New Games: Unlock! (lots of them)

Mike Foston

Mike Foston

New Games: Unlock! (lots of them)

Oh my! We tried one and were rubbish at it, but we had fun and solved it in the end, taking probably twice as long as we were supposed to. So we decided to get some more. You get three different games in each box, but we assumed you'll need a while to forget all the details and quirks to play it again, so we decided we should see if we could find some more. I got a little carried away; we now own at least 11, that's at least 33 games, so if we play one a week, it'll be over 6 months until we play it again. Will we remember any of the details? We certainly hope not.

The games are primarily played with a set of cards, most numbered from 1 to around 60; the first card starts the game and will most likely tell you the next card you need to find in the deck. Whilst they might be labelled 1 to however many, that's not the order in which you play/read them. Instead, you may be given clues to other cards, or you may have a puzzle to solve to allow you to identify the card you should read next. But does a card with the number or reference you've come up with exist? To find out, you have to look through the cards.

The game is played with an App available for IOS or Android, and various features can be activated or checked using the App. The amount of time the app gets used seems to vary between the games, but you are always trying to get to the end of the game before the hour timer runs out. We've not been close so far!

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