Asked Questions

What do I need to play?
Everything you need comes in the box, but we recommend a pen and paper to make notes. You will need a device to run the online part of the game; anything with a connection to the internet, but ideally a laptop or desktop computer with speakers to play music. The bigger your screen the better!

Is this game for kids?
We’ve designed our games to be playable for anyone aged 8 and above. You can play alone or in a group. 

What about grown-ups?
History Mysteries are family-friendly, but you don’t need kids to enjoy them. They’re challenging and satisfying for adults too.

What about kids under 8?
If your younger children enjoy puzzles and games, and can call upon an adult for help when they get stuck, there’s no reason why they won’t be able to enjoy History Mysteries!
Aren’t you called Mini Mysteries?
We updated our name to reflect the nature of our games. These are involving puzzle adventures, and there’s nothing mini about them!

Is this game stressful?
We’ve aimed for a nice balance of tension and fun, without punishing players if they get a puzzle wrong! The games are designed to be forgiving, and you will never be blocked from finishing them.

Can this game be played more than once?
History Mysteries are not designed for repeat plays, but if you are intending to pass your copy on to a friend you can reassemble it after playing.

Is this game educational?
It is! The puzzles and the story are the focus, but the gameplay is based around developing an understanding of history.

I’m a teacher. Can my class play these?
History Mysteries make a great class activity, and we offer discounts for educators. Please ︎ email us at to find out more.
Who is behind this?
History Mysteries is the work of three guys who just love to puzzle. Jon Gracey is a writer and game designer. Matthew Hancock is an illustator and graphic designer. Richard Soames is an actor, comedian and teacher.

What’s your game design experience?

Between us we’ve designed multiple immersive, interactive and gaming experiences, both in theatres and for private companies. We combine a love of play and tight design as well as using our theatrical background to tell rich stories with great characters that breathe life into the worlds we create.

Do you ship to my country?
We are a UK-based company, but we ship all around the world. Postage is calculated at the checkout. Please note that deliveries can sometimes take a few weeks to arrive in countries outside of Europe.


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