The best Sherlock Holmes board, card & dice games 2024

Looking for a really good board game with Sherlock Holmes? Then we have just the thing for you - the 30 best Sherlock Holmes games.

Who was Sherlock Holmes?

Sherlock Holmes is a fictional private detective created by British author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Holmes, who refers to himself as a "consulting detective" in the stories, is known for his powers of observation, deduction, forensic science and logical reasoning that border on the fantastic, which he uses in investigating cases for a variety of clients, including Scotland Yard.

Board games with Sherlock Holmes

These incredible stories have made the books and therefore the role of Sherlock Holmes world famous... which has led to not only movies being made about him but many video games and board games being designed. Our list is about these Sherlock Holmes board, card & dice games.

List of the best Sherlock Holmes board games 2024

This list was last updated on July 8, 2024. We compared 98 board games for this list and selected the top 30. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Unmatched: Cobble & Fog

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    Unmatched: Cobble & Fog is a captivating expansion to the Unmatched system, featuring a quartet of iconic characters drawn from literary lore, each with their unique playstyle and abilities. This expansion introduces the Invisible Man, Sherlock Holmes with Dr. Watson, Dracula along with the sisters, and the duo of Jekyll & Hyde, all brought to life in a highly asymmetrical miniature fighting game.

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 1.

    More details for Unmatched: Cobble & Fog
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 - 40 Minutes
    • 9+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  2. Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective: Jack the Ripper & West End Adventures

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    Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective: Jack the Ripper & West End Adventures is a captivating standalone expansion to the renowned detective game Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective. This expansion brings updated graphics and adds ten new cases set in Victorian-era London for players to solve. It includes essential detective tools such as a "London Directory," a map of London, and newspaper archives to aid in the investigation.

    More details for Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective: Jack the Ripper & West End Adventures
    • 1 - 8 Players
    • 60 - 120 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective: Jack the Ripper & West End Adventures

    • YouTube Review for the game "Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective: Jack the Ripper & West End Adventures" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  3. Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective: The Baker Street Irregulars

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    • 1 - 8 Players
    • 90 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective: The Baker Street Irregulars

    • YouTube Review for the game "Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective: The Baker Street Irregulars" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  4. Unlock!: Heroic Adventures

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    Unlock!: Heroic Adventures brings the excitement and challenge of escape rooms into your home with a card game that is both cooperative and imaginative. This set includes three unique scenarios, each offering a distinct adventure that requires players to solve puzzles, discover objects, and crack codes to progress through the story. Utilizing a simple yet engaging system, along with a companion app for clues and timing, players are drawn into thrilling narratives that test their problem-solving skills and teamwork.

    More details for Unlock!: Heroic Adventures
    • 1 - 6 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  5. Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective: The Thames Murders & Other Cases

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    Embark on a captivating journey through Victorian London alongside the legendary detective Sherlock Holmes in Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective: The Thames Murders & Other Cases. This immersive and challenging game allows you to step into the shoes of a detective, matching wits with Holmes himself.

    Nominated for 4 awards and won 3.

    ⭐️ Spiel des Jahres 1985

    More details for Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective: The Thames Murders & Other Cases
    • 1 - 8 Players
    • 60 - 120 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

    Video reviews for Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective: The Thames Murders & Other Cases

    • YouTube Review for the game "Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective: The Thames Murders & Other Cases" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  6. Sherlock Holmes & Moriarty: Associates

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    • 1 Players
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  7. Mr. Jack Pocket

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    Mr. Jack Pocket is a compact and strategic card game adaptation of the well-regarded board game Mr. Jack. Designed by Bruno Cathala and Ludovic Maublanc, this game transforms the original board game's concept into a more portable format. It involves deduction and strategy, set against the backdrop of a Victorian-era mystery. The game cleverly uses a grid of street cards, with characters like Holmes, Watson, and a dog maneuvering around to catch the elusive Mr. Jack.

    Nominated for 3 awards.

    More details for Mr. Jack Pocket
    • 2 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  8. Watson & Holmes

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    • 2 - 7 Players
    • 45 - 75 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Watson & Holmes

    • YouTube Review for the game "Watson & Holmes" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  9. Mr. Jack

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    Mr. Jack is a captivating two-player board game that delves into the mystery and intrigue surrounding the infamous Jack the Ripper. This game involves a thrilling cat-and-mouse chase set in a historical context, requiring strategic thinking and deduction.

    Nominated for 7 awards and won 1.

