The Game ‘Purrlock Holmes: Furriarty’s Trail’ Combines Sherlock and Cats


If Sherlock Holmes and cats are two of your favorite things, IDW Games has a purrrrrfect selection. The game is afoot, and it features deduction, and over-dressed cats.

“We’re incredibly excited to be bringing this game to market,” Jerry Bennington, VP of New Product Development says. “It’s already started to develop a strong following of cat, pun, and cat-pun-loving fans.”

The wicked Furriarty is terrorizing London and Purrrlock Holmes to stop him before he escapes. Baker Street has a great deal of suspects, including a gloomy Toad and a sad Goose. As the inspector on the case, you have to determine whether they are actual suspects, or cleverly placed pawns from Furriarty’s Master plan.

Here’s a word on the gameplay:

The gameplay is simple and appeals to a wide audience: each player draws a Hidden Suspect card. Players take turns making guesses using an interesting clock mechanic about their unknown suspect’s identity. The other players (who can see every suspect but their own) will tell you if you’ve got a lead on your suspect. If not, it’s a dead-end. Figure out enough leads, deduce the suspect’s identity, and you get to snag a clue that leads to Furriarty.

Each clue is labeled with a variable number of victory points. Every round, Furriarty pads his way closer to escape, putting tension on the players to guess, and guess fast, to solve the case. If you can deduce enough suspects, collect enough Paw Print tokens, you may be able to overtake Furriarty before he scrams.

Rub Furriarty the wrong way, and it’s the litter box for you!

Purrlock Homes retails for $24.99 at your local game shop.


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