Archive of 'Mr. Jack' Category
Ever since the Ravensburger Game of the Year "Scotland Yard" and the classic Cluedo "is a detective and Investigation games are a popular theme for board games. The game Mr. Jack by Bruno Cathala and Ludovic Maublanc takes no less than Jack the Ripper, the protagonists in one of the biggest criminal cases in history as an example.
Thus there are also the roles quickly spread: A player takes on the role of the notorious serial killer, the other takes over the police investigation trying to catch Jack. Mr. Jack can only be played in pairs. On a good two-player games, it really is still lacking, although there are many multiplayer - games are also good for two playable.
The backdrop for our manhunt is London's Whitechapel district in 1888. On the streets there cavort 8 people who are afflicted with all the suspicion of being Jack. Only the player who plays Jack, knows the person really is the culprit. He has to play at the beginning a person with the appropriate character map drawn and put aside.