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Board game review & gameplay of: The Curious Elevator of mr. Hincks

Game design: A. & A. Ellet

Illustrations: N/A

  • 6.5/10
  • 14+
  • 1-6 players
  • 120-240 minutes


In this game you go up an elevator, filled with puzzles and enigmas you need to solve designed by inventor Stephen P. Hincks. The elevator can be found on a website and consists of different floors where you need to find a password in order to go to the next level. These passwords can be found by puzzling with the different attributes that come with the box. At the top floor you will have won the game.


This game is perfect for a puzzling afternoon. As we were a bit tired when we started it we had a few breaks and because it has no timer this is absolutely fine, it is a game you can easily play at your own pace.

The elevator on the website has a very nice interaction with the game. We really loved the kind voice of mister Hincks, it adds a lot to the atmosphere of the game and having a decoder on the website while puzzling 'offline' works really well!

A lot of the puzzles were nice and well thought off, making it overall a nice experience to me. Some of the puzzles were a bit too similar.


A copy of this game was provided to me by Blue Fish Games for the purpose of writing this review. My opinion however remains my own.

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