New Sherlock Holmes Facebook Viral Game Launches Online

October 30, 2009

Sherlock Holmes - 221B

I'm not entirely sure if this is connected with the "Widen your gaze Mr. Holmes" mini-viral from August, however, I get the feeling that this is the next step in that game. Earlier today I received an email in my inbox with a telegram saying: "London seethes with crime -- STOP -- find your partner upon whom you will rely -- STOP -- evidence secured for your advance assessment -- STOP -- the game is afoot -- STOP -- make all haste to 221B now." It then linked to a site located at where users can visit and participate in a viral game on Facebook for the upcoming Sherlock Holmes movie. It's not amazing, but it is a lot of fun.

To play you need to be on Facebook and you must login with your Facebook account. 221B is a two-player game immersing you into the world of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson. It takes you through the events leading up to the very first scene of the new Sherlock Holmes film. Essentially you must play the game with a friend, one of you will play Holmes, the other Watson, and you'll go on an adventure unlocking clues to solve a mystery. I'm not sure where it goes from there, as I just signed up and I'm currently waiting to start playing it, but it seems like it'll be a fun game. Check it out at and let us know how it goes!

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It says you can watch the first scene of the movie once you've completed the game.

Robbie on Oct 30, 2009


I'm playing by myself... I probably sound like a total loser, but no one I know would do this.

giraffic on Oct 30, 2009


I also got one of those emails. I would assume that it is linked to the original viral, since I can't think of any other way I would've gotten on the email list. I qualified for Watson, so I'm trying to get my bf to play Sherlock. That's a little creepy, in a way, but I'm assuming some fans have already written similar things... o_o

genericanonymity on Nov 1, 2009


Someone help me, I'm in chapter 8 but I do not know what to ask Grace because she's hypnotised. Also, I've deciphered the codes in her body but I don't know what to do with it. Help!

crystal on Jan 26, 2010


im on chapter 8 aswell i need to know the key, something about no beggining and no end idk??

rachel mcsharry on Feb 12, 2010


I still hasn't finish it..huhuhu Dunno what to do with the codes I've broke. I need to ask the key question to Grace, but no idea what that is..

crystal on Feb 13, 2010


I'm stuck on chapter 8 i think i've cracked the key, but when it comes to talking to Grace, she still says the same thing... i need help

Samantha Jayne on Jun 2, 2010

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