SH Consulting Detective 12+

JD Editions

Designed for iPad

    • 1.5 • 139 Ratings
    • Free



Dear Irregulars,

Immerse yourselves a little deeper in the investigations of Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective with this companion app. It contains the audio tracks of each case introduction of The Thames Murders & Other Cases and Jack the Ripper & West End Adventures. No spoilers included!

Get comfortable.

Download the Consulting Detective game and launch the app. Select the case you wish to play and listen to its introduction. Memorize or note the information before you start investigating.

The rules remain unchanged: After you have listened to the introduction and found the lead you wish to follow, read out loud its entry. After your turn is over, pass the booklet to the Irregular on your left, as usual.


Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective is an investigation cooperative game.

Designers: Gary Grady, Suzanne Goldberg, Raymond Edwards (Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective system), Jérôme Ropert (Jack the Ripper Campaign), and Thomas Cauët (The Murderer Lives at Number 221 and The Devil’s Ransom)

Artists: Pascal Quidault, Nierac, Arnaud Demaegd, and Bernard Bitler

The Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective game series is published by JD Editions / Space Cowboys.

What’s New

Version 3.1

This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.

Spanish version of Sherlock Holmes: Jack the Ripper & Other cases now available.

Ratings and Reviews

1.5 out of 5
139 Ratings

139 Ratings

grahamward7 ,

Didn’t improve the game experience

For a free companion app, it’s not terrible, but it reads you only the initial text (nothing during actual gameplay). I would have found that useful, except that the reader sounds like an informational voice over. If the narration had any character or emotion—even a little musical underscoring—it would serve a purpose. As it is, we prefer to read the text ourselves.

I suppose someone who struggles with reading might appreciate the chance to listen instead. But if no one in your group is comfortable reading, this game is probably not for you anyway. I deleted the app right away.

5toneMan ,

Just needs a little work

Shrink the sound files. This guy is just a noob app developer and didn’t ask anyone for help. You only need 128 or 192 size audio at most for an app. These massive sound files don’t leave room for anything else. Find a guy on Craigslist with a baritone voice and pay him chump change for a few hours of his time and voice the whole game out. Then re-release the app with an option pay for the additional content for $1-$2. The game is great but everyone’s criticisms of the app are valid and could be addressed in one slow weekend.

Lo Atonio ,

App doesn’t work

We purchased the Thames Murders set at our local board game store and were happy to see it came with an app. We used the app to read aloud the opening remarks of the first case, which was nice. However, when doing the second and third case we learned that the app only plays the audio for the first case no matter which case you swipe it to! We even tried letting the audio play out when on the screen for case two to see if it might move onto the audio for the next case but that didn’t work either. Might as well not even have the app available if it doesn’t work at all.

App Privacy

The developer, JD Editions, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple.

No Details Provided

The developer will be required to provide privacy details when they submit their next app update.

More By This Developer

You Might Also Like