Wish You Were Here is a new kind of mystery. Five mysterious postcards arrive at your doorstep, a criminal's challenge: catch them... if you can. Codes, ciphers, riddles, and other puzzles abound in these lavishly-produced cards that will leave you not only with a sense of satisfaction if you're able to solve the mystery, but also a beautiful curio you can save, display, or even pass on to a friend to solve next.
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I am not normally as enchanted with cipher-heavy, process-heavy puzzles, or research-based puzzles, but these postcards are the exception. I think the premise of *slight spoiler* who you are helping, and how, made me more invested and willing to put the work in. Hard work, and satisfying.
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In the "heavily puzzle-based" genera, this is probably my favourite. There is some story to it, but the best thing is how puzzles are hidden in beautiful graphic design. This was the first postcard-mystery I played, and still haven't seen anything better.
The boom in physical escape rooms has brought with it an increasing range of play at home puzzle products in various formats. Enigma Emporium's first such product, Wish You Were Here, is notable for the efficiency of its design: an envelope containing five postcards. The outside of the envelope gives a brief orientation message, but after that it's up to you to find the puzzles, work out solutions for them, and discover how everything fits together.
Not that you'll have any difficulty finding p...
Enigma Emporium’s Wish You Were Here took us by surprise. Although the small package of five postcards initially seemed unimpressive, as we began to solve it, we realized how much love and care went into cramming these cards with quality puzzle content. It felt like there was always another thing to solve on the cards.