If you enjoy The Light in the Mist, we hope you’ll check out our interview with creator Rita Orlov on The Reality Escape Pod.
Location: at home
Date Played: September 2021
Team size: 1-4; we recommend 2
Duration: 5-10 hours (easily spread out over as many sittings as you like)
Price: about $32 + shipping for the standard edition
I think you’re going to want to back The Light in the Mist on Kickstarter.
Rita Orlov of PostCurious teamed up with masterful illustrator Jack Fallows of Cryptogram Puzzle Post to create a custom, bepuzzled tarot deck packed with gorgeous art, all wrapped in a heartfelt story. The collaboration played to the strengths of these two creators.
The Light in the Mist displayed both creators at their absolute best and showed a maturity of design, while making use of the tarot deck as a medium for both puzzle design and storytelling.
Beyond the incredible aesthetics and stellar puzzles, The Light in the Mist was a remarkably unopinionated product. It can be just a puzzle game, or just a story, or just a tarot deck – which was a nifty trick of design.
When we complete tabletop puzzle games, even the ones we love, we usually find ourselves feeling a certain sense of relief. When we finished The Light in the Mist, we found ourselves missing it… wishing it were a little longer. Honestly, this was the perfect length. It’s better to return from a vacation wishing it were a couple of days longer than ultimately wishing that the trip had ended sooner; the same is true for puzzle games.
We loved The Light in the Mist. Although we’ve already played, we will back it on Kickstarter because we want to own a production copy. You’re going to want one too.
Who is this for?
- Story seekers
- Puzzle lovers
- Art aficionados
- Practitioners of the Tarot
- Any experience level
- The tarot deck looks gorgeous. It’s the kind of thing you’ll want to own.
- The puzzles are stellar and varied, with an incredible hint system to make this game as easy you want it to be. Play at your own level.
- There’s a beautiful, intimate, and well-crafted story running throughout the experience.
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