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Sherlock

Sherlock

Fall 2004 Games
Ages: 5 & Up
Price: $7.95
Review:
Deceptively simple and highly original, Sherlock is a game in which players pretend to be detectives by memorizing clues shown at the beginning of the game. The game includes 49 picture cards and one Sherlock card. The game is played by setting up 8 picture cards face-up in a circle. Players are given approximately 30 seconds to memorize the items shown on each of the 8 cards (e.g. Hat, feather, lollipop, mushroom, bucket of water, sock, etc.). The cards are then turned face down. The first player is challenged to identify one of the 8 cards without looking at it. Another player offers this challenge by moving the Sherlock card (a card with a picture of a dog detective) beside the card that he wishes Player One to identify. Player One guesses what the picture is and turns the card over to see if he is correct. If the first player successfully remembers the picture on the card selected, he may continue his turn. At the top of each picture card is a number and an arrow (pointing clockwise or counter-clockwise). If the player identifies the first picture correctly he then moves a certain number of spaces either clockwise or counterclockwise as determined by the number and arrow at the top of the card. Play continues for that player until he is either unable to remember the picture on one of the face down cards or until he travels to a previously revealed card. If he arrives at a previously revealed card, he may keep that card and replace it with a new card (which is shown to all players before it is turned faced down.). The first player to collect six cards wins the game. Once cards are shuffled and a new circle is dealt, the gameplay is completely refreshed. This straightforward imaginative game inspires attention and requires focus - challenging players of all ages.
Angel Menefee   ©2004 Parents' Choice
Angel Menefee, a mother of three, tutors public and private school students from pre-kindergarten through Grade 12. Mrs. Menefee has authored foreign language, art and music curricula.

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