Bluefish Games: The Curious Elevator of Mr. Hincks

By | May 17, 2020

by Bluefish Games (website)

1-4 players

£25.00 $35.00

📦play at home
An eccentric at-home puzzle game for room escapers, board gamers, and the curious-minded.
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Rated between 40 and 50 out of 5

based on ratings from 8 users
combined with 6 pro reviews

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Curious Elevator is a combination of an online game with a physical box of puzzles delivered through the post. Each in the linear sequence of puzzles requires information from the website in addition to at least one of the items from the box. Each stage has the same format: an elevator illustration with a wrapped box on a table, which you click to receive the clues for the puzzle; plus a screen to click to enter your answer, and a link below for hints. While the online half of the game gives you...
The Curious Elevator of Mr. Hincks was structurally innovative and filled with strong, crafty puzzles with a robust hint system. Bluefish Games had been working for years to develop a product that they were happy with… and I know for a fact that they threw away at least one idea that they had gone deep into development on.

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Rest assured I’m looking forward to returning to the incredible world of Hincksland in some of Bluefish Games’s other puzzles in the future, for example the Hincks Gazette. But until then, The Curious Elevator of Mr. Hincks is a game well deserving of all it’s praise and accolades and a great price to boot.

There are few contraptions as well known and as convenient as the elevator – but what if we added the element of whimsy and imagination to them? Keeping this premise in mind, Bluefish Games takes you and your team through various, curious levels of at-home fun!
I had heard nothing but great things about Bluefish Games and their line of whimsical puzzles, so I ordered a copy of The Curious Elevator of Mr. Hincks with high expectations. I played through the issue of the Hinck's Gazette last week and found it to be delightful, so I was really excited to give this a go…

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