Benedict Cumberbatch’s Sherlock is coming to the tabletop this summer, with a board game that follows in the footsteps of its namesake. While it wouldn’t be traditional for Benedict and co-star Martin Freeman to have their own board game, fans can rejoice at home instead as they take on Moriarty with all his wiles.
The “sherlock benedict cumberbatch” is a game that will allow players to take on the role of Sherlock Holmes, as well as his nemesis, Moriarty. The board game will be available on July 14th.
16 February 2022 – A new Benedict Cumberbatch Sherlock Board Game has been unveiled by Lucky Duck Games. The board game based on the BBC drama centered on the renowned arrogant detective and devoted sidekick is still lacking in details, but the publisher has released fresh art, component pictures, an overview, a release date, and a price.
The brand new deduction, murder/mystery, puzzle game will be released in Q2 2022 with an MSRP of $24.99 / €24.99, and will be the first in a series of games based on the franchise. To make pre-orders, interested shops should contact their distributors.
Lucky Duck Games and BBC Studios have announced a collaboration to make board games based on Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman’s successful Sherlock television series. The multi-game deal will begin in Q2 2022 with the retail release of Sherlock: Case Connection.
Sherlock: Case Connection is a competitive puzzle game of deduction and investigation that sets players against Sherlock’s adversaries in an attempt to become the world’s best detective. Two to four participants will collect evidence and build their criminal hypothesis by visiting recognizable locales from the program.
Mandy Thwaites, Director of UK Publishing and Consumer Products, stated, “BBC Studios is happy to partner with Lucky Duck Games to bring the Sherlock license to life via board games.” “Lucky Duck has a track record of producing high-quality investigative games, and we’re excited to see Sherlock: Case Connection on store shelves.”
Lucky Duck Titles is an international tabletop game publisher best known for games like Chronicles of Crime, Destinies, Kids Chronicles, and Yummy Yummy Monster Tummy, which are industry-leading digital hybrid board games. Lucky Duck Games, which was founded in 2016, has swiftly grown from a tiny design firm focused on creating board games based on famous video game IPs to an international publisher with over three million games sold globally. Their staff of over 40 individuals is mostly centered in Poland, but they are expanding into France, England, Italy, and the United States.
“With our lengthy expertise in publishing investigative games, producing board games in the Sherlock world is a tremendous joy for our team,” stated Vincent Vergonjeanne, CEO of Lucky Duck Games. “By combining Lucky Duck’s experience in the tabletop market with BBC Studios’ and Hartswood’s IP, an enormous possibility for creative game creation and interactive narrative has opened up.”
The Sherlock TV series premiered on the BBC (British Broadcasting Company) on July 25, 2010. It’s a contemporary retelling of Sherlock Holmes (Benedict Cumberbatch) and Dr. John Watson (Martin Freeman). Sherlock’s abilities are based entirely on his extraordinary deductive abilities, although he now employs more current versions of the talent to solve his problems. Steven Moffet, one of the best working showrunners, devised the program, which also relaunched Doctor Who (also for the BBC).
The program has now aired four seasons, with a fifth set to premiere in 2022 and more to come. Seasons of BBC shows are notorious for having low episode counts, and this one is no exception. There are 15 episodes in all. The program is a critical darling and a fan favorite throughout the globe.
There are tons of Sherlock board games out there already (Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective, Watson & Holmes, etc). It is the perfect IP to use for a deduction game, but in a crowded field of both deduction and other Sherlock games, we will see if this one will hold up.
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