Tag Archives: Unlock!

Unlock!: Tombstone Express

Room-in-a-box, Jul 2018

Rated between 3 and 3.5 out of 5
It is very much to Unlock!’s credit that they keep experimenting with their format. Having established a game system that works, they could have easily settled into churning out identikit games. Instead, each new release seems to push the format in a… (more)

Unlock!: A Noside Story

Room-in-a-box, Jul 2018

Rated 3 out of 5
The first Unlock! game I played was Squeek & Sausage, and that game’s characters return in this sequel, which has some joking references back to the original but which works perfectly well even if you haven’t played that one. It has the same bold car… (more)

Unlock!: The Tonipal’s Treasure

Room-in-a-box, Jan 2018

Rated 4 out of 5
The Unlock games have so far been released in sets of three, and both times the third game in the set has had the highest difficulty rating and has also seemed to be the one with all the designers’ favourite ideas. This one, The Tonipal’s Treasure, i… (more)

Unlock!: The Nautilus’ Traps

Room-in-a-box, Dec 2017

Rated 3 out of 5
Second in the Mystery Adventures set of Unlock games, The Nautilus’ Traps is a beautifully illustrated game with an evocative theme, creative puzzle ideas and some clever ideas that mix up the format somewhat; and despite all that it’s a contender fo… (more)

Unlock!: The House on the Hill

Room-in-a-box, Dec 2017

Rated 3.5 out of 5
They’ve been out on the far side of the Atlantic for a while now, but the three new Unlock games finally reached the U.K. in December. Here they’re sold as a single box of three games with each described as a different difficulty level, and House on … (more)

Unlock!: Fifth Avenue

Room-in-a-box, Aug 2017

Rated 3 out of 5
The initial release of Unlock! came packaged with a 10 min intro game, but also provided a 30 min free print and play game, The Elite. Fifth Avenue is a second free print and play game of the same length as The Elite. There appear to be two more prin… (more)

Unlock!: The Elite

Room-in-a-box, Mar 2017

Rated 3 out of 5
The Elite is a free print-and-play game available as a demo of the Unlock! system. As such, you’re probably reading this either because you want to know whether it’s worth the minimal cost and effort to print off a copy, or because you’ve played The … (more)