Bluefish Games: The Curious Stairs of Mr. Hincks

By | August 7, 2020

by Bluefish Games (website)

📦play at home
Looking for a challenge? Take the stairs!
An at-home puzzle game prequel 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 4 users
combined with 5 pro reviews

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Anonymous rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
PuzzleParrot expert rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5

The prequel to The Curious Elevator is just as delightfully whimsical and clever as the original.  Charming aesthetic, funny and engaging world.  These puzzles are longer and involve more steps than Elevator (no pun intended).  Challenging but always fair: the one hint I took, I immediately facepalmed because it should have been obvious.  Ridiculously affordable.  I am now a Bluefish diehard fan.

Anonymous rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
Played: 12 Sep 2020 Team size: 3 Time taken: 2:42 Outcome: Successful escape!
Darren Miller expert rated this:Rated between 45 and 45 out of 5

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After the Curious Elevator and the Curious Stairs, I have to hope that Team Bluefish release a third box named Curious Dumbwaiter or perhaps Curious Fire Escape. Actually, I hope they release more regardless of what they call it, because Elevator was excellent and Stairs is even better.
Curious Stairs is a prequel extension to Curious Elevator. Neither game really has anything you could describe as a narrative, so don't worry too much about this being a 'prequel'. As their website says, ...
If you liked The Curious Elevator of Mr. Hincks, then I suspect that you’ll love The Curious Stairs of Mr. Hinks.

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). It’s a shorter sweet introduction to the world of Hincksyland – bright, colourful and absolutely charming.

The Curious Stairs of Mr. Hincks from Bluefish Games was a joy to play. It’s filled to the brim with good humour and a wonderfully light tone that’s refreshing to see.

There’s creativity abound and it was able to breathe new life into some tired puzzle formats.

This was another fantastic game from Bluefish and was a super fun followup to The Curious Elevator of Mr. Hincks. While many puzzle games are full of dark and mysterious intrigue, I love the bright and sunny approach that Bluefish has taken with their games. They’re really carving out their own whimsical niche in the industry and I love them for it.

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