Mr.Jack Pocket, the small card game derived from Mr. Jack. The board is replaced by a square grid made of nine street cards. The suspects, and among them Mr.Jack, are pictured on the cards. Holmes, Watson and a dog are turning around the grid, a system already used by Bruno Cathala in several games, and can “look” at the streets in a row or column. Every round, like in Mr.Jack, four actions are available. The first player selects one, his opponent two, and the first player then uses the last remaining action. Actions allow moving a detective one or two spaces clockwise around the grid, turning a card in order to change the view of the streets, swapping two street cards or drawing an alibi card. At the end of the round, Mr.Jack states if he can be seen by one of the detectives. Of course, the detectives must identify Jack, who must stay hidden long enough to escape.
Awards & Honors
2011 JoTa Best 2-Player Board Game Nominee
2011 Golden Geek Best 2-Player Board Game Nominee
2010 Tric Trac Nominee
Contents: 9 street tiles, referred to as Areas. They are double-sided and used as the game board, referred to as the District. One one side there is the Character: this is the Suspect side. On the other side, there is no Character, this is the empty side. 9 Alibi cards. Each of these cards represents a character in the Mr. Jack universe. Each of the cards also shows a number of Hourglasses (0, 1 or 2). 3 Detective tokens representing Holmes, Watson and their dog Toby. The games lasts about fifteen minutes and takes a maximum of eight turns. If one of the players achieves his objective before the eight turn, the game ends immediately.
Age Range 14+
Length of Play 15 Minutes
2 Player Game
Released: 01 May 2019