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by Mike Fitzgerald

eBook Jack the Ripper (Mystery Rummy, Case No. 1) download ISBN: 1572810912
Author: Mike Fitzgerald
Publisher: U S Games Systems (July 1, 1998)
Language: English
ePub: 1588 kb
Fb2: 1737 kb
Rating: 4.3
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Category: Humour
Subcategory: Puzzles and Games

Mike Fitzgerald, the designer of Jack the Ripper, has found a way to popularize the classic rummy style of game by welding it together with an intriguing mystery theme, and adding some appropriate and thematic twists to the traditional rummy mechanics. In fact, he's made a whole series of such games, which are marketed as part of his "Mystery Rummy" series; Jack the Ripper is the first in this series and is widely considered to be the best.

This game attaches an interesting theme to a fairly standard Rummy framework. Playing Victims, Suspects, Scenes, and Evidence-melds, players try to build a case against various suspects for the famous Jack the Ripper serial murders

This game attaches an interesting theme to a fairly standard Rummy framework. Playing Victims, Suspects, Scenes, and Evidence-melds, players try to build a case against various suspects for the famous Jack the Ripper serial murders. Whichever suit has the most cards played in it when a player goes out is the guilty party, but if all the Victim cards come out before the end of the game, the Ripper might escape, giving the player who produced that card a significant point allowance. This is in the Mystery Rummy series.

No serious student of the Jack the Ripper murders should pass this book by. Indeed, it such a valuable, and detailed, resource on all aspects of the case, that it has, quite legitimately as it happens, been hailed as nothing short of the "bible" of Ripper studies.

Jack the Ripper Case attaches an interesting theme to the traditional Rummy framework. Playing Victims, Suspects, Scenes and Evidence -melds, players try to build a case against various suspects for the famous Jack the Ripper serial murders. Whichevrer suit has the most cards played in it when a player goes out is the guilty party. However, if all the Victim cards come out before the end of the game, the Ripper might escape, giving the player who produced that card a significant point allowance. No. of Players: 2 - 4. Duration: 45 minutes.

Each time you play Mystery Rummy a different Suspect is caught, or the Ripper escapes. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. An innovative game concept which combines the elements of an exciting mystery with a strategic card game. Includes booklet of instructions. Jack the Ripper (Mystery Rummy, Case No. 1). ISBN. 1572810912 (ISBN13: 9781572810914). Recommend It Stats Recent Status Updates.

To this day the identity of Jack the Ripper is still a mystery. Can you succeed where Scotland Yard failed? Each time you play Mystery Rummy a different Suspect is caught, or the Ripper escapes. Format Cards 62 pages. Dimensions 13. 8 x 17. 8 x 3. 8mm 1,293. Publication date 23 Jun 1999.

Jack the Ripper attaches an interesting theme to the traditional Rummy framework. Eagle-Gryphon Games and . Games Systems, Inc. have partnered together to bring back Mike Fitzgerald's beloved series of Rummy based card games that have been out of print for far too long. Playing Victims, Suspects, Scenes, and Evidence-meld, players try to build a case against various suspects for the famous Jack the Ripper serial murders. Jack the Ripper attaches an interesting theme to the traditional Rummy framework.

This is in the Mystery Rummy series. More details Delivery info GAME Reward GAME Elite. This game attaches an interesting theme to a fairly standard Rummy framework. Additional information.

A Different Ending Every Game! For 2-4 players (Especially good for 2 players) Ages 10 to adult The case of Jack the Ripper is reopened in this innovative card game that combines the strategies of traditional rummy with the elements of an exciting mystery.
Comments: (7)
Nafyn
Once you get past the learning curve, this is a great, fun game. Only played it with two people but it is a lot of fun and well-suited for two (many games are not good for just two players). Best to watch some online reviews of the game to jump-start the learning curve. Trying to explain the game to someone is also pretty difficult. Best to jump in and start playing once one person has taken the time to familiarize there-self with the game. My wife and I got the hang of it after a couple of quick hands.
Agamaginn
Even though the rules are rather badly written, the game is brilliant. I heartily recommend this to everyone who is not afraid to try something different from traditional card games.
Gardall
This is a kind of rummy, so you have to match some cards, in this case, evidences of Jack crimes. It's a great game, but it works only with 2 players. I love the art as well: it reminds me From Hell, graphic novel by Alan Moore and Eddie Campbell.
Vojar
great
Zyniam
This game is so much fun, especially with 3 or more, but I play just with my husband and it's a lot of fun. Not like actual rummy though.
Silly Dog
One of my most-played 2 player games that I've enjoyed with my wife over the years is this little card game, entitled Mystery Rummy: Jack the Ripper. With a title and a macabre theme like that, it might seem an unlikely candidate, but it has proven to be a terrific card game for couples to enjoy, and we have played it many times over the years.

