“He’s Hardly gone back to the scene of the crime to hide in plain site has he?”. Thus ended my promising career as Jack the Ripper in the game Letters from Whitechapel
It’s a deduction game in the vein of Curse of Dracula (highly recommended) and Scotland Yard (no idea). One player takes the role of Jack and has to commit a number of heinous murders whilst the others take the roll of the police and try to apprehend him
Jack has to be sneaky (check) and resourceful (check) and more importantly in last nights game sneak past the Sauron like view of inspector Drax (no check).
I’m a huge fan of Fury of Dracula having played it many times and always enjoyed it. Although the rule book looks daunting this is a simpler affair but no less fun for that. Apart from the theme it could be easily played by youngies so maybe scotland yard which is quite similar could be substituted for this.
It’s a cracker of a game. It’s brain meltingly hard for the police who are constantly scanning for traces of jacks movements or where his hideout might be (he has to return there after each murder). I got to play Jack and I loved it, sneaking, backtracking, leading the police in the wrong direction, epic stuff.
The game is back in print with some minor tweaks (not to the rules) and it’s definitely one that will be replayed again and again, like say next thur
After my swift demise it was a revisit to Notre Dame
No not that Notre Dame, the other one
Notre Dame is pure worker placement. I liked it when I played it first and I like it a bit more. I did NOT like scoring 58 points and having Drax score 59. That aside it’s still a nice solid game, a little different and it certainly need a number of plays before you get the swing of how it works and more importantly what’s going to come up. Like Whitechapel this one will definitely make a reappearance , losing by 1 point aside it’s a very interesting game, theme works and it’s the right length of time to play. I like it, not as much as Whitechapel but I still like it
More of this sort of thing next thur I say