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Enigmida: A tarot puzzletale & other wondrous recs

Enigmida: A tarot puzzletale & other wondrous recs
By Matthew Stein • Issue #16 • View online
Greetings, puzzlers!
I’ve recently played some truly stellar new puzzle games which I’d be negligent not to share with you all.
Two of these are tabletop puzzle games available on Kickstarter for just a few days longer. The Light in the Mist is a tarot puzzletale from PostCurious, with stunning original artwork by Jack Fallows. The Vandermist Dossier is an artsy narrative puzzle adventure from talented Dutch designers.
Two others are remote escape games that present novel twists on the format. The Traveler’s Guide to Little Sodaburg is a witty, hilarious adventure through time that brilliantly takes advantage of the strengths of the virtual medium. The Keeper & The Fungus Among Us combines puppetry, miniature sets, original musical numbers, and escape rooms into perhaps the most delightfully unique game I’ve played this past year.
(By the way, although this issue might feel a bit like a giant ad, none of these are sponsored plugs - I don’t do that sort of thing. I’m just genuinely really excited about all these amazing new games 🎉)
And as always, make sure to read to the end for this issue’s puzzle!

The Light in the Mist
The Vandermist Dossier
The Traveler's Guide to Little Sodaburg
The Keeper & The Fungus Among Us
Puzzle of the Week
I’m thinking of something in my house. If I remove two letters from the beginning, I get a verb. If I remove two more letters from the beginning, I get somewhere. If I remove two more letters from the beginning, I get a card. What am I thinking of?
Solution to last issue’s puzzle
(in rot13) RFPURE vf RF + PURE. Zbir RF gb gur raq naq nqq EV (Eubqr Vfynaq) orgjrra gur cnegf gb trg PUREEVRF.
Congrats to everyone who submitted a correct answer: wassamatta_u, Sean McBride, Dan Katz, M. Sean Molley, Aiden Guinnip, Josh, Greg Schechter, Melinda, Mike Huff, and Fez.
Cryptically yours,
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Matthew Stein

I'm an Oakland, CA-based puzzle and alternate reality game designer. I create experiences that guide participants to connect through play and to find wonder in the mundane.

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