mr jack

Mr. Jack is a deduction game for two people with one person being an investigator and the other being the infamous Jack the Ripper.  At the start of the game the Jack the Ripper player will determine which character on the board he is disguised as and it is this character that he has to get off the board to represent his escaping.  However, there are a total of 8 people on the board which helps to hide who Jack is, but also helps the investigator by informing him when Jack is visible or not.  Each round both players will alternate moving characters on the board and using special powers, then the Jack player will reveal if he is visible or not.  If he is visible that means he is either next to someone or in the light, if he is not visible then he is alone and in the dark.  This continues for eight rounds so it is the investigator’s job to eliminate as many suspects as possible and make an accusation before Jack escapes, but if he accuses the wrong person then Jack escapes while you put an innocent man behind bars.

mr jack cards

Mr. Jack was released originally in 2006 by Hurrican and so Asmodee has acquired the rights to reprint it, but they have also gone the extra mile to update the art and tweak the board layout a bit to make it a true revised edition.  You can read more about it and see the new art on the Asmodee site, and while no official release date is given yet they do say it will be on store shelves soon.

madame ching

It is the year 1808, and the Sea of China is ripe with plunder. Command a pirate junk as you sink the Emperor’s ships, loot the port of Hong Kong, and learn the skills to take command of The China Pearl, the grandest ship in the fleet of the infamous Madame Ching.

madame ching board

Players will manage hands of navigation cards and match symbols to gain skills, play increasing numbers to complete missions, sack Hong Kong, and reach the end of the world. To win the respect of Madame Ching, you’ll need to carefully play your cards and outwit your opponents.

  • 2-4 players
  • Ages 8+
  • 45 minute play time