Bluefish Games: The Curious Stairs of Mr. Hincks

Bluefish Games … I think we can all agree they’re one of the most loved game making couples in the world. Which is why it it’s just so exciting when they make something new! Anna and Ace are back at it again with a wonderful prequel to The Curious Elevator of Mr. Hincks. The Curious Stairs of Mr. Hincks (shortened hereafter as The Curious Stairs) is a shorter (though you’d never be able to tell with my completion time!), sweet introduction to the world of Hincksyland. It’s bright, colourful and absolutely charming. Continue reading Bluefish Games: The Curious Stairs of Mr. Hincks

Unlock!: The Nautilus’ Traps

The Nautilus Traps brings you to the bottom of the sea. When a sea monster attacks your submarine at the outset of the adventure, its up to you to make your way through the depths and back to the surface if you’re going to escape before your oxygen runs out. Rating: Tricky!Completion Time: 80 minutesDate Played: 27th July 2020Party Size: 2 Oof … This one … Continue reading Unlock!: The Nautilus’ Traps

Puzzle Post: The Missed Flight

You gave your message to Lucy Kingston to deliver. She’s been travelling around Europe but has been caught up in some unscrupulous business. She’s hasn’t done anything wrong, but someone’s after her and she’s gone into hiding. Rating: Brilliant!Completion Time: 32 minutesDate Played: 26th July 2020Party Size: 1 The Missed Flight is a brand new gift concept from the clever people at Puzzle Post. The idea is simple! A … Continue reading Puzzle Post: The Missed Flight

Mobile Escape: Missing Person

After a harrowing cliffhanger in Episode 1, we’re back with cousin JJ in Episode 2. Rating: Brilliant!Completion Time: 39 minutesDate Played: 12th of July 2020Party Size: 2 This review passively discusses the ending of Episode 1: Family Secrets. Only read on if you don’t want that to be spoiled for you! …And we’re back! The long awaited sequel of Family Secrets – Missing Person has … Continue reading Mobile Escape: Missing Person

Bluefish Games: The Curious Elevator of Mr. Hincks

Inventor Stephen P. Hincks has been developing a set of confounding puzzles and he is finally ready to present them to you. Rating: Outstanding!Completion Time: 1 Hour 30 MinutesDate Played: 19th of June 2020Party Size: 2 This has to be one of my most awaited play at home games of the season! In the current period, shipping times are long! It still didn’t stop me excitedly … Continue reading Bluefish Games: The Curious Elevator of Mr. Hincks

Unlock!: The Island of Doctor Goorse

The day had started off well. After weeks of hesitation, you finally accepted the invitation of Archibald Goorse, the eccentric billionaire, archaeological rarities collector. You’d been flown to his private island, located a few miles from the Bahamas, in an old twin-engine. Rating: DifferentCompletion Time: 65 minutesDate Played: 23rd of May 2020Party Size: 2 The Island of Doctor Goorse is one of many in the … Continue reading Unlock!: The Island of Doctor Goorse

Mobile Escape: Family Secrets

A mysterious cousin … Who is he? What does he want? Where has he gone? Rating: OutstandingCompletion Time: 42 minutesDate Played: 29th of April 2020Party Size: 2 Mobile Escape NAILED IT! Admittedly, it took us a while to stop giggling about how funny the opening letter is… A long lost cousin who your family have kept secret suddenly wants to give you an enormous fortune. … Continue reading Mobile Escape: Family Secrets

Modern Treasure Hunt: The V.O.C. Treasure

Sunk on a mysterious V.O.C. (Dutch version of the East India Company) ship, join the Van Amstel family and claim your family’s rightful inheritance! Rating: CreativeCompletion Time: 50 minutesDate Played: 7th of January 2020Party Size: 3 In this time of quarantine – you have to get creative and play an “at home” escape room. Now there are TONNES on the market and all my favourite escape room companies … Continue reading Modern Treasure Hunt: The V.O.C. Treasure

The Enigmagram

An envelope lands on your doorstep, inside is a letter from someone but you don’t know who… Rating: BrilliantCompletion Time: 30 minutesDate Played: 25th of December 2019Party Size: 2 If the date wasn’t a giveaway, why yes this was a Christmas gift! One of many I bought this Christmas – I’m reviewing the copy I purchased for my partner as we puzzled through it together on Christmas morning. … Continue reading The Enigmagram

Exit the Game: The Pharaoh’s Tomb

The excursion to the Valley of the Kings is the highlight of your vacation to Egypt. As you crawl through the narrow passageways, you lose the rest of your tour group. You enter a mysterious burial chamber. A massive stone door closes behind you.  Rating: FunCompletion Time: 58 minutesDate Played: 17th of August 2019Party Size: 3 3 weeks and counting of being stuck at home and definitely getting … Continue reading Exit the Game: The Pharaoh’s Tomb