Mystery City – The Monuments Mission [Hivemind Review]

The Monuments Mission is a point-and-click-style game created by Mystery City Games in Amsterdam.

The Monuments Mission logo from Mystery City includes an assortment of documents and keys.

Format

Style of Play:

  • Online native experience (can NOT be played IRL)
  • Play on demand
  • Point-and-click

Required Equipment: computer with internet connection, pen and paper

Recommended Team Size: 1-3

Play Time: no timer, but play time is about 1-2 hours

Price: €18 per group

Booking: purchase and play at your leisure

Description

In this game, you follow the story of the Monuments Men as they complete various missions to retrieve artwork that was stolen by the Nazis in World War II. Each mission slowly unfolds through alternating story and puzzle sections. The puzzles involve light point-and-click interactions with maps, photographs, and other objects. Overall, there are six missions (plus training), and each mission contains around 5 puzzles.

It was unclear how best to collaborate remotely to play this game. Some of our reviewers opted to play together over Google meet with each player running their own version of the game simultaneously.

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Mystery City Games – A Death in the Red Light [Hivemind Review]

Update 4/10/21 – This game has been upgraded from a clickable pdf to a browser based game. We tested the new browser-based instance and it works great. It’s a less novel format, but more user-friendly.

A Death in the Red Light is an online puzzle game created by Mystery City Games in Amsterdam.

A map of a city with pins making many different locations.

Format

Style of Play: clickable PDF with accompanying website

Required Equipment: computer with internet connection

Recommended Team Size: 1-3

Play Time: 1-2 hours

Price: €12 introductory price

Booking: purchase the game and play at your leisure

Description

The game is played using an interactive pdf. It contains a map of locations to visit and puzzles at those locations. There is a web component for getting additional information, accessing hints, and submitting your final answer.

One reviewer highly recommends listening to the Spotify playlist.

Note that this game contains adult themes such as murder, drugs, and prostitution.

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