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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…

  • Blog

    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…

  • At Home Game

    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…

  • Non-Review

    Interview Over at The Escape Roomer

    Check out this interview I did for the ever-delightful Mairi Spaceship over at The Escape Roomer! Mairi’s blog was a big inspiration for my own Puzzle Game Review blog, so it was an absolute delight being interviewed by her. My favorite question was definitely: “What kind of Escape Room would I make if money wasn’t an object?” If you’ve known…

  • At Home Game

    Cluebox: Davy Jones’ Locker

    Review Game Description “London, 1720. Ian Kensington, captain of the British Engineering Forces, is responsible for the first successful recovery of a sunken ship. In the report to His Majesty King George I of England, Kensington mentions Davy Jones’ locker for the first time. Despite it being a real artifact, he describes the locker in the context of a legend…

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    Curious Correspondence Club: The Tinker’s Trinket

    Review Game Description “Navigate the treasures that litter the walls of the Tinker’s Workshop and perhaps become the first to discover a long lost secret?” Personal Experience This being our third chapter of the Curious Correspondence Club, we knew exactly what was awaiting us when we received our familiar envelope in the mail: a solid, but challenging, paper-based puzzle experience…

  • At Home Game

    The FairyTale Files: The Cinderella Murders

    Review Game Description “A Glass Slipper Murder? Lady Treville and one of her daughters are found stabbed in the royal gardens by a glass slipper. The prime suspect is the mistreated stepdaughter Cinderella – she had motive and opportunity. Could it be that simple?” Personal Experience The Society of Curiosities games I’ve played this year have been uniformly excellent, so…