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Sherlock + Cluedo = Fun
on 16 February 2016
Being a big fan of Sherlock and coupling that with the fact that I enjoy the odd game of Cluedo, I was really looking forward to this game. . .
The board design is a good reworking of the classic (although not identical) and the style is nice with references to the series, but it feels a bit flimsy compared to my other sets. This goes for the cards (very thin) and the wallets for them too. The counters – Oh, dear. This, for me, is the biggest disappointment. They’re just coloured plastic bases with a question mark. That’s it. No real design. Nothing telling you the character. The weapons – Even worse. Really, really cheap, I’m afraid. Another missed opportunity.
For novelty value, and being a fan of anything Sherlock, this would get 5 stars. But, this is really a missed opportunity and could’ve been a lot better, made with higher quality materials. So, that drops it a least 1 star for me (and that’s still being generous, I think). Despite it being cheaply made, I still like it - it's Sherlock and Cluedo, what's not to like?
My advise? Be patient and wait for a good price. It’s not worth it at full retail, which can be over double the cost!