Clarifications and Advice of Watson Holmes

By: Dennis B. B. Taylor

Watson & Holmes: Clearing Up Confusion and Giving Useful Tips

Hey there! It’s me, Watson. You know, the sidekick to the famous detective, Sherlock Holmes. I’m here to help you out with some clarifications and give you some handy advice. So, let’s dive right in!

1. Conundrums and Puzzles

Ever find yourself scratching your head over a tricky mystery or a mind-boggling puzzle? It can be frustrating, I know. But don’t worry! When faced with a perplexing challenge, take a step back and approach it with a fresh perspective. Sometimes, the solution might be right in front of you, waiting to be discovered. So keep your eyes peeled and your mind open!

2. Choosing the Right Path

Life is full of choices, isn’t it? And sometimes, picking the right path can be a bit daunting. But fear not! When making decisions, trust your instincts and listen to your gut. Deep down, you know what feels right for you. And it’s perfectly alright to ask for a little guidance along the way. That’s what friends are for, after all!

3. Understanding Others

Now, let’s talk about something crucial – understanding people. We’re all different, with our own quirks and perspectives. So, it’s essential to approach others with empathy and an open mind. Try to see things from their point of view, and you might be surprised by what you learn. Remember, we’re all in this adventure called life together!

4. Unraveling Clues

Ah, the thrill of unraveling clues! It’s like putting together the pieces of a puzzle and watching the bigger picture emerge. When decoding mysteries, don’t be afraid to think outside the box. Sometimes, the most unexpected connections can lead you to the truth. So grab your magnifying glass and get ready for some sleuthing!

5. Embracing Adventure

Life’s an adventure, my friend! So, it’s time to let go of your fears and embrace the unknown. Jump into new experiences with both feet and an open heart. You never know what wonders await you on the other side. Remember, it’s the twists and turns that make the journey worthwhile!

6. Final Thoughts

Well, my dear friend, I hope these clarifications and advice help you navigate life’s mysteries. Always remember that you have the power to unravel any puzzle and overcome any challenge. Trust yourself, be kind to others, and never be afraid to embark on new adventures. And if you ever need a helping hand, Watson and Holmes are just a clue away!

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Using the Mycroft action early in the game can give me an advantage, but it also makes me a prime target for the other players when I play the Dr. Watson Card.

Meet Martha Hudson

When I have Mrs. Hudson on my side, I can freely spend my Carriages during the game. I know that if another player tries to solve the case at the same time as me, Mrs. Hudson lets me enter 221B Baker Street first.

Introducing Wiggins

(only used in games with 4 or more players)

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When you use the Wiggins card to copy Irene Adler’s move at the same time as the other player reveals their card, we both get a chance to make notes during that turn.

If the same thing happens when copying Mrs. Hudson’s action, we both get to answer the set questions at the same time (and we could both win together).

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When you and the character you’re imitating both want to take action at the same time, the original character gets to go first. But here’s the catch – you can’t copy any Character Card that has the symbol.

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Irene Adler

When you encounter Irene Adler, it won’t affect you if you’re already in 221B. You get to keep your pencil so you can continue writing your answers.


Toby is a unique character in the game. He’s worth 2 Carriage Tokens, but he can’t actually be used as a Carriage, and he can’t be accompanied by other Carriages either. If another player wants to go to the same Location Card where Toby is, they must place 3 or more Carriages. When that happens, Toby returns to his Character Card.

You can’t use the Toby Token at locations that are not in the same zone as your Character Token, in cases where there are multiple zones. However, you can use Toby at 221B Baker Street, where his value is added to the number of Carriages you already have.

Example: So, I’m walking to ‘Scotland Yard’ without using any Carriage Tokens. Once everyone else has placed their pawns, I reveal the Toby Character Card and grab the ‘Scotland Yard’ Card. Then, I put the Toby Token next to my Player Pawn.

After the Visiting Phase is done and everyone has returned their cards to the table, I move Toby to the ‘Port’ card.

On my next turn, I go to the ‘Port’ and put my pawn next to the Toby Token. From now on, the Toby Token is worth 2 Carriages. If someone wants to outbid me for the ‘Port’ Card, they have to bid at least 3 Carriages.

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Here’s What You Need to Know

So, let’s talk about how to play the game. First things first, start by going to the obvious places – you know, like the crime scene or any other place mentioned in the game. This will help you make sense of the clues and follow them in a logical order.

Now, when it comes to taking notes, don’t go overboard. You don’t need to write down every little detail. Instead, focus on the important stuff and spend your time thinking and analyzing the clues. It’s all about working smarter, not harder.

Next up, let’s talk about answering those tricky questions in the case. You know the ones, like “What’s the motive?” When you’re answering these questions, be sure to give specific details that show you really know your stuff. This will help avoid any arguments about whether your answers are right or not.

When I stumbled upon an unpublished manuscript by John H. Watson, it stirred up an excitement within me as a fan of Sherlock Holmes and his partner.

Even though Dr. Watson had safely stored most of his unpublished stories in a secure box at Cox & Co Bank in London, other stories and fragments from his memoirs have surfaced over the years. Some have been found in the possession of Dr. Watson’s descendants or Martha Hudson’s heirs, while others have been discovered in the basement of a house on Baker Street or the attic of a farm in Sussex.

And let’s not forget about the countless imitations and tribute writings by numerous authors who wanted to pay homage to the adventures of the world’s greatest detective.

Hey there! I’ve got a fascinating batch of new adventures for you to dive into. These stories are based on fragments and notes from Dr. Watson’s own diaries. They’re tales that were never finished or reviewed by Arthur Conan Doyle, the guy who put together the official stories about Dr. Watson’s life.

Now, how did these manuscripts end up in my hands? Well, it’s a real mystery worthy of Sherlock Holmes himself. You see, they were sent to me all the way from California by a Professor M. But the whole story of how they got to me remains a puzzle.

My job here is pretty simple. I’ve made a few minor changes to the notes, cleared up some details, and filled in a few gaps. After all, Dr. Watson was quite the storyteller, even if these tales weren’t quite finished. Any mistakes or things I missed are solely my responsibility, not John’s.

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