Fantasy Flight Games has a new game set in the Letters from Whitechapel Series – It’s the Whitehall Mystery.
We’ve covered the Letters from Whitechapel board game last May. It’s an intense game of cat and mouse where you’re trying to stop Jack the Ripper before he strikes again. Now, they are back with the next chapter in the game series with Whitehall Mystery.
“Fantasy Flight Games is pleased to announce the upcoming release of Whitehall Mystery, the newest addition to the Letters from Whitechapel series. The hunt for history’s most notorious serial killer continues in this streamlined standalone adventure that explores one of London’s most intriguing unsolved cases.”
Whitehall Mystery puts two to four players in the role of Jack the Ripper or the investigators trying to stop him. Jack has 4 rounds to place his victim’s limbs in “discovery locations” while the Investigators close in on this ghastly murderer. Each round is a series of player turns with Jack trying to out maneuver the gumshoes through various means. He has fifteen moves or has to reach his next location. If he can reach all three locations (the first is his starting point) by then end of the 4th round, he’s won!
“Why can’t the players just look at Jack’s position on the board and move to cut him off?” Great question! It’s because Jack’s moves are hidden. The Investigators have to look for clue for the whereabouts of Jack’s victims and location. Sharing info is the only way the players are going to come out on top in the hunt for The Ripper…
This game is set in the same game universe as the original Letters from Whitechapel game. It expands it with new investigators, a new optional App, rules for using the Dear Boss expansion, and some new unique investigator abilities. While this is a stand-alone game, FFG does have some neat cross-over options:
“Players can incorporate elements from other iterations of the game to aid their characters. Jack the Ripper can look back on past experiences by utilizing False Clues from the original Letters from Whitechapel game, while Investigators can Hire Reinforcements from the Dear Boss expansion to aid in the villain’s capture.”
If you’re curious about Whitehall the read the full release from Fantasy Flight Games HERE. Are you up to the challenge of out smarting the investigators? Can you stop one of histories most infamous murderers? Why not give it a shot from the safety of your living room with Whitehall Mystery from FFG!
Whitehall Mystery $39.95
Track a killer or become one in Whitehall Mystery!
Whitehall Mystery is a refined game of deduction and bluffing set in 1888, in the London of Jack the Ripper. It is a game for two to four players, age fourteen and older. Scotland Yard is hot on the heel of another serial killer, right when Jack the Ripper is active! In the tight network of streets and alleyways, a hunt for a new and mysterious murderer begins.The Jack player wins the gae if he is able to complete his crime without being caught. The Investigator players play together, and they win when one of them captures Jack.
Whitehall Mystery hits shelves in Q3 of 2017!