Top 6 Game Of Shadows Movie Facts

Following is our collection of Game Of Shadows facts. Handpicked and verified, these little-known details can be obscure enough most people will miss. These behind the scene easter eggs and hidden messages will give you another view of Game Of Shadows film message.

In A Game Of Shadows, the final confrontation takes place over a chess game. As Holmes explains how he has already defeated Moriarty before he gets there he finishes the chess game with a discover check. A discover check is when a piece is checking the king the whole time before a final move.
In A Game Of Shadows, the final confrontation takes place over a chess game. As Holmes explains how he has already defeated Moriarty before he gets there he finishes the chess game with a discover check. A discover check is when a piece is checking the king the whole time before a final move.
In the first Sherlock Holmes (2009) Holmes is describing how he is (unsuccessfully) designing a device that will suppress the sound of a gunshot. In Game of Shadows (2011) Moriarty's right hand man uses a suppressor, showcasing how Moriarty is always one step ahead of Holmes.
In the first Sherlock Holmes (2009) Holmes is describing how he is (unsuccessfully) designing a device that will suppress the sound of a gunshot. In Game of Shadows (2011) Moriarty's right hand man uses a suppressor, showcasing how Moriarty is always one step ahead of Holmes.

Game Of Shadows Hidden Details

1 - While Sherlock and Moriarti are explaining their final moves as if it was a game of chess with their friends being the pieces, the ball room in which the final crucial encounters are happening has a checkered floor like a chess board.
While Sherlock and Moriarti are explaining their final moves as if it was a game of chess with their friends being the pieces, the ball room in which the final crucial encounters are happening has a checkered floor like a chess board.

In Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, the final confrontation ends depicted in a way similar to the art for the short story it was based on.

1 - In Sherlock Holmes A Game of Shadows (2011) during Holmes' funeral, just before Watson is revealed in the back, a man is pictured here in attendance. He is the same man Holmes meets in Sherlock Holmes (2009) in the jail yard who threatens Holmes but is later calmed by Holmes' camaraderie.
In Sherlock Holmes A Game of Shadows (2011) during Holmes' funeral, just before Watson is revealed in the back, a man is pictured here in attendance. He is the same man Holmes meets in Sherlock Holmes (2009) in the jail yard who threatens Holmes but is later calmed by Holmes' camaraderie.
Game Of Shadows poster
Game Of Shadows poster

Game Of Shadows Plot

Detective Sherlock Holmes is on the trail of criminal mastermind Professor Moriarty, who is carrying out a string of random crimes across Europe.

Cast and Details

Here are the full cast and crew of Game Of Shadows. The goofs, crazy credits, and trivia they have performed may have not taken your attention. Some are hidden for a reason, while others randomly forgotten.

Genre Action, Adventure, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Director Guy Ritchie
Stars Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, Noomi Rapace, Rachel McAdams
IMDB score 7.5