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    The Vandermist Dossier

    Review Note: Diorama Games provided a complimentary copy of this game for review, but that has in no way affected the content of this review. Game Description “My name is Helena Vandermist. My sister Abigail went missing in August of 1979. Everyone around me drew the obvious conclusion years ago, but I was never able to. With this letter you…

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    Society of Curiosities: The Memory Stone

    Review Game Description “A 100-year old cold case is revived. Follow the voyage of a former Society member and unravel a story that will take you from the jungles of Brazil to the heart of Europe in this solve-a-mystery game. Dispatch your team on the ground and retrieve the fabled Memory Stone!” Personal Experience I was pleasantly surprised when this…

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    Spielburger Box Set

    Review Game Description “Stephen Spielburger has hidden five secret burgers amongst his cinematic works. You, as hopeful “Bunters” (Burger Hunters) must delve into the digital worlds of Spielburger’s movies to discover the burgers. If someone finds all five secret burgers, it is said that they will gain Stephen Spielburger’s greatest treasure. The Spielburger Box Set includes five main sections: “Mandibles”,…

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    Scarlet Envelope: Breakfast for a Serial Killer

    Review Game Description ““Extraordinary Weekly”, 1956: “The death of a waitress at Stanley’s Diner, is being investigated in connection to similar cases…” This time, you work as a cop in the fifties. Bring justice to the victims of a serial killer who clearly has a thing for junk food! Expect case files, coroner’s reports, & footage of suspects’ interrogations with…

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    Society of Curiosities: The Posie Ring & The Chapbook

    Review Game Description “You receive a mysterious envelope filled with clues and artifacts: an ancient constellation map, old photographs, a locket, a wax-sealed letter, and more! Deep-dive into the ancient objects, articles, and expert resources to track down the location of an ancient alchemical manuscript!” Personal Experience After the stellar first chapter of Society of Curiosities—still my favorite at-home puzzle…

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    Scarlet Envelope: Distress Call from Outer Space

    Review Game Description “The year is 2220, a century into human colonization of Mars. Your spaceship picks up the distress call from a Martian spy who has discovered a dark secret that can stop the war between Earth and Mars! Now, encrypted Martian files are in your hands, along with the fate of our Galaxy. Will you accept the challenge?”…

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    Enigma Fellowship: The Scattered Cards

    Review Game Description “The Sonnburg Police Department has been investigating mysterious disappearances of citizens in the city for the past few weeks. The case has only taken a turn for the worse now that a Police officer has turned up missing as well. The only connection seems to be random playing cards received by each victim before they vanished. The…

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    Scarlet Envelope: Cabaret in Lapin Blanc

    Review Game Description “Paris, 1899. Colette, a gorgeous cabaret dancer, disappears. Her dressing room is full of confusing leads: among the jewelry and love notes, you find a threatening letter and some truly unexpected things from the past. Who is she..? And what happened to her? Find Colette and reveal her dark secret!” Personal Experience Since Chapter I of the…

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    Computer Tools for Solving Color Puzzles While Colorblind

    I talked a bit about how hard color-identification puzzles can be in my post Unlocking Colorblind Friendly Game Design. I came across another one tonight while I was working on Scarlet Envelope Chapter II; so, I thought I would document the process of how I use some built-in tools in macOS to help me get past those puzzles. Hope you…

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    Enigma Fellowship: The Lost Knowledge

    Review Game Description “Prof. McEwan, a renowned archaeologist, is missing. His research group thinks he may be in danger. He was searching for a lost artifact of great significance. The Enigma Fellowship has been engaged to locate him and help solve his quest. Solve brain twisting puzzles to find the professor and then solve challenges to gain trust of an…