Return to the gas-lit world of Sherlock Holmes in Jack the Ripper & West End Adventures. This brand new standalone expansion to Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective offers updated graphics that feature ten new cases to be solved in Sherlock Holmes’ Victorian-era London, England. Six of these cases are one-off adventures, while four others form a linked campaign that challenges you to stop the murders of the notorious Jack the Ripper!
At the beginning of a game, you and your compatriots lay the map of London at the center of the table. Here, you’ll see Holmes’s London divided into five districts, each with dozens of locations representing the homes, parks, police stations, theaters, banks, museums, and countless other buildings that make up the city. In the course of your investigations, you will visit these places to gather clues—calling on Scotland Yard for the official reports, going closely over the scene of the crime, and visiting the assortment of ambassadors, innkeepers, waiters, gunsmiths, doctors, tobacconists, and others who may have information on your case.
You also have at your disposal, a copy of the London Directory and the daily issue of The Times. The London Directory offers a list of London’s inhabitants and where they can be found, as well as lists of various categories, such as barristers, booksellers, hospitals, churches, or music halls that you can reference to narrow your possible targets. While the London Directory offers highly organized, but limited information, The Times has an assortment of specific information on a variety of subjects—if only you can suss out what parts of the paper actually pertain to your case.
With a new map of Whitechapel, newspapers hot-off-the-press for every case, and ten unique casebooks, it’s time to put your mind to the test!
#8 Annie Chapman
Playtime: 90 to 240 minutes per case
- 2 maps (London and Whitechapel)
- 10 case booklets
- 10 newspapers
- 1 directory
- 1 rulebook