Tag Archives: Unlock!

Unlock!: The Noside Show

Room-in-a-box, Jan 2020

Rated between 3.5 and 4 out of 5
While each Unlock! game is a stand-alone story, fully half the boxed sets have included an episode featuring the closest thing the series has to a recurring villain. The Noside Show is the third of these, and its cartoonish style of illustration and … (more)

Unlock!: Insert Coin

Room-in-a-box, Aug 2019

Rated 3.5 out of 5
As a matter of policy, Unlock! box sets seem to each contain one game that’s more tailored for younger players, in both theming and difficulty level; in the Heroic set, that game is Insert Coin.
It’s themed for retro 80s arcade gaming, and that’s re… (more)

Unlock!: Scheherazade’s Last Tale

Room-in-a-box, Jun 2019

Rated 3 out of 5
Second in Unlock!’s Exotic Adventures set, Scheherazade’s Last Tale dives into the mythology of Arabian nights, with the premise that Scheherazade has run out of inspiration on her final night, and needs you to save her. It’s a romantic and distincti… (more)

Unlock!: The Night of the Boogeymen

Room-in-a-box, Jun 2019

Rated 3 out of 5
Unlock! are nothing if not experimental. I imagine it’s due to the variety of designers involved, typically a different designer for each game, but the way each game is distinctive not just in presentation but in gameplay is one of the series’s parti… (more)