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Mr Jack Pocket Size Game
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|Age Range Description||—||—||—||10 years +||—||10 years to 18 years|
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|EU Toys Safety Directive Age Warning||Not suitable for children under 36 months||Not suitable for children under 36 months||Not suitable for children under 36 months||Not suitable for children under 36 months||Not suitable for children under 36 months||Not suitable for children under 10 years. For use under adult supervision|
|Item Dimensions||3.18 x 10.79 x 10.79 cm||21.59 x 27.3 x 6.35 cm||21.59 x 27.94 x 6.35 cm||12.57 x 3.66 x 17.53 cm||4.8 x 22 x 27.6 cm||29.46 x 29.46 x 7.11 cm|
|Number of Players||2 bis 2 Spieler||2||2||2 Players||2||4|
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Discover the Pocket Size version of Mr Jack, the most popular detective strategy game! As with the board game equivalent, one player takes over the role of the investigator and tries to de mask Jack the Ripper, whilst the other players take on the role of the fleeing criminal. The difference is in the execution: the hellish hunt now takes place on a 3 x 3 field board, where every field represents a street, as well as a suspect. Sherlock Holmes, Dr. Watson and a police dog are situated around the edge of the board. On every turn, player one (the detective or Jack alternate) uses 4 action markers, that allow him to move a detective marker, turn the field of play or draw a "suspect card". A suspect is only visible when the detective can see the suspect on the street in front of him. Suspects who are hidden by buildings are invisible. At the end of every turn, the player in the role of Jack the Ripper must say whether the guilty character is visible or not. If the figure is not visible, Jack receives an egg timer. If jack manages to get 6 egg timers, he wins the game. The detective win if, at the end of a turn, only one suspect remains.
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The box is small enough and durable enough to slip into any luggage or 'pocket'. The components are the same high quality thick card as the original. It plays fun and fast, a game lasts 10-15 minutes and does not take up much play space. This is not merely a scaled down version of the original..it uses different strategies and techniques, and you will not be buying the same game twice if you have this AND the original. I like it a lot!
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The seller send us a Chinese copy. You can get the rules online and the Chinese writing on the box isn't that obtrusive, so it worked out OK. Just be aware that if your seller ships from China, this is probably what you will get.
In our house, game play is a bit imbalanced. One of us is almost always going to win word games and strategy games like Chess, while the other is going to almost always win skill games like darts. That can get a little tiresome. Mr. Jack is a perfect fit because it isn't just a random luck game, but there is enough of an element of luck to give the less strategic thinker a fighting chance. There are very few games out there that are great for two players, but this is one of them.
I also love the small size, which makes it great for travel. It's a great distraction if you find yourself stuck inside due to inclement weather.
Highly recommend this game as a gift-giving option for couples. We've paired it with popcorn, sweet treats, and wine as a gift for several couples, and have had each of them go out of their way to mention that they enjoy it.
Very little set up is required, and once you play through the game once the rules are pretty easy to understand. It is a little difficult at first to grasp the turns and how they work to go back and forth between the inspector and the suspect. I also recommend just flipping the coins on your turn instead of "rolling" them because we find that when you just toss the coins up they usually fall right back down and flat on the table the way they were thrown. That would be my only complaint for the game, but otherwise it's pretty fun. Takes no more than about 15 minutes to play through a game, and we split the wins on our first few games so it doesn't seem to be too one-sided. Not a lot of depth to the game, but plenty of strategy and thinking about your moves many turns beforehand. Just keep in mind that you don't have a lot of time to find Mr. Jack if you're the inspector, but you also don't have a lot of time to hang around in town if you're Mr. Jack! Plenty of fun to be had with this one, and a go-to pocket/travel game, or quick game to kill time.