“Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Puzzle newspaper is surprisingly satisfying!”
Location: at home
Date Played: June 7, 2020
Team size: 1-2; we recommend 1-2
Duration: 1-2 hours
Price: $22 for 3 months, $39 for 6 months
Quick, affordable, and surprisingly fun… with an emphasis on the surprise.
I don’t typically enjoy the writing in tabletop puzzle games, but The Hincks Gazette was humorous and well written.
The puzzle types that Bluefish Games used throughout this experience fell into categories that I usually dislike, but Bluefish Games managed to make each and every puzzle intriguing and exciting.
I didn’t really know what to expect going into this, and each time I started thinking, “this isn’t going to be for me,” my expectations were subverted in the best kind of way.
Quick-hit subscription games are tough. It’s hard to sustainably produce quality content on an ongoing basis. Will The Hincks Gazette maintain this level of quality over the long haul? I cannot say. For now, however, I’m really happy with this product and wholeheartedly recommend it for word puzzlers.
I doubt that The Hincks Gazette will blow your mind, but for the price and the level of commitment, like The Curious Elevator of Mr. Hincks, this was easy to recommend.
Who is this for?
- Puzzle lovers
- Any experience level
- Smart puzzling in an elegant and inexpensive package
- It’s funny
We picked up a newspaper with a curiously incomplete story about sassy talking houseplants and how to make them stop being mean. The catch was that the last part was missing, and we really needed to fix our talking houseplant. The negativity was getting to us.Continue reading “Bluefish Games – Hincks Gazette [Review]”