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Letters from Whitechapel (2011)

Average Rating: 7.53/10
Board Game Rank: 135
Thematic Rank: 37
Strategy Game Rank: 97
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Year Published
2011
# of Players
2 − 6
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 2 players
Recommended with 2–6 players
(227 voters) [poll]
Mfg Suggested Ages
13 and up
Playing Time
120 minutes
User Suggested Ages
12+
(37 voters) [poll]
Language Dependence
No necessary in-game text
(55 voters) [poll]
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Primary Name
Letters from Whitechapel
Alternate Names
Die Akte Whitechapel
Brieven uit Whitechapel
Funny Little Games in Whitechapel
Lettere da Whitechapel
Lettres de Whitechapel
Listy z Whitechapel
Sombras sobre Londres
Whitechapel Letters from Hell
ホワイトチャペル
白教堂血案
화이트채플에서 온 편지
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Get ready to enter the poor and dreary Whitechapel district in London 1888 – the scene of the mysterious Jack the Ripper murders – with its crowded and smelly alleys, hawkers, shouting merchants, dirty children covered in rags who run through the crowd and beg for money, and prostitutes – called "the wretched" – on every street corner.

The board game Letters from Whitechapel, which plays in 90-150 minutes, takes the players right there. One player plays Jack the Ripper, and his goal is to take five victims before being caught. The other players are police detectives who must cooperate to catch Jack the Ripper before the end of the game. The game board represents the Whitechapel area at the time of Jack the Ripper and is marked with 199 numbered circles linked together by dotted lines. During play, Jack the Ripper, the Policemen, and the Wretched are moved along the dotted lines that represent Whitechapel's streets. Jack the Ripper moves stealthily between numbered circles, while policemen move on their patrols between crossings, and the Wretched wander alone between the numbered circles.

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Components

  • 1 Game board
  • 1 Jack the Ripper Screen
  • Pad of Jack's Movement Sheets
  • Jack's Sheet
  • 5 Police Sheets
  • 5 Head of Investigation Tiles
  • 4 Letters
  • 2 Wooden Jack Pawns
  • 5 Wooden Policemen Pawns
  • 5 Wooden Wretched Pawns
  • 19 Clear Plastic Clue Tokens (Yellow in revised edition)
  • 5 Red Plastic Crime Scene Tokens
  • 3 Yellow Plastic False Clue Tokens (Blue in revised edition)
  • 8 Cardboard Woman Tokens (Wooden in revised edition)
  • 7 Cardboard Police Patrol Tokens (Wooden in revised edition)
  • 1 Cardboard Time of the Crime Token (Wooden in revised edition)
  • 3 Cardboard Coach Tokens
  • 2 Cardboard Alley Tokens

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화이트채플에서 온 편지
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Korean edition
Publisher: Korea Boardgames co., Ltd.
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Year: 2015
Size: Medium Square (e.g. Ticket to Ride)
Korean
Release Date: Oct 28, 2015
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Listy z Whitechapel
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Polish first edition
Publisher: Galakta
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Year: 2014
Size: Medium Square (e.g. Ticket to Ride)
Polish
Release Date: Mar 20, 2014
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Brieven uit Whitechapel
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Dutch First Edition
Publisher: 999 Games
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Year: 2013
Size: Medium Square (e.g. Ticket to Ride)
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Release Date: Jun 18, 2013
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Italian second edition
Publisher: Giochi Uniti, Sir Chester Cobblepot
Artist: Gianluca Santopietro
Year: 2013
Product Code: GU062
Size: 11.75 x 11.75 x 3.00 inches
Italian
Release Date: Jun 20, 2013
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German second edition
Publisher: Heidelberger Spieleverlag
Artist: Gianluca Santopietro
Year: 2013
Product Code: HE537
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Release Date: Mar 2014
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5 Round Summary
I don't think the round summary cards that come with the game are that helpful. This round summary is to the point, shows exactly what steps take place from the beginning of a given night until the end of the night. Print and laminate for the best look.
English
2015-10-31
3 Resumen de reglas en formato A6
[v1.0] Resumen de reglas para refrescar rápidamente la memoria o como guión para explicar el juego, en formato A6 para poder leerlo en la pantalla del móvil o de un tablet o lector de ebooks.
Spanish
2015-10-12
0 Help - Letters from Whitechapel
Help com Setup, Primeira Parte e Segunda Parte.
Portuguese
2015-10-08
3 Планшеты
Для игроков
Russian
2014-11-29
4 Письма
Вставки
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2014-11-29
2 Правила игры
alpenp
Russian
2014-11-29
7 CD Cover for LfW Soundtrack - From Hell
Jewel case CD Cover, [b]PM me for the soundtrack[/b], to set the tone to LfW.
English
2014-10-22
8 Python Letters from Whitechapel Map
Cleaner, more Pythonic code. Extended the Graph class to be able to find shortest paths between vertices, and added a couple more examples to demonstrate. This is probably as far as I plan on taking this (at least for the time being).
English
2014-03-22
14 [Español] Reglas a la JcK
Completo resumen de las reglas al estilo JcK [imageid=1251209 medium]
Spanish
2014-01-23
7 Samenvattingskaart
Als het een lange tijd geleden is, kan deze samenvattingskaart je helpen bij het spelen van Brieven uit Whitechapel. Zo moet je niet hele tijd grijpen naar de spelregels!
Dutch
2013-12-31
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Statistics
Board Game Rank: 135
Thematic Rank: 37
Strategy Game Rank: 97
Num Ratings: 6694
Average Rating: 7.53
Standard Deviation: 1.36
Num Views: 509491
GeekBuddy Analysis: Analyze
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Avg. Game Weight: 2.7
Fans: 501
Personal Comments: 1379
Users Owning: 9045
Users Wanting: 727
Users Trading: 145 [find trade matches]
Has Parts For Trade: 5
Want Parts In Trade: 1
Price History: View
Total Plays: 12453
Plays This Month: 13
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