Crux Club – Puzzle Rap Star: A Hip Hop Puzzle Book [Hivemind Review]

Puzzle Rap Star is a puzzle book created by Crux Club.

Puzzle Rap Star book cover depicts a rapper holding a mic in one hand, with his other hand in the air.

Format

Style of Play:

  • Puzzle book
  • Light puzzle hunt
  • Play on-demand (i.e. purchase and play any time)

Who is it For?

  • Story seekers
  • Puzzle lovers
  • Any experience level

Required Equipment: Internet connection, pen and paper

Recommended Team Size: 1-2

Play Time: No game clock. Our reviewers played this book leisurely over a week or more. Chapters took anywhere from 10 minutes to an hour or so of active puzzling.

Price: about $14.99

Booking: purchase and play at your leisure

Description

This is a book where you work puzzles 1 through 60 in numeric order, since some puzzles build on prior answers. The final answer is entered online. A pencil and paper are useful for solving and keeping track of answers. Looking up information on the internet may be necessary for a few puzzles.

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Crux Club – Mob Treasure [Hivemind Review]

Mob Treasure is a puzzle book treasure hunt created by Crux Club.

Mob Treasure book cover and open book displaying a puzzle.

Format

Style of Play:

  • Book
  • Light puzzle hunt
  • Play on demand

Required Equipment: computer with internet connection, mobile device, pen and paper, scissors

Expect to use an internet-connected device (phone or PC) to do research for some of the puzzles.

Recommended Team Size: 1-3

Play Time: No game clock. Chapters took anywhere from 10 minutes to an hour or so of active puzzling.

Price: $15.99

Booking: purchase and play at your leisure

Description

In this book, you are on a quest to find the rumored treasure of mobster Dutch Schultz. This treasure hunt is divided into fifteen chapters full of illustrations and a bit of text, and each chapter contains about five puzzles. To solve each puzzle, you must analyze the information within the chapter and sometimes consult outside sources. You verify your answer by comparing it to the solution list in the back of the book. Once you have completed all of the puzzles within a chapter, you may proceed to the next chapter.