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Scott’s Toy Box: Birthday Mysteries

To celebrate my birth month May I thought I’d write about some of my current favorite mystery games and one game I am looking forward to playing.

That Time You Killed Me

The story of this two-player legacy game goes like this: one player invented time travel and the other player killed the person who invented time travel – in order to claim to have invented it. The problem is no one knows who did what. To solve this mystery, players play through 4 chapters, each with different rule sets, to find out which player killed the other. My friend and I have played through it and had a lot of fun. You have to plan your moves and anticipate your opponent’s moves as you battle in the present, past and future. 

$50 | Amazon

Escape Simulator

If you enjoy escape rooms and puzzles, you will love this video game. Escape Simulator has 21 rooms in 5 different themes. The puzzles will put your brain to work as you solve them. You can even learn how to make your own rooms and playrooms that other players have created. Pay attention to which player created games you are getting as some of them can be very scary, although the 21 rooms that the creators made are perfectly fine. You can only play Escape Simulator on your PC or Mac through Steam.

$15 | EscapeSimulator.com

Rear Window Game

Based on the Alfred Hitchcock classic movie Rear Window, this game is a cooperative game where one player takes the role of director. The other players try to figure out who the murderer is or even if there is a murder. The director knows the solution and gives clues and signs but can’t say a word. The game comes out this summer, and I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy.

$35 | Check Amazon Summer 2022 | Funkogames.com

About The Author

M Scott Anderson

M. Scott Anderson grew up in Hattiesburg and now currently lives in Jackson. He went to college at USM and got a degree in Mass Communications with a minor in Creative Writing. He has always loved to be a storyteller. Friends from childhood would tell him of stories he would say he’s writing that included them in it. He enjoys comic books and superheroes and loves having friends over to play both table top games and video games.

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