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Having played several hidden movement games (Specter Ops, Fury of Dracula (third edition) and Nuns on the Run) we reached a consensus that though some of us may enjoy the theme of Specter Ops a little bit better, Letters from Whitechapel was the superior game. Why? In Specter Ops your entry and exit points are predetermined. Your job is to fulfill the objectives without getting caught. In Letters from Whitechapel Jack plans his entry point (where he murders each of the wretched on any given turn) and his destination (the hideout he selects at the beginning of the game). Thus, you have two stages of interesting cat and mouse taking place every turn in a wonderfully produced game that places the historical details of the Jack the Ripper murders into a board game. An extraordinary achievement!
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you should try AEG's Ninja.
 
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Normiyagi wrote:
you should try AEG's Ninja.

I tried it, and immediately ran into problems with it. Not in the same league as LfW in my book. The original version of The Fury of Dracula is also a great game; far better than what FFG subsequently turned it into.
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We love Letters from Whitechapel, but the fun depends a lot on who's on the inspector team. If one person takes over, the others are basically watching a 1v1 game. In that respect, a game like Nuns on the Run is a bit easier on the players because everybody is working for themselves. The tension in LfW is top notch, though.
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It's my number one game right now. Granted, the difficulty I have getting it to the table may be inflating it's current rank, but I do love it.
 
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There is a new game about a horror movie summer campground that has similar mechanics. The name escapes me at the moment.
 
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Myoman wrote:
There is a new game about a horror movie summer campground that has similar mechanics. The name escapes me at the moment.


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Sucks that it's getting delayed until November, or so I've read - I was really looking forward to playing this one in time for Halloween.

Out of the ones OP listed, that I've also played, I fall back to Letters From Whitechapel. Love the theme and it isn't over complicated, though Fury of Dracula is a close second.
 
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Ender Wiggin wrote:
Myoman wrote:
There is a new game about a horror movie summer campground that has similar mechanics. The name escapes me at the moment.


Last Friday
Sucks that it's getting delayed until November, or so I've read - I was really looking forward to playing this one in time for Halloween.

Out of the ones OP listed, that I've also played, I fall back to Letters From Whitechapel. Love the theme and it isn't over complicated, though Fury of Dracula is a close second.


Reviews for Last Friday have been mixed. I was excited about it, but decided to get Specter Ops instead.
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Definitely my favorite of the genre...
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I dunno if I'd say best HIDDEN MOVEMENT...

but it's one of the best theme games and arguably the BEST 'chase' game out there.
 
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ppayes wrote:
I dunno if I'd say best HIDDEN MOVEMENT...

Which one would you place before LfW?
 
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I've played one or two games each of:

Letters from Whitechapel
Fury of Dracula
Nuns on the Run
Scotland Yard
Mr Jack (does that count?)

And that is the order that I liked them most. I didn't care for Mr Jack (can't even remember much about that one) but the other four were good. There is another one called Garibaldi that I'd like to try.
 
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Scratches wrote:
There is another one called Garibaldi that I'd like to try.

You should also try Mr. Jack in NY and Specter Ops.
 
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Sphere wrote:
Normiyagi wrote:
you should try AEG's Ninja.

I tried it, and immediately ran into problems with it. Not in the same league as LfW in my book. The original version of The Fury of Dracula is also a great game; far better than what FFG subsequently turned it into.

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I like the second edition FWIW, but I'll have to try this one now
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Scotland Yard Swiss Edition is my favourite. It's 20-45 minutes of the intense thrill of the chase. A little more rules overhead than Scotland Yard, but not enough to dilute the feeling of either being the slippery fugitive, or one of the tenacious hounds bearing down upon their quarry.
 
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haslo wrote:
Sphere wrote:
Normiyagi wrote:
you should try AEG's Ninja.

I tried it, and immediately ran into problems with it. Not in the same league as LfW in my book. The original version of The Fury of Dracula is also a great game; far better than what FFG subsequently turned it into.

Look what you've made me buy! It's all your fault!



I like the second edition FWIW, but I'll have to try this one now

That pleases me immensely. If it gives you a fraction of the pleasure it has given me over the years, you'll be very happy indeed.
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hanibalicious wrote:
Scotland Yard Swiss Edition is my favourite. It's 20-45 minutes of the intense thrill of the chase. A little more rules overhead than Scotland Yard, but not enough to dilute the feeling of either being the slippery fugitive, or one of the tenacious hounds bearing down upon their quarry.

Now there's one I may have to try.
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Sphere wrote:
hanibalicious wrote:
Scotland Yard Swiss Edition is my favourite. It's 20-45 minutes of the intense thrill of the chase. A little more rules overhead than Scotland Yard, but not enough to dilute the feeling of either being the slippery fugitive, or one of the tenacious hounds bearing down upon their quarry.

Now there's one I may have to try.


It's basically Michael Schacht and others re-doing the base set. The only two additions in a full game (there are modifications for less than 6) are a. Mr. X can regenerate x2 tickets if he is at a ski chalet (note, he doesn't have to say which one), and b. at certain points during the game, the Swiss set up roadblocks, slowly trapping in Mr. X.
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hanibalicious wrote:
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hanibalicious wrote:
Scotland Yard Swiss Edition is my favourite. It's 20-45 minutes of the intense thrill of the chase. A little more rules overhead than Scotland Yard, but not enough to dilute the feeling of either being the slippery fugitive, or one of the tenacious hounds bearing down upon their quarry.

Now there's one I may have to try.


It's basically Michael Schacht and others re-doing the base set. The only two additions in a full game (there are modifications for less than 6) are a. Mr. X can regenerate x2 tickets if he is at a ski chalet (note, he doesn't have to say which one), and b. at certain points during the game, the Swiss set up roadblocks, slowly trapping in Mr. X.

Hmmm. I'm not sure that's enough variance for me to buy it. Thanks for the additional info!
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Sphere wrote:
hanibalicious wrote:
Sphere wrote:
hanibalicious wrote:
Scotland Yard Swiss Edition is my favourite. It's 20-45 minutes of the intense thrill of the chase. A little more rules overhead than Scotland Yard, but not enough to dilute the feeling of either being the slippery fugitive, or one of the tenacious hounds bearing down upon their quarry.

Now there's one I may have to try.


It's basically Michael Schacht and others re-doing the base set. The only two additions in a full game (there are modifications for less than 6) are a. Mr. X can regenerate x2 tickets if he is at a ski chalet (note, he doesn't have to say which one), and b. at certain points during the game, the Swiss set up roadblocks, slowly trapping in Mr. X.

Hmmm. I'm not sure that's enough variance for me to buy it. Thanks for the additional info!


Yeah, the minor changes are not worth the headache of hunting this bad boy down.
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I am trying to get toget a list of all the hidden movement games and this is what I have so far;

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I have written a quick personal opinion thought about each. Although I do need to do some work on it as I have a number of place holders where I need to either get round to playing the game or get round to writing a description!

As far as letters is concerned, yes I think it is one of the strongest hidden movement games. Garibaldi is different and also a good game, far better than its time on the table would suggest and shorter than letters.

I'm not sure what I would consider my fravourate, letters can suffer from the alpha gamer issue where as some of the others discourage that sort of play style. As a two player letters is one of the best however.
 
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I am trying to get toget a list of all the hidden movement games and this is what I have so far;


Looks like you meant this one?

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