, but obviously crafted with love - they were certainly better told stories than a couple in the original game! They were challenging and engaging, and definitely worth playing.

I have just downloaded four more, at least two of which have shiney reviews. However, my two sons are going off on holiday soon, so, as we play as a family, it might be a while before we get to play them.
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Constantine Caviris
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I have all floating around that I can find, but only played Sherlock Holmes and the Baby and The Curzon Street Kidnapping.

The Curzon Street Kidnapping was just as a play test and I don't think it's available yet. I enjoyed it and found it well written. I'd probably agree that it's a little more wordy than the base game, though that wasn't something that bothered me. We didn't finish it for a few different factors. I have the older Sleuth edition. For the most part, it's the same, but one minor difference was that one of the contacts has an assistant, so we went to a clue point, got a lot of information, but from someone we never heard of and didn't expect to find. There were also a few errors on our part were we wrote down or looked up a few locations incorrectly. Because of that, I think I'll just wait until I forget it enough to start over and it's released (I'm not sure, but I think he said he plans on putting it on BGG).

As for Sherlock Holmes and the Baby, I found it fun though a tad underwhelming. It's not like we got everything right, it's just a very short case. It was enjoyable for what it was, but it's just six pages and around 20 clue points. To me the writing on this case also seemed a little dry compared to the base game, though not a huge difference. I'd say it's a good case if you want something light. Message me if you want a hand in finding it. It was originally published in a magazine which I believe is now out of print.
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Mark Yang
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I playtested the Curzon Street Kidnapping and enjoyed it much more than the cases from the base game. I found it to flow nicely and the mystery opened up in a way that made sense, which is nice because the base game was quite the opposite for me.
 
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