Eleven Puzzles: Unboxing the mind of a Cryptic Killer

By | January 2, 2021

by Eleven Puzzles (website)

2-6 players


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 40 and 50 out of 5

based on ratings from 8 users
combined with 6 pro reviews

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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 experienced rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Played: 24 Aug 2021 Team size: 2
magicalbacons experienced rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Played: 3 May 2021 Team size: 3 Outcome: Successful escape!
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Kevin Currie rated this:Rated between 45 and 45 out of 5
Team size: 4
Anonymous rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
PuzzleParrot expert rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
Played: March 25, 2021 Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!

We had quite a lot of fun with this one.  Great building of fun in-game tension, particularly towards the end.  And remarkably responsive; there was virtually no delay in synchronization, even when both players had spotty WiFi.  A very minor pseudo-quibble - I wasn't really sure why the game assigned us to different characters with different personality traits when those characters and their traits never seemed to appear in the narrative; that detail seemed almost like it was left over from a different, more narrative game.  But that was the only loose end in a highly polished experience. 

🦡cipherdelic expert rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5

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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!

Read the full, detailed review at EscapeMattster.com ⬊
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.
My favourite co-operative game so far, I really hope there’s more to come.

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