Puzzle: Sherlock Holmes’ Game Collection

Sherlock Holmes was sitting in his library, perusing his game collection with his constant companion, Dr. Watson. As they were choosing which game to play next, Watson turned to Holmes and asked why there were five games kept together on the highest shelf, far away from the others. Holmes replied, “Those games are kept together because they have something in common…”  Watson looked at the games and carefully read their names:

  • 1914: Twilight in the East
  • Advanced Squad Leader
  • Cargo Noir
  • Dudley Dodo’s Environment Game
  • Playoff One-on-One Hockey Challenge

So, what do they have in common?

Please do not post your answer in the comments below so that everyone has a chance at solving it! We’ll post the answers in a week or so here on the blog.  If you think you have it solved and want confirmation, email your solution to opinionatedgamersblog at gmail dot com!

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6 Responses to Puzzle: Sherlock Holmes’ Game Collection

  1. Silvano Sorrentino says:

    Just a quick comment so you know that – even if I did not come with a solution yet – I really like this kind of puzzles!
    Has anyone found the solution?

  2. Dale Yu says:

    @Silvano – thus far… three OG readers have solved it correctly. If you, or anyone else, needs a hint – feel free to email us and ask!


  3. Silvano Sorrentino says:

    D’oh! What a fool I am, now I got the solution! I will celebrate by playing ”
    Disney Fairies Tinkerbell Springtime in Pixie Hollow Game”.


  4. Katje Sabin says:

    Hey, just wondered if the answer to this was ever published… thanks!

    • Whoops, I forgot to do that. Okay, to avoid spoilers, here’s a rot13’d version of the answer:

      Guvf chmmyr vf “ryrzragnel,” zl qrne Jngfba. Nyy bs gur tnzr anzrf pbagnva ryrzragf: GVA, YRNQ, NETBA, VEBA, naq ARBA.

      To translate, go here.

  5. Aadith Ramachandran says:

    pls give the hint

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