Table Top Review: ‘Letters From Whitechapel’

Posted: February 16, 2014 in Uncategorized


Funk's House of Geekery

Review based on the 2nd edition.

Style: Deduction.

Players: 2-8

Length of Game: 1-2 hours.

The Gameplay: One player takes on the role of the infamous serial killer known as Jack the Ripper and other players work together as the police and vigilante committees to catch the murderer. Over four different nights the Ripper strikes and must make his way through the city to their hideout while the police seek out his trail and, eventually, trap him.

Review: There are few other infamous figures in history that have resonated through pop culture like Jack the Ripper. Perhaps this is down to his elusive nature, always being giving the slip to authorities, or it’s the brazen and horrifyingly grisly nature of his crimes. It is also the first widely reported case of a serial killer in action, with the media playing a large role in contributing to the myths surrounding the mystery man…

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