Win! Tickets For The Upcoming Sherlock Exhibition (And Beat Gizmodo In The Process)

As we discussed earlier this week the International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes is coming to Sydney starting June 3 at the Powerhouse Museum. It's a celebration of all things Sherlock and will also feature a one-of-kind interactive mystery that all visitors can take part in.

We're offering Kotaku readers a chance to win early tickets to the exhibition*. Think you can solve a puzzle or three? Jump on in.

*It's also a unique chance to prove that Kotaku readers are smarter than Gizmodo readers.

Here's the deal, we're giving away 10 double passes for the International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes and we're giving them away to the first 10 people who send in the correct answers to the following three Sherlock themed puzzles.

So, without further adieu... the puzzles.


Sherlock Holmes was working on this case and had narrowed the suspects down to three people:

1. His Friend Mr Rakesh Gupta

2. Ganpat's wife "Bhawna"

3. His Secretary "Jason Kumar"

All three suspects visited Ganpat on the day of his murder for various reason as they told to Sherlock.

As we know where police fail, Sherlock comes.

He was able to find a note at the corner of the wall. "7B91011" was written on it.

Sherlock waste no time in announcing the killer. Who was the killer ?


A note is found in the hands of the victim, which reads:

'Second of January, Third of July, Fourth of April, Second of October, Fourth of December'

The note was all Sherlock needed to find out who the killer was. Can you find the killer too?


A man was killed in his office.

The suspects are Edison, Maxis, Jason, Janna, Sofia and Patrick.

A calendar near the man has blood on the following numbers.

6, 4, 9, 10, 11

Who is the killer?

Enter the competition using the contact form below! I'm really keen to see who snaps up all ten tickets first, Kotaku readers or Gizmodo readers. Let the games begin!

Sherlock Competition

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    I'm concerned about the education system in London. Why do so many murder victims think it is better to cryptically spell out their murderer's names instead of getting to the point?

      And furthermore, they are fortunate that the names of the killers are so easily encrypted in such a way.

        I'm starting to wonder if the victims had the puzzles handy just in case they were murdered. After all, being the victim in a Sherlock case must make you some kind of mini-celebrity. If that's the case, they're probably framing someone with a convenient name instead of giving a pertinent clue.

        What a waste of police resources.

      If they just write down their name, I guess the killer might see it and remove it from the scene?

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