Eleven Puzzles: Unboxing the Cryptic Killer

By | January 2, 2021

by Eleven Puzzles (website)


Languages: EN

90 mins

After receiving a suspicious text message, two former partners are sent to different locations.

On arrival, they find two chests and realize that the Cryptic Killer is on the hunt again!

Knowing they're in grave danger, they have called on you for your expertise in puzzle solving and code-breaking.

Can you help the detectives escape the clutches of the killer?

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Rated between 4 and 4.5 out of 5

based on ratings from 15 users
combined with 7 pro reviews

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StaceyF expert rated this:
Played: 3 Jan 2024 Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
value for money
Enjoyed this, played over two nights over Skype. Some puzzles were a little trickier than others but overall nice to play.
🏆Annagramma expert rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Played: 31 Dec 2023 Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!

Really enjoyed this story based game with lots of fun to solve puzzles, clever cooperative work and unique style. Highly recommend.

gaia00 expert rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Team size: 2
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opendorr rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Team size: 3 Outcome: Successful escape!
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AdamEscapes rated this:Rated between 45 and 45 out of 5
Played: 13 Jan 2022 Team size: 2 Time taken: 1:10
cleverimmersivefamily friendly

We had a lot of fun playing this. The coop element to it is great and very unique. Highly recommend

Martin W Payne rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Played: 20 Feb 2022 Team size: 4 Time taken: 1:54 Outcome: Successful escape!
value for moneyimmersivebroken tech

Some difficulty logging on to the game - Microsoft Edge didn’t seem to work but Chrome did, there could have been firewall issues too. But frustrating start - taking 20 mins for two teams to both get logged in. 

Once in, good game, very puzzle driven, requiring two teams and good communication between both teams. Played extremely well, with extra time being given when we were struggling with the final puzzle with a final discussion over which of two options we were going for. 

Great value for money and a pleasant afternoon spent “escaping”

Moosehead expert rated this:Rated between 45 and 45 out of 5
Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
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Anonymous rated this:Rated between 45 and 45 out of 5
Played: 9 Nov 2021 Team size: 2 Time taken: 1:12
EireBanshee expert rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Played: May 2021 Team size: 3 Outcome: Successful escape!

Love the teamwork element of this game.

Anne expert rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Played: 24 Aug 2021 Team size: 2
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The more I look back on this game, the more I realise how much I enjoyed it. I don’t know if they’re planning on making another one, but I really hope they do! Fun puzzles, a great interface, and just a really enjoyable game to play.
I think we've found our first favorite cooperative puzzle game in 2021! This game really bought out the teamwork aspect through the puzzles and game design. The final challenge with the timer countdown (you won't actually run out of time so don't worry, everyone will be able to finish) really captured that final urgency that we would feel in a real life escape room. We completed the game in 1 hours time and was left feeling wanting more! Being new creators in the digital game world, this was an amazing product. We can't wait to see what Eleven Puzzles will be able to whip up in the near future!

Unboxing the Mind of a Cryptic Killer was an unexpectedly delightful game! It’s got a bit of everything I love: A gritty plot and back story, gorgeous illustrations, and tantalisingly fun puzzles. Not only this but it also plays really well with a unique online two-player interface. I can’t recommend it enough!

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We split into two teams to escape the clutches of a puzzle-mad killer in this collaborative online game.
A crime story with a cartoon noir feel, an interesting split dynamic and some genuinely tense jeopardy, we found it fresh and unique.

Eleven Puzzles have really been unique in their stamp of an online game, with the combination of cartoon style artwork, team work puzzles and a detailed yet simple story to follow. We can see a lot of time has gone into this first challenge and how the experiences compliments all of these features they have designed, really shows. 

My favourite co-operative game so far, I really hope there’s more to come.

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