It's basically a rummy variant - but much better. Mike Fitzgerald, the designer of Jack the Ripper, has found a way to popularize the classic rummy style of game by welding it together with an intriguing mystery theme, and adding some appropriate and thematic twists to the traditional rummy mechanics. In fact, he's made a whole series of such games, which are marketed as part of his "Mystery Rummy" series; Jack the Ripper is the first in this series and is widely considered to be the best.

Although the aim is to get the most points through rummy style play, the way the mechanics have been worked to fit the theme gives it a wonderful flavour. The main flow of play on a turn will be familiar from standard rummy: draw a card from the deck or top of the discard pile, play cards by melding, and end your turn by discarding a card. What makes Jack the Ripper interesting, however, is that at the end of the game, the suspect with the most points played in melds is identified as the Ripper (unless it has an Alibi card), and points played for that card are doubled. During the game, at the start of your turn you may also call for a vote, which requires both players to secretly write down which of the six suspects they think will be the Ripper - which will earn you 10 points at game end if you're right. This adds excitement to the game: at what point should you call a vote? There's also a special Ripper Escapes which can only be played under certain conditions; this adds thematic interest and tension, because there is a risk in keeping it in hand; furthermore, the longer the game goes, the more careful you must be in playing Victims in case your opponent has this card. In addition there are Gavel cards that you can play to manipulate the game in your favour, so there's lots of strategy and tactics you can use, and it's far from just a luck fest.

This game is currently the #1 ranked modern rummy game on BoardGameGeek and deservedly so. It feels fresh and original, despite its underlying rummy engine, and Mike Fitzgerald has done a fantastic job in making it a highly thematic experience, as well as including mechanics that give it real tension and fun. The fact that it especially shines as a two player game makes it particularly appealing - many couples are looking for a light and enjoyable card game that they can play together, and this fits the bill beautifully.

A new edition co-produced by US Game Systems and Eagle-Gryphon Games has recently become available, and features improved components, as well as some clarified rules. It's an inexpensive game that bears repeated game-play, so if this kind of game appeals to you, now is the time to pick it up - highly recommended! - EndersGame @ BGG
Iseared
This delightful card game is a perfect combination of mystery and rummy. In the first of three installments of mystery rummy the players attempt to solve the Jack the Ripper murders.
Play truly begins when one of the players plays a Victim card, thus signaling the beginning of the Ripper Murders. Each player tries to form melds (three of a kind or more) of evidence cards against various suspects. As the game progresses new victims are found, evidence mounts, and alabis can be provided. When a player gets rid of all the cards in their hand the round is over. The suspect with the most evidence against them (without an alabi) is Jack the Ripper. Cards pertaining to that suspect are doubled in value for all players. But be careful, if all five victims are revealed, it is possible for Jack to escape, leaving all but one player vitually pointless for the round.
A little extra strategy is thrown in by allowing a vote during the hand. Each player secretly writes down who they believe will be Jack the Ripper at the end of the hand. Players who are correct score bonus points.
This is a great rummy game. It's perfect for a quiet night at home with a loved one, or for a small group at a Halloween party. I highly recommend this game.
For those unfamiliar with the Mystery Rummy games, the game is played using a special set of cards. The idea is to build melds (as in regular rummy), but game play is affected by a special set of cards (gavel cards) that allow you to draw extra cards from the deck, score extra points, or allow you to retrieve cards from the discard pile. Each of the Mystery Rummy games uses slightly different mechanics and is based on a different mystery.

This is the best of the Mystery Rummy games. It is the most strategically rewarding, offering many opportunities to alter ones position in the game. Also, unlike the rest of the Mystery Rummy games, this game has unique game mechanic which creates tension the longer the game goes on and allows one person to "shut out" the other players even if that player didn't empty their hand (the normal way for ending the rummy game).

Not that the game is difficult to learn, but Ripper is much more complicated than the other games of the series and has many more gavel cards. The complexity creates a wonderful game, but for players looking for something a little less complicated, Mystery Rummy 3 - Jekyll/Hyde offers excellent game play and is much simpler.