Mr Jack Pocket

There’s a new more portable version of Mr Jack now available. I picked up a copy from Leisure Games. However, although it retains the main elements of the original, it does play differently. For one, the board is made up of a 3×3 grid of square tiles, showing alleyways, walls and each of the suspects. Holmes, Watson and dog Toby move around the edge of the grid (as in Kupferkessel & Co.) and depending on what they can see down the alleys they stand next to, they eliminate suspects from their investigations. Without having played it yet, it looks very clever and I can’t wait to try it. The box says it only takes about 15 minutes so it ought to be easy to get to the table.

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