Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective: Jack the Ripper & West End Adventures
Enter the gaslit world of Sherlock Holmes in Jack the Ripper & West End Adventures!
A brand-new standalone game in the Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective series, Jack the Ripper & West End Adventures throws ten entirely new cases cases your way. Six cases are one-off adventures, while the other four form a linked campaign that challenges you to stop the murders of the notorious Jack the Ripper!
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!
Crime is on the rise in Victorian London, and murder most foul is afoot. Sherlock Holmes is on the case, as usual, but he is in need of your help.
You, by yourself or with a number of other investigators, must follow the leads presented you, making your way across London in order to crack the case and solve the mysteries presented to you. How well can you follow the trail of evidence leading to the solution? And can you surpass the brilliant intellect of the great Sherlock Holmes? This is Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective: Jack the Ripper and West End Adventures!
Deduce with the Best!
The expansion to Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective is broken down into 10 new cases! There are 6 new standalone cases to test the wit of any would-be-investigators, as well as something new! Jack the Ripper and West End Adventures introduces a 4 part Campaign that pits investigators against the cruel and cunning Jack the Ripper.
Chase after the wily killer through 4 cases that will bring you ever closer to stopping Jack's murderous spree. Can you find the answers you're looking for and outsmart one of history's most famous killers?
Follow your Leads
Players will begin each case with a summary of details from Sherlock himself. With this basic knowledge, a Map of London, a London Directory, and the day's newspaper, players will follow leads and attempt to solve the case.
Mapping Your Progress
Players are given a map of London (and a Map of Whitechapel for the Jack the Ripper campaign) which will help them determine the addresses of locations they might wish to visit. The Map will also allow players to confirm any alibis for potential suspects by using the travel time duration scale. The Map is an indispensible tool for solving the many cases contained within the game.
The London Directory
With the addresses obtained from the Map of London, investigators must turn to the London Directory in order to follow their leads. The directory contains a complete list of all the residents and business throughout the city and will help investigators get ever closer to the truth.
Fit to Print
The players will have one more resource available to them, other than their own minds of course. Each case has a corresponding newspaper for the date of the case. The information contained within could assist players in finding leads to follow or provide them with a piece of information crucial to cracking the case. Newspaper from past cases can also provide clues to help solve a later case, so keep them on hand. For this expansion, the newspapers from the Jack the Ripper campaign are considered separate from the other six cases.
Crack the Case!
With tools in hand, pencil and paper at the ready, and mind primed, it is up to you to prove your ability and surpass the great Sherlock Holmes! Pick up your copy of Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective: Jack the Ripper and West End Adventures!
Included are six independent "West End Adventures" cases (redesigned and updated from the 1995 expansion), and a series of four new cases based on the Jack the Ripper murders.
Jack the Ripper Cases:
- Mary Ann Nichols
- Annie Chapman
- Elizabeth Stride, Catherine Eddowes
- Mary Jane Kelly
West End Adventures:
- The Strange Case of Dr. Goldfire
- The Murder of Sherlock Holmes
- A Case of Identity
- The Death of a Transylvanian Count
- A Royal Huggermugger at the Savage Club
- A Simple Case of Murder
No. Players 1 - 8
Time 60 - 120 mins