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Grognard David
Belgium
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10
Oct 2006*
finally another very good deduction game other then "Clue" and "Intrigue à Venise".
2006-10-22*
Owned
JP LaChance
United States
Madison
Wisconsin
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10
Jul 2008*
I may have found my new favorite 2-player game. outstanding deduction game for 2 players. Picked up 12-4-06
2006-12-30*
Owned
10
Dec 2006*
special edition "une ombre sur whitechapel"
2006-12-21*
Owned
Keith Gray
Scotland
Dunfermline
Fife
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It's not real kidnapping. He'd have to be alive for it to be real kidnapping.
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10
Aug 2009*
Great great great. Love it! Playing Jack's tough, so when you secure his escape, you deserve every single drop of smug triumphalism coursing through your veins.
2007-02-06*
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Colin Parker
Canada
Cobble Hill
BC
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10
Mar 2007*
Sold at Gottacon Silent Auction 2011
2011-02-06
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cvlw
United States
Charlottesville
Virginia
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10
Dec 2007*
An absolutely wonderful game. It's use of deductive reasoning to solve a mystery in a head-to-head 2-player alone warrants attention. But, the game is worth playing for the experience of its design and the tense dynamics it entails. See our review.
2007-12-28*
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Paul Pontillo
Canada
LavaL
Quebec
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10
Sep 2007*
Une ombre sur Whitechapel
2007-09-10*
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Dominic Rébérez
Belgium
Merchtem
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10
Dec 2007*
Deduction game for only 2 players ; excellent design. Gets better and better the more you play it.
2007-12-24*
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Antonio Quirarte
Mexico
Mexico
DF
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10
Apr 2010
A perfect game.
2010-04-19
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Joel Benham
United States
Roseville
Minnesota
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10
Dec 2007*
Great two-player game. Has everything a good 2p needs. Easy Setup, Fast Play, Quick to pick up but long to master.
2007-12-09*
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Jacques Le Guillou
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10
Nov 2007*
Mon top jeu à 2...
2007-11-22*
Joel K
United States
St Louis Park
Minnesota
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10
Jul 2008*
Great deduction game with tons of replayability...just genius. Very fine components--simple yet very high quality. I love the tension of being Jack. Hang out for the first few rounds and then later try to set up possible escapes while getting yourself into the dark at the end of a turn. The characters' abilities make for some great combos, especially if you are skilled at bluffing.

My wife routinely destroys me in this game, so naturally she thinks it's a blast.
2011-05-25
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Curtis Mason
United States
Heyburn
Idaho
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10
Jan 2008*
Good grief what a good game! I have not been engrossed in the theme of a game for some time.

EDIT: rating raised from 9 to 10 after more plays. Oh the angst this game causes.
2008-01-01*
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Trisha Loter
United States
Connecticut
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10
Oct 2009*
Excellent 2 player deduction game.
2008-01-15*
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Eric Walkingshaw
United States
Corvallis
Oregon
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10
Aug 2010
I love two player games where the players have different goals, and I love games where each character has a special ability (see: Lord of the Rings: The Confrontation, Heroscape)--thus, Mr. Jack was a no-brainer for me. The game art is among my very favorites. People that complain about the lack of deduction in the deduction element are kind of missing the point. It's not really a deduction game in the usual sense. If you think of the number of revealed players as a scoring track, Jack is trying to keep the marker on one end, while the detective is trying to move that marker to the other end. Anyway, we'll see how this holds up after a lot of plays, but right now I'm excited about it.
2008-05-22*
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Adeline
France
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10
Mar 2008*
Mr Jack is the game I played the most. I simply love it because it is beautiful, well balanced and subtle.
2008-03-29*
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Ryan Maesen
United States
Pacifica
California
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10
May 2011
Kinda like a more interactive version of clue.
2008-05-14*
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rupert rompecabezas
United States
Jonesboro
Arkansas
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10
Apr 2009*
My current favorite game. Those who say there isn't any real deduction probably aren't analyzing their opponents' moves/token choices, much as you would analyze an opponents' betting patterns in a poker hand. Nevertheless, I see the point about it being more of an abstract movement game than a deduction game. Great artwork, SUPERB game board.
2008-02-07*
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Aldo Sunaryo
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10
Feb 2008*
A very elegant game, fast to play and rewarding to figure out.
2008-02-11*
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Chris
United States
Altoona
Wisconsin
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10
Sep 2009*
A great deduction game for 2-players where neither player needs to write anything down. The game offers interesting decisions for character movement by incorporating semi-random character availability and special powers. I find this combination to be a perfect balance of strategy and luck.

