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The Testament of Sherlock Holmes

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The Gambler in The Testament of Sherlock Holmes

The Gambler23 (20)

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Achievement Guide for The Gambler

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Achievement won on 28 Sep 12
TA Score for this game: 1,242
Posted on 28 September 12 at 17:20
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You get this achievement in Whitechapel. After exploring the cemetery for the first time, you will be prompted to look for a mobile soup kitchen, which is found immediately outside the cemetery. When you talk to the guy working there, Sherlock will eventually challenge him to a gambling game (you may have to actively look at the game board to the right of the kitchen before this prompt will become an option).

The game works as follows: There is a die with 5 normal numbers, but a skull on one side (replacing the 6, I believe). When you roll, as long as you don't get the skull you have the choice of rolling again (in which case you add the numbers for each roll, or storing (and thus protecting) your current total. If you roll the skull you lose all of your non-stored points and your opponent gets to roll. The first person to get at least 36 points wins (you don't need to hit 36 exactly).

The game was really simple. I would roll 2 or 3 times until I got a score in the 8-10 range or so, then store it. The opponent seemed to keep rolling until he hit a skull and lost all of his points (he had zero when I was done). Whether I was simply lucky or he's purposefully programmed to be overly aggressive, I don't know. You get the achievement upon winning the game.
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