On a dreary Sunday afternoon, husband and I invented a game (no not that sort of game!) and it was surprisingly diverting. It’s very simple – all you have to do is guess the Sherlock Holmes story from just a one word clue. It can’t be too obvious like, say, CORONET – Beryl Coronet, or too hard like husband’s suggestion, God – Thor Bridge (Thor – Norse God, get it? No, I didn’t either)
Here are some of the better ones we came up with (thank God I’m married to a Sherlockian, any other man would think it was completely mad to spend a Sunday afternoon doing this.)
COFFIN – Lady Francis Carfax
PENCILS – The Three Students
TOBY – Sign of Four
MONGOOSE – Crooked Man
So here’s a few to start you off. You can play along with friends, invent your own or just put your answers and ideas in the comments box below. Can you guess the Sherlock Holmes story from just these single words?