The faithful adaptation of the board game: Mr. Jack Pocket! The famous and thrilling 2-player cat-and-mouse game.
The Pocket version tweaks the rules for shorter, more intense games.
Whitechapel, 1888. Despite the police’s best efforts, Jack is still on the loose. The famous Sherlock Holmes is tasked with ending the crime spree of this maniac. But Jack has a few tricks up his sleeves and disguised himself as one of the detectives on the crime scene! It is up to Sherlock to unmask the madman; but he must hurry, or Jack will vanish into the night…
HOW TO PLAY:
Each player endorses one role: Sherlock or Jack.
Sherlock's goal is to clear every other investigator until there is only one left: the one Jack is impersonating. In order to achieve this, he will need to have line of sight over his fellow detectives; each night Jack will have to tell if he is currently visible or not, allowing Sherlock to eliminate suspects. On the opposing side, Jack's goal is only to delay the investigation until dawn, when he can escape. Each night, both players will be able to reshape the board in order to shed a dim light on the streets of the city, or to remain hidden in the shadows...
CHALLENGE YOUR DEDUCTION SKILLS IN SOLO OR MULTIPLAYER:
Play against an adjustable AI to sharpen your mind or test your cunning against players from all around the world!
To sum up, the game features:
• The universe of Whitechapel inspired from the original board game, digitally modernized
• A tactical gameplay for tensed games
• A solo offline mode and an online mode
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Languages available: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
Bug fix : online game
Ratings and Reviews
45 second time limit.....grrr
The game is a great two player game. After buying the app I will likely buy the board game. Pass and play works great. I do have a gripe that there should be the ability to undo a move to fix an accidental screen tap, etc. and there are a few things about the user interface that are a bit buggy so I have deducted a star. But the biggest problem is the online play. There is a 45 second time limit on your turn that you can't adjust and if you exceed the time limit it aborts the game. There isn't even an option to continue the game, it is just gone....very lame. Also, if you are playing an online game and you switch to another app or turn off your phone the game aborts. Come on guys....how about online play with push notifications when it is your turn....take some lessons from the coding monkeys with their port of Carcassonne (if you have not downloaded Carcassonne yet do it now, best game board port ever!). Asmodee and Days of Wonder merged a couple years ago but they must have different app developers for their digital games. Ticket to ride offers a much higher caliber of online play than this game.
Despite all this, I would recommend purchasing the app. It is a very fun game with a quick play time.
Developer Response ,
Thanks for your feedbacks !
Don't hesitate to contact the support to talk about your issues: https://asmodee.helpshift.com/a/mr-jack-pocket/
Best regards, the Asmodee Digital Team.
No such thing as easy mode
If I have one complaint, it's that the designers really need to reevaluate the levels on their AI. I'm all for a challenge but the AI on this for Easy Difficulty should really be Middle or Hard. Even on Easy Mode it makes no mistakes, it never errors in your favor. Most times it gives you no options.
Hard Mode, so far, seems nearly impossible to beat. Critical tiles get cut off in round one and the AI works to make sure you can never get a clear line to them. Think you've got it, the AI will find a way to undo that before the round is over. Every time.
That's fine for Hard Mode. But there's not much difference between Easy and Hard Mode and that may discourage a lot of players. It may also really frustrate a lot of people into giving up.
Other than that, i really wish the game had some kind of undo feature. Whether it's accidentally swiping the wrong piece or inadvertently hitting "okay" instead of rotating a piece another quarter turn, there are a lot of easy mistakes to make that will sink your entire game. Sadly there's no way to correct any of these. There's no undo. There's no "are you sure", you're just kind of stuck.
I also with pieces were titles more clearly. The game allows you to include several real life suspects, but you'll never know who they are because you can't see names and cards flash pretty quickly.
Over all a decent challenging game that may drive away the easily frustrated.
Developer Response ,
Thanks for your feedbacks,
Don't hesitate to contact the support: https://asmodee.helpshift.com/a/mr-jack-pocket/
As other reviewers have suggested, this game is poorly balanced. I don’t have a problem with the AI, because I think it would be easier to beat if the game were designed better. The biggest problem seems to be the suspect cards that give Jack extra sandglasses, which prematurely ends the game. The detectives have 6 turns to find Jack, but if he picks up a card that gives him 2 sandglasses on the first turn and another that also gives him 2 sandglasses on the second turn, that’s game over. That’s not the AI being clever—I can win in 2 turns doing that if I’m playing as Jack, too! Playing as Jack on any difficulty is way easier than playing as Sherlock on the easiest setting. It’s no fun when your AI opponent has the game mechanics working in their favor and you never get the full 6 turns to do your best. The suspect cards should be reworked or just removed entirely.
- Asmodee Digital
- 96.6 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © Meeple Touch, Hurrican
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.