Mr. Jack Pocket Edition
List Price: $16.99
Your Price: $13.99
(Worth 1,399 Funagain Points!)
from 4 customer reviews
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his 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 which 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 inspector wins if there's only a single suspect left at the end of a turn.
One of the best two player games on the market. This game is easy enough for children (8+) but has enough strategic decision making for a great game between adults. Fun and Exciting, Highly Recommend!
I picked this up because I like Mr Jack very much, and hoped it would be a good fit with my son. We both love it. The mechanics are easy to get, but the strategy is that of a much more complex game. Like the original, you must try to see several moves ahead to try to outwit your opponent. It's an excellent game to pop into a pocket or purse to carry with you, for those moments you need a diversion.
This version of Mr. Jack makes for a fun quick game. The rules are simple, the game play straight forward, but to win the game every decision needs to be well thought out. One mistake and your opponent can get the upper hand and win. For a game that plays so quickly it is great that there is so much strategy involved and the box is small so it doesn't take up to much space on the game shelf.