'Letters From Whitechapel' Board Game
Revised Ripper Game From FFG in Q2
Published: 01/17/2013, Last Updated: 01/18/2013 02:05am
Played over four rounds, Letters from Whitechapel is an engrossing game of cat-and-mouse. Each turn the player controlling Jack selects a victim, murders her, and then attempts to flee to his secret hideout before any of the investigators can apprehend him.
Nexus Games R.I.P."). The changes, which all result from player feedback, include major improvements to the "Jack the Ripper" screen allowing the player controlling Jack to better hide his movements and it now also features the chart of Special Movement tokens, which should make consultations with the rulebook less frequent. Other notable changes involve making the women, patrol, and time of crime tokens out of durable wood, color coating plastic markers to make them stand out better, and the Letters’ effects are now described in detail on the components themselves, which should eliminate a few more consultations with the rulebook.
The timing of FFG’s release of Letters from Whitechapel could hardly be better thanks to the January 19th debut (on BBC America) of Ripper Street, a new 8-part BBC mini-series about the grisly exploits of spring-heeled Jack.
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