Many have criticized the game as favoring the inspector. Am I the only one who prefers to play as Mr Jack? As Jack, I have won far more games than lost. Two of those losses were 50-50 shots in the 8th round. Thus, I consider them moral victories!
2012-04-01
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Madeleine Scott
United Kingdom
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10
Jun 2008*
just perfect and the only game i have given a full 10 to.

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the expansion is excellent too, especially madame.
2008-06-15*
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Ioannis Chatzigiannelis
Greece
Ag. Paraskevi
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10
Mar 2011
excellent deduction game. Can be elevated to chess level
Play: web (http://mrjack.hurricangames.com/)
2012-09-14
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Martyn King
United Kingdom
Crewe
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10
Sep 2008*
Fantastic 2 player game.
2008-09-20*
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Dawid Wrona
Poland
Czeladź
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10
Sep 2011
one of the best board game for two players
2011-09-08
Jon Simantov
United States
New York
New York
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10
Oct 2008*
My favorite 2-player game.
2009-11-17
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Rui Viegas
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10
Aug 2012
Excellent 2 player game. There's a lot of open information on the board, so there's is also some Analysis Paralysis on this game, as you need to plan your moves thoroughly. Each move counts and can be decisive, as each player only plays/moves a character 16 times at max during the whole game. The luck aspect is reduced as you only have to worry about it on the odd turns - 1,3,5 and 7. More experience is needed when playing the role of Jack - as the game isn't perfectly balanced. If you're playing as Mr. Jack and you're Watson you'll have a hard time, because he starts the game in a weak position.
The art work is excelent and add to the quality of the game. Highly recomended!
Sure it's an abstract game, but because each character has it's own especial action he can do, brings the theme more alive, for example: the inspector closes exits, so Mr. Jack can't escape, sherlock holmes can deduce if someone is not guity by drawing alibi cards.
One problem is to visualize your move, sometimes using Goodley, many characters move, it's not easy to visualize the game after the move, and then using your 2nd character movement, and if the 2nd character movement depends on the 1st, you get the ideia...
Play it online at: mrjack.hurricangames.com
2014-12-30
Owned
alvaro y
Spain
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10
Mar 2010
Brilliant. Our favorite two player game.
Meaty but quick. Lovely bits and highly thematic.
By now the 8 characters are kinda old friends of us.
Gets better as you go further trhough its long learning curve. After hundreds of board plays and over 1000 online plays, I don't get tired of it.
It's pretty different playing Jack or the inspector. And yes, it's unbalanced, the good guy winning around 2/3 of the times, so you have more responsibility when being the inspector and it's more challenging when playing Jack.
Deep strategy, bluffing and fun (watch out for A.P. though).
2010-10-23
Owned
01000010
Canada
Toronto
ON
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10
Sep 2009*
19.08.2009 Finally I got this neat game!
2009-08-20
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daniel mulia
Indonesia
Bekasi
Jawa Barat
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10
Jan 2010*
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Todd N.
United States
Medford
Oregon
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10
Feb 2010
I liked it at first play but have absolutely enjoyed it with the addition of the expansion.
2009-10-13
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Raimond
Sweden
Göteborg
Västra Götalands län
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Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it we go nowhere. (Carl Sagan 1934-1996)
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10
Nov 2009*
Bought Oct 31, 2009 from Paul Lister, UK.

Paul Lister
United Kingdom
London
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2010-02-22
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Andrew Barnett
United States
Asheville
North Carolina
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10
Nov 2011
The game has just started to get old for me after 100+ games. And Mr. Jack getting a little old still makes it better then almost any other game.
2010-12-09
Owned
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Dan Poe
United States
Ankeny
Iowa
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10
Jul 2011
Perfect 2 player game
2010-01-01
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Haret Valean
Netherlands
hoofddorp
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10
Jul 2010
played it hundreds of times and still loving it
2010-12-11
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Mathew Nix
United States
Bloomington
Indiana
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10
Jan 2010
Another favorite of mine, this game really feels like a deduction challenge as the detective and a bluffing/sneak away challenge for the Mr. Jack player, so it is a lot of fun for anyone who likes that theme!
2010-02-11
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Spiro G
Croatia
Split
Dalmatia
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10
Feb 2012
I love love love this game. Probably the only game where I think for so long to annoy my opponents. For what it's meant to be this is an undisputable 10.
2012-03-05
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Michael Hendren
United States
Missouri
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10
Oct 2010
I am very fond of this. I keep hearing how Mr Jack has the advantage, but so far neither I nor anyone I have played with has had much luck as Mr Jack. I have won a few rounds as Jack, but only by successfully making a different person appear guilty.
2011-07-06
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John Le Blanc
Canada
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10
Jan 2011
Boxing Day 2010
2010-12-26
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won jung choi
South Korea
Seoul
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10
Jun 2011
가능
2011-06-27
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Achilleas Karanikas
Greece
Thessaloniki
Macedonia
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10
Oct 2011
Best 2 player game. Simply that
2011-10-04
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Lorenzo DiLuca
Spain
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10
Mar 2012
Poco que decir a este, uno de mis favoritos, un verdadero reto intelectual entre los jugadores
2012-04-16
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laurent deenen
China
beijing
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10
May 2013
2p
2013-07-11
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James Gregory
United States
Washington
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10
Jun 2012
Hells yes.
2012-06-07
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Cami Peters
United States
Cottonwood Heights
Utah
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10
Jul 2013
I absolutely ADORE this game! It's a very balanced strategy and deduction game, filled with brain burning decisions and very tight game play. There is a lot of depth to this game; the design is sheer genius. It's probably my favorite two player game of all time.
2013-07-17
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Arnaud MATAGOT
France
Shanghai
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10
Sep 2012
There is a tension in this game that makes me always want to play again. I found it easier to chase than be chased but I always want to play. Tricking the other player makes it enjoyable even if loosing in the end. Just for that one moment of inner glory hard earned over subtlety and enjoyed in silence, the game is in the top of the top for me.
2012-09-23
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Tristan Le Luherne
Belgium
Brussels
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10
Jan 2013
Addicted!
2013-01-09
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Paul Maletic
United States
Rockwall
Texas
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10
Mar 2014
A lovely 2-player that is easy to play and learn.
2014-05-01
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Dan M
United States
Pleasant Hill
Missouri
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10
Jan 2015
I have a bit of an emotional tie to this game so that gives it a bump in the ratings. Thinking back I remember to when I first bought the game thinking it was expensive at $45 MSRP I think. Then I traded and re-bought which usually means I really like the game. The era of game development that this fits into has passed. One of simpler rules, nice components but not overproduced and an emphasis on accessibility and function. Which is a shame because I'd love to see more games like this than ones that are overwrought with rules and sub-systems. I like that it focuses on a single mechanic (trying to see or not see Jack before he escapes) and just does it exceptionally well.
2015-01-27
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Gareth
Switzerland
Zürich
Zürich
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My ass is green, but I don't let it worry me.
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9.9
Jul 2009*
A wonderfully crafted 2p in which one player plays Jack and the other plays the detectives bent on capturing him. The game is wonderfully balanced although there is a learning curve (particularly to playing Jack) which may leave you thinking otherwise in your early game. Fun, tense and actually very portable, this is one of the most played 2p games in my collection.
2010-02-15
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Gregory Kikola
United States
Parkville
Maryland
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9.6
Jan 2011
An excellent two-player game. It can get very intense as you struggle to out-think your opponent in order to gain the advantage each round.
2013-01-15
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