February 16, 2022 – Lucky Duck Games has announced that a brand new Benedict Cumberbatch Sherlock Board Game is coming. Details on the board game based on the BBC show based on the famous arrogant detective and faithful sidekick are still not complete but the publisher shared new art, component visuals, overview, timing and price.
The brand new deduction, murder/mystery, puzzle game, that will be the first in an agreement for many games based on the series, is expected to release in Q2 of 2022 with an MSRP of $24.99 / €24.99. Interested retailers can contact their distributors to place pre-orders.
Lucky Duck Games and BBC Studios have announced a partnership to create board games based on the hit Sherlock television series starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman. The multi-game agreement will kick off with the retail release of Sherlock: Case Connection in Q2 2022.
Sherlock: Case Connection is a competitive puzzle game of investigation and deduction that pits players against Sherlock’s foes in an effort to become the greatest detective in the world. Two to four players will visit familiar locations from the show to gather evidence and reconstruct their theory of the crime.
“BBC Studios is delighted to work with Lucky Duck Games to bring the Sherlock license to life through board games,” said Mandy Thwaites, Director of UK Publishing and Consumer Products. “Lucky Duck has a proven track record of publishing high-quality investigation games and we’re looking forward to seeing the Sherlock: Case Connection game at retail.”
Lucky Duck Games is an international tabletop game publisher best known for industry-leading digital hybrid board games such as Chronicles of Crime, Destinies, Kids Chronicles, and Yummy Yummy Monster Tummy. Founded in 2016, Lucky Duck Games grew quickly from a small design studio focused on making board games based on popular video game IPs to an international publisher with more than three million games sold worldwide. Their team of more than 40 employees is based primarily in Poland, with a growing presence in France, England, Italy, and the US.
Vincent Vergonjeanne, CEO of Lucky Duck Games, said, “With our long experience in
publishing investigation games, creating board games in the Sherlock universe is a real
treat for our team. Bringing together Lucky Duck’s expertise in the tabletop industry and
BBC Studios’ and Hartswood’s IP has created an immense opportunity for original
game design and interactive storytelling.”
The Sherlock TV series on the BBC (British Broadcasting Company) originally started airing on July 25, 2010. It is a modern take that brings Sherlock Holmes (Benedict Cumberbatch) and Dr. John Watson (Martin Freeman) into present day. Sherlock’s skills have everything to do with his exceptional skills in deduction, but he now uses more modern versions of it to solve his crimes. The show was created by one of the top working showrunners Steven Moffet, who also did the relaunch of Doctor Who (also for the BBC).
The show has run for 4 seasons so far with a 5th expected to release in 2022 and even more to follow. BBC show seasons often have very low show counts and this one is no different. There are a total of 15 episodes. The show is a critical darling and beloved by audiences worldwide.
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.
Source: Lucky Duck Press Release