Sherlook: Perceiving a Crime

Moments before you’re about to clock out for the day, the call comes in. There’s been a horrible crime committed and the Chief wants you to produce some answers. As you pull up to the scene, you can see it’s already a zoo. Beat cops are trying to contain the crowds, but the media and curious onlookers are already forming a pack, barely held back by the yellow police tape.  

You flash your badge and dip under the caution tape to survey the scene. Your first step, as always, is to snap a picture, locking everything in place. That’s when the ranking officer on the case taps you on the shoulder to give you the details they have so far, which unfortunately aren’t much.  

You can’t have been gone 30 seconds chatting with the officer before returning to the scene, but immediately you sense the change. You’ve been on the force too long not to notice when your scene has been tampered with. It doesn’t take long before you identify the beat cop who messed it up. Maybe they were being a little too over-eager, maybe just a little too stupid. Either way, you’re going to have to refer to your photograph to see what’s changed. And there’s not a moment to lose. There’s a criminal on the loose and every second counts! 

Sherlook is the brand new game that puts your powers of perception to the test. Two crime scene photographs are placed out each round and players race to detect the number of differences between both images. As soon as you think you know the number of differences, you can grab the corresponding numbered Evidence Marker. When there is only one detective left, they have only three seconds to grab an Evidence Marker before the round ends! 

Once everyone has taken an Evidence Marker, the photographs are flipped, revealing how many differences there are between the two. If you’re observant and accurate, and grabbed the right marker based on the number of differences between the two scenes, you’ll earn three points! Being the closest lower number earns two points, and the closest higher number earns one point! 

That’s one more case in the books, but there are plenty more to close before your work is done. Sherlook is played over ten crime-fighting rounds. And just in case that sounds too easy for a seasoned detective, each round, the crime scene photographs are arranged differently, adding a new level of difficulty to your work. Each new round will challenge you powers of perception in a whole new way. 

Sherlook includes 40 nearly-identical crime scene photographs. They may look alike, but each one is unique. No matter which two images come together, there will be differences for a detective with a keen eye to spot. With thousands of different possible combinations of images, you’ll never play the same game twice. 

Sherlook is simple to learn and plays in just about 20 minutes. Up to six different detectives can join the force and work to solve the case. Sherlook is coming to FLGSs on July 28. 

Learn more about Sherlook here.

Sherlook: Perceiving a Crime

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