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Just bought this wonderful for my wife for Christmas and we both love it.
Obviously looking forward to the release of the Jack the Ripper version, but in the meantime could someone please recommend any similar games that are both deductive and cooperative in nature. Many Thanks
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There are some extensions out there to the Sleuth printings that show up on ebay. There are many homegrown cases, some set on Mars, for example, that are available either free or for a small charge.
 
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If you can find a copy of Gumshoe, you might enjoy it. Mechanically, it's very similar to Sherlock Holmes, but the players are American-style private detectives working in San Francisco.

It'd be great if the success of SHCD would lead to a reprint of Gumshoe.
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Mythos Tales is supposedly the same game system, but with a Cthulhu/Lovecraft theme.
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Winterfella wrote:
Mythos Tales is supposedly the same game system, but with a Cthulhu/Lovecraft theme.

It is indeed the same system, with some interesting twists that are introduced progressively during the course of the 8 cases.
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If you're into Lovecraft, then try Mythos Tales. Actually, I'm not particularly into it, but I love this game anyway, due to the SHCD system it uses.

There's Gumshoe, which brought the system to the world of film noir detectives, but it is long out of print and very expensive.

Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine Game was close to being similar, but isn't ranked very highly--5.7! I owned it briefly, but never played it.

A system that includes creating a narrative and reading text that tells a story is the one used in Tales of the Arabian Nights, Agents of SMERSH, and several out of print games. They aren't quite like SHCD, in that you aren't solving a mystery, but they are related, in my mind at least.
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When I started typing, there were no responses. Sorry to repeat so many ideas.

Really love Mythos Tales.
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I've not played it, but I think that Watson & Holmes falls under the same genre, albeit in a competitive fashion.
There's an English reprint announced for this very month (january 2017).
 
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Another +1 for Mythos Tales.

It really is a spiritual successor to Sherlock, though with a few twists (like demanding you have item X before you can uncover clue Y at location Z, etc).
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I've wanted to check out The Martian Investigations. I believe there are two cases.

Mythos Tales is great
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nathantgolder wrote:
Just bought this wonderful for my wife for Christmas and we both love it.
Obviously looking forward to the release of the Jack the Ripper version, but in the meantime could someone please recommend any similar games that are both deductive and cooperative in nature. Many Thanks


Welcome to the community!

Here are two older discussions about this topic that might be useful:
* Games like Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective
* Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective and Similar Games
There are new games that have come out since, like T.I.M.E Stories, that might appeal to you.

Don Johnson wrote:
There are many homegrown cases, some set on Mars, for example, that are available either free or for a small charge.


Free, English Expansions to Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective
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You might also like T.I.M.E Stories -- similar concept of cracking a case, but with time loops. Plays differently.
 
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I recently discovered mistery.io

Which is essentially fan made SH:CD things, quality may vary.
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We have a game coming out soon called Deadline.
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Tales of the Arabian Nights is similar in some ways and lots of fun.

Star Trek the Adventure Game is a player vs player paragraph-based game with board game elements. It's also very cool.
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If you like Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective, Try ______
 
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There must have been a moment at the beginning, where we could have said no. Somehow we missed it. Well, we'll know better next time.
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Crack the Case

Also, you could check out
Mystery Experiences Company
It's not a "board game" per se, but, it's similar in that it's an immersive experience where you have to solve a mystery based on "clues"/props they give you. You can google YouTube reviews and unboxings to see if it's for you - so far the videos I've seen are kind of mixed reviews. But maybe they've gotten better since then.
 
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There must have been a moment at the beginning, where we could have said no. Somehow we missed it. Well, we'll know better next time.
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And looks like
The Mysterious Package Company
is another place that does a kind of "mystery puzzle game"/"immersive experience" blend.
 
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We do Mystery Experience. Good stuff.

Mythos Tales is awesome.
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adamw wrote:
We have a game coming out soon called Deadline.


Sounds interesting!
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Not a board game, but I thought this might be of interest:

If you have 30 minutes to kill at 08:00PM London time on January 10th, the BCC is organizing a special event called Sherlock Live. It was advertised just after last night's episode. Hopefully it will have no connection to the main storyline for those who have not watched the new season yet.
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Glad you posted about that - I'm recording the current season and haven't started watching them so I didn't know this was on. Thanks!
 
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manur wrote:
I've not played it, but I think that Watson & Holmes falls under the same genre, albeit in a competitive fashion.
There's an English reprint announced for this very month (january 2017).


Minuit, Meurtre en Mer is like Watson & Holmes, except it is only available in French so far.
 
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Chronicles of Crime is an upcoming game in the same vein as SHCD, only with a digital twist. The publisher is currently looking for play testers: A chosen few will receive a PnP version of the game. Signup is available here.
 
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