Tuesday Night Boardgames at Mad Doctor

Hey, we're Mad Doctor, technically Birmingham's only game store! We've been hosting this meetup for quite a while now. Every week I pick a game I want to play from the library, and we get a few people who bring games with them. If there's a game you're wanting to learn or that you hope to find players for, leave a comment and I'll try and make it happen.

Thanks,

Robert

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Web: www.facebook.com/maddoctorgameshop

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  • Sarahb

    REALLY enjoyed Letters from Whitechapel, so thanks to Noah for bringing it and teaching (and for being patient with us while we tried to figure out your expertly disguised trail). I was disappointed that the other group playing made no effort to include everyone who was waiting to play in the game they set up, though... I guess etiquette is something that's learned.

    1 · August 13, 2013

    • Noah B.

      I had a lot if fun--the third night was especially tense. Any disinterest I showed was me trying my best at having a poker face. I feel especially happy that some of my advice was followed and I led you guys astray!

      2 · August 14, 2013

    • Sarahb

      I think there's always a lot of downtime in games like that for the "one" player against the "all"... but it was exacerbated by the fact that we spent an inordinate amount of time trying to figure out where you were headed. Thanks again for running it!

      1 · August 14, 2013

  • Mitchell M.

    Can't come after all. Enjoy Letters from Whitechapel!

    August 13, 2013

  • Noah B.

    If anyone's interested, I was thinking of bringing Letters from Whitechapel. I've played through it enough times to work through any kinks with the (admittedly pretty straightforward) rules, but it can sometimes run a bit long, depending on how much the investigators discuss (though a careless Riper can make for a reeeeally short game, lol).

    1 · August 9, 2013

    • Sarahb

      Well, that sounds like 4- who'll be the 5th?

      August 12, 2013

    • Mitchell M.

      I assume Melissa will want to be the 5th, as she's a fan of deduction games.

      August 12, 2013

  • William B.

    I believe that I have played this game. Interesting game involving secret movements of Jack the Ripper, where he has to reveal on certain moves and all the investigators are trying to find him. However, there are about 5 ways for Jack to move, but, everyone else only has about 4 ways to move. Does this sound somewhat accurate?

    August 9, 2013

    • Noah B.

      Pretty accurate, but I think the game you're describing is Scotland Yard, which has secret movement in which the suspect, Mister X, has to periodically reveal himself and also has an additional form of movement over the investigators. Letters from Whitechapel *essentially* is the offspring of Scotland Yard; Jack the Ripper's movements are secret like Mister X, but Jack doesn't have to periodically reveal himself. Each round, the Ripper murders one of his victims, then eludes capture or being surrounded while moving back to his hideout. On the flip side, the investigators can search for clues on nearby spaces and reveal if Jack has passed through a space, thus getting information on where Jack has been and where he might be going. The goal of Jack is to escape to his hideout each round for a total of four rounds, while the goal of investigators is to arrest or surround Jack before he escapes.

      August 9, 2013

    • William B.

      OK, I believe that I have played that game, "Letters from White Chapel", as well. They are both good games, but, I believe that I have played both games once, and I get the games confused.

      August 10, 2013

  • William B.

    I will probably be there.

    1 · August 9, 2013

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