Back on after 2020’s hiatus, it’s being reported that sales of ‘host a murder’ games are already on the rise in the lead-up to Christmas. However, there’s nothing like putting yourselves in the hands of the professionals for the full immersive experience, which is exactly what the team at Sherlock: The Game is Now promise

Brought to you by hit BBC Sherlock TV series creators Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss, this is the official Sherlock Live Game, setting it head, shoulders and deerstalker above others. A 100-minute immersive escape experience for teams of 2-6 people, the scenarios also feature originally-filmed content from the stars of the show including Benedict Cumberbatch, Andrew Scott, Martin Freeman and more.

Not that this reflects our partialities, but we’re thirsting after a full-on session in the Mind Palace, where you can sip from a range of delicious Sherlock inspired cocktails, browse mementoes and artefacts from famous Sherlock casefiles, while you test out your refreshed powers of deduction, with mini-games like the Prison Escape Simulator, or Nuclear Deactivation Simulator.

If you’re thinking “I want to play, but I’m nowhere near the smog-bound streets of Sherlock’s London”, it elementary to join in! The official experience has expanded into three new outdoor live-play games in Bristol, Liverpool and Canterbury.

As Sherlock himself (should have) said: “When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be a great gaming experience!”

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