Since I doubt if this game will be re-published soon, can anyone clarify if this game is similar in gameplay to Letters from Whitechapel, or Scotland yard? I have heard that they are very similar in mechanics and gameplay, and the only difference being theme. Is this an accurate statement? Which is more similar?
All 3 games are in the same genre, and are sort of like each other (as in they are hunt Mr X games) but all 3 are quite different in both feel and mechnically. They are not simple reskins of each other, they do their own thing in their own way.
Scotland is the most pure 'simply chase' game. It's the simplest and the quickest, where basically you work out where the guy is trying to go to win. It's the most casual of the three.
Dracula is the most thematic both in feel and in mechanics, it's a cat and mouse game where simply finding Drac isn't enough, you also have to tool up to kill him and drac can drop traps and stuff. It's the longest and most rule heavy of the 3.
Letters is probably the most 'deductive'/detective of the 3, with the game taking place of several nights so the board gets sort of 'resets' and you have to piece together what yopu learned each night to figure out where the murderers hideout it. I find it a bit frustrating and not as fun as it should be but it certainly has a lot of fans.