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.
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.
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!