'The Game Is a Hand': Traditional Tabletop Games in the Sherlock Holmes Adventures

22 Pages Posted: 14 Jun 2018 Last revised: 28 Sep 2020

Date Written: September 26, 2020

Abstract

The tabletop games discussed are: backgammon, draughts, chess, poker, écarté, whist and bridge, the first six being mentioned by name in the Canon. Also discussed is whether Holmes and Watson played some of the games discussed.

Keywords: Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes, Canon, Tabletop Games, Backgammon, Draughts, Chess, Poker, Écarté, Whist, Bridge

Suggested Citation

Katz, Leslie, 'The Game Is a Hand': Traditional Tabletop Games in the Sherlock Holmes Adventures (September 26, 2020). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3194126 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3194126

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