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True Clue - "The Enigma Code"

Updated: Oct 26, 2021

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Company: True Clue

Game: The Enigma Code

Country: USA 🇺🇸

Language: English

Type of Game: DIY Escape Kits 🖨️✂

Genre: Adventure

Date Played: October 23, 2021

Difficulty (based on 4 Players): 6/10

Size of Team: 2-4 Players

Time: Up to 2 Hours

Price: $20.00


Inspired by the true story of the enigma machine, The Enigma Code follows the creation and

subsequent legacy of Arthur Scherbius’s patented encryption machine. As you travel through this game you will uncover the crucial role this machine had on World War Two and learn about the other famous counterparts who contributed to the enormous efforts of breaking the code. Can you solve this enigma, or will you also be left in the dark?

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"The Enigma Code" is a Print-n-Play game designed by True Clue. For this game, you will need a coloured printer, a pair of scissors, a pen/pencil and a device with internet access. Only one page, in particular, requires cutting while another requires colour identification. There is a website that you will be using throughout the game to guide you through the puzzles as well as provide the narrative history of the enigma machine. The game takes places over 10 clues that are unlocked with every solution – the printed sheets are labelled their clue numbers for easy reference, but some clues do not require printed sheets as the pertinent information is on the website.

This game is a linear puzzle solving experience and the online content will provide key details to help you solve. They also contain hints if you require them. It is important to note multiple attempts to submit and incorrect puzzle solution will lock you out from submitting another answer for 3 minutes. Outside research will also be required for some of the puzzling through easy googling about certain topics.

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The puzzles for "The Enigma Code" were a mix of easy and hard. They include logic, math, cipher breaking, and more. I particularly enjoyed the use of logic puzzles in the experience as they worked well for collaborative puzzle playing. They allowed for quick assigning of roles in order to divide and conquer the puzzles. In addition, I couldn’t help but really appreciate some of the ideas around the puzzles. Even the math puzzle, which usually I’m not a fan of math, I appreciated the technique. Every puzzle provided an opportunity for a different type of puzzler to shine. This showed a thoughtful insight into creating puzzles with a nice twist to them. I also really liked how well the story of the enigma code was broken up with each reveal of the next clue. They tied things well together and gave a sense of reward as we played. This game definitely allows for players with a variety of strengths to come together and solve puzzles.

At the same time, we found some of the puzzles swung quite wide between easy and hard. The

final puzzle, as a result, was slightly anticlimactic and the cipher puzzle is one that some of my team is still struggling to wrap out head around. In some cases things became a little tedious because of the flip flopping. I recommend not being afraid to take few hints to help yourself along for those more challenging puzzles.

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"The Enigma Code" is a fun collaborative code breaking experience for players to work together on. With the added historical narrative, each solution gives you a real sense of satisfaction as well as ties the puzzling to the real-world events. Some of the puzzles could use some more sign posting but the hint system can help in a pinch. If you enjoy history, are always looking for good collaborative puzzles, and want a game that can be done in a single evening, then this is a great option!


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Disclosure: We thank True Clue for providing us with a sample of the game. Although complimentary experience was generously provided, it does not impact our opinion on the review whatsoever.

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