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221 B Baker St.

aka: 221B Baker St., 221B Baker Street

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Based on the board game of the same name, 221 B Baker St. pits up to four players against each other in a race to solve mysteries set in Victorian London. After picking a character (Sherlock Holmes, Dr. Watson, Irene Adler, or Inspector Lestrade), players select one of the thirty available mysteries and read its case file in the game's manual. The case file presents the particulars of the case, mentions the people involved, and explains what the players need to deduce to win the game.

Solving the mysteries entails moving around London (the game board) via a roll of the dice, entering locales to collect clues, and then piecing the clues together. Among the fifteen locations available are a pub, a park, and a bank, and each location is brought to life with voice synthesis. Each location will have a clue, but not all clues will be useful.

Before solving the case, players must visit Scotland Yard for a badge. Players might also want to use a badge to lock a location with a useful clue, requiring other players to detour to the locksmith. Once a player believes they have solved the case, they must return to Baker Street and answer a quiz. If the player is incorrect, the other players can continue.

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Credits (Commodore 64 version)

12 People

Based on the board game created by
Computer version developed by
  • Pacific Softech Inc.
  • IntelliCreations Inc.
Designed by
Commodore graphics by
Apple graphics by
Atari graphics by
Speech synthesis by
  • Software Speech (1984)
  • Electronic Speech Systems of Santa Clara CA
Documentation by


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221 B Baker Street Case Library 1
Released 1987 on DOS, Atari 8-bit, Apple II
221 B Baker Street Case Library 2
Released 1987 on DOS, Apple II, Atari 8-bit
Baker Street Detective
Released 1985 on Apple II, Commodore 64
Released 1987 on Commodore 64, 1987 on ZX Spectrum, 1988 on Atari ST...
Released 1986 on Macintosh, Atari ST
Released 1986 on Amiga, Atari ST

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  • MobyGames ID: 5838


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Contributors to this Entry

Game added by Michelle.

Atari 8-bit added by Kabushi. Atari ST, Commodore 64, Apple II added by Indra was here.

Additional contributors: Terrence Bosky, formercontrib, FatherJack.

Game added March 7th, 2002. Last modified June 3rd, 2023.