    More details for Mr. Jack
    • 2 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 9+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  10. Sherlock Holmes: Four Investigations

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    • 1 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Sherlock Holmes: Four Investigations

    • YouTube Review for the game "Sherlock Holmes: Four Investigations" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  11. Unlock!: Legendary Adventures

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    • 1 - 6 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  12. Sherlock

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    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Sherlock
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 5+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Sherlock

    • YouTube Review for the game "Sherlock" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  13. Holmes: Sherlock & Mycroft

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    Holmes: Sherlock & Mycroft is a riveting board game set in the intriguing world of Arthur Conan Doyle's celebrated detective stories. In the game, players assume the roles of the Holmes brothers, Sherlock and Mycroft, as they embark on a seven-day investigation following a mysterious bombing at the Houses of Parliament. Each character, drawn from the Doyle's books, offers unique abilities that can help or hinder the players' quest to gather clues and solve the case.

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Holmes: Sherlock & Mycroft
    • 2 Players
    • 20 - 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Holmes: Sherlock & Mycroft

    • YouTube Review for the game "Holmes: Sherlock & Mycroft" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Holmes: Sherlock & Mycroft" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  14. Sherlock Holmes: The Challenge Of Irene Adler

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    • 1 - 2 Players
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  15. Unlock!: Heroic Adventures – Sherlock Holmes: Der scharlachrote Faden

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    Sherlock Holmes: Der scharlachrote Faden challenges you to assist the legendary detective in unraveling a mystery that's as intriguing as it is complex. Join Holmes in navigating the twists and turns of a case that requires keen observation and sharp deduction skills.

    More details for Unlock!: Heroic Adventures – Sherlock Holmes: Der scharlachrote Faden
    • 1 - 6 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  16. Sherlock Express

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    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 10 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  17. Mr. Jack: Extension

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    • 2 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 9+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Mr. Jack: Extension

    • YouTube Review for the game "Mr. Jack: Extension" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  18. Purrrlock Holmes: Furriarty's Trail

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    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 20 - 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  19. Sherlock Holmes: Baker Street Irregulars

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    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 90 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  20. Beyond Baker Street

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  21. Sherlock Holmes: The Card Game

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    • 3 - 8 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Sherlock Holmes: The Card Game

    • YouTube Review for the game "Sherlock Holmes: The Card Game" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Sherlock Holmes: The Card Game" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  22. Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective: The Mansion Murders

    All details for the board game Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective: The Mansion Murders and similar games
    • 1 - 6 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

    Video reviews for Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective: The Mansion Murders

    • YouTube Review for the game "Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective: The Mansion Murders" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective: The Mansion Murders" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  23. Sherlock Holmes and Moriarty's Web

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    • 3 - 6 Players
    • 20 - 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Sherlock Holmes and Moriarty's Web

    • YouTube Review for the game "Sherlock Holmes and Moriarty's Web" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  24. Exit: The Game – The Disappearance of Sherlock Holmes

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    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 45 - 90 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  25. 221B Baker Street: The Master Detective Game

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    221B Baker Street: The Master Detective Game transports players to the foggy alleys of London, where, as Sherlock Holmes, they embark on a thrilling journey to solve mysterious crimes. Through deduction and cunning, players visit various locations to gather clues, solve puzzles, and outsmart their competitors to crack the case first. This game is a test of your detective skills, offering a blend of storytelling and strategy as you piece together the solution to each intriguing case.

    More details for 221B Baker Street: The Master Detective Game
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 90 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  26. Lady Alice

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    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Lady Alice

    • YouTube Review for the game "Lady Alice" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  27. Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective: The Queen's Park Affair

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    • 1 - 6 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

    Video reviews for Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective: The Queen's Park Affair

    • YouTube Review for the game "Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective: The Queen's Park Affair" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  28. Clue

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    Clue invites players into the classic realm of mystery and deduction. Assemble your wits and embark on a journey through the mansion, determined to unveil the secrets of the perplexing crime. This timeless detective game challenges you to answer the crucial questions: who committed the deed, with what weapon, and in which room?

    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    ⭐️ Kinderspiel des Jahres 2011

    More details for Clue
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Clue

    • YouTube Review for the game "Clue" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  29. A Study in Emerald (Second Edition)

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    A Study in Emerald (Second Edition) is an intriguing board game that combines the literary worlds of Sherlock Holmes and H.P. Lovecraft, set against a historical 19th-century backdrop. This game reflects a dark, alternate reality where the Old Ones have ruled Earth for centuries, and now a secret war brews between their loyalists and a group of revolutionary Restorationists.

    More details for A Study in Emerald (Second Edition)
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  30. I Say, Holmes! (Second Edition)

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    • 3 - 8 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Easy to learn

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