Love, scandal, & puzzles
Location: at home
Date Played: September 13, 2020
Team size: 1-6; we recommend 2-3
Duration: 3-5 hours
Price: back on Kickstarter at $89 for the standard edition of the game
Mother of Frankenstein was a narrative-driven experience with ample puzzle content.
Hatch Escapes has a history of putting story at the center of their productions. One of their co-founders Tommy Wallach is a New York Times bestselling author… and his expertise showed in Mother of Frankenstein. The writing was fantastic, which it needed to be. When a company makes the bold decision to retell the story of one of history’s most significant authors through an immersive narrative, writing quality matters.
Beyond the writing, Mother of Frankenstein included high quality puzzles and production (of the beta version). The Astronomy puzzle in particular was a standout puzzle, not just in this game; it ranks among my favorite puzzles.
We played about 40% of the full, 3-volume game, and between that experience and hearing more about what is coming next, I can comfortably say that we are sold on Mother of Frankenstein.
If you’re down for a narrative-focused experience with puzzle content evenly and thoroughly dispersed throughout, I’d strongly recommend backing this beast on Kickstarter. I’m already eager to continue the journey.
Who is this for?
- Story seekers
- Puzzle lovers
- Any experience level
- Exceptional writing, characterization, and voicing
- Solid puzzling with a couple of true standouts
Over the course of 3 volumes, Mother of Frankenstein reimagined the life and experiences of Mary Shelley that led to her writing Frankenstein. Shelley was quite the interesting character in her own right.Continue reading “Hatch Escapes – Mother of Frankenstein [Review]”