Mr. Jack Pocket Edition
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This time he won't get away!
Discover the pocket version of Mr. Jack, the favorite investigation game of strategy game players!
As in the board version, a player takes on the role of the inspector trying to unmask Jack the Ripper while the other player takes on the role of the fleeing criminal. The difference is in the game mechanics: the infernal pursuit now takes place on a board that's 3 squares to a side, each square representing both a London street and one of the nine suspects. around the board are placed a Holmes, a Watson and a police dog token. On each turn, the first player (the inspector or Jack, in turn) uses 4 action tokens wich allow to move the investigator tokens, to reorient the tiles or to draw a ''suspect card''. A suspect is visible only if the investigator can see that suspect in the streets in front of him. Suspects hidden by buildings are invisible.
At the end of each turn, the player in the role of Jack must say if the guilty character is visible or not. If that character isn't visible, Jack earns an hourglass.
If the Jack player can earn 6 hourglasses, that player wins the game (knowing that hourglasses are earned by remaining invisible and by drawing ''suspect'' cards). The inspetor wins if there's only a single suspect left at the end of a turn.
9 street and suspect tiles
4 action tokens
3 investigator tokens
8 double-sided turn counter/hourglass tokens
9 suspect cards
more information at the Board Game Geek website
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|A wonderful Christmas gift this past year! Mr. Jack Pocket Edition is more than just a miniaturized version of Mr. Jack. It actually uses different game mechanics without losing the feel or the theme of the original. It will literally fit in your pocket and we plan on taking it with us to Europe this summer. Another very good cafe or airplane game. Enjoy!
|This is a great idea - take a game that's of a... leisurely size for its components - and shrink it down into not only a more portable game but a more affordable one. I love Mr. Jack and have probably played it 40+ times - I highly recommend this to everyone.
|This is not just a watered-down version of Mr. Jack, but a great game of it's own. Obviously there are similarities to Mr. Jack, but the pocket edition feels more like a streamline game than a reduced one. With less playing time than the original and most of the excitement intact, this is a must have for fans of deduction games.