The Mystery Agency: The Ghost in the Attic

By | November 23, 2020

by The Mystery Agency (website)


๐Ÿ“ฆplay at home

Can you play the haunted game and banish the ghost forever?

Terrible things happened to those who played this haunted board game when it was released in the 1950s. But the only way to solve the mystery is to play the game yourself.

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Rated between 4 and 4.5 out of 5

based on ratings from 8 users

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Steph Norchi experienced rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Played: 20 Jan 2024 Team size: 4 Outcome: Successful escape!
story-drivenfamily friendly
Really good standard for a play-at-home game. So nice to see some more practical features used and even a playable aspect after you finish the actual objective. Great quality and good fun that is suitable for everyone. 
Kates experienced rated this:Rated between 45 and 45 out of 5
Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!

Really well constructed - we were utterly charmed by this game. Everything about it feels high quality, and it's great that it's resettable and we can pass on to friends to experience it for themselves.

Wesley Mead expert rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
Played: 5 Feb 2023 Team size: 2 Time taken: 60m
Francis Martinez rated this:Rated between 45 and 45 out of 5
Played: 2 Jan 2023 Team size: 4 Time taken: 2 hours Outcome: Successful escape!
beautifulimmersivefamily friendly

Beautifully constructed and immersive. Not too difficult, but not too easy either. Perfect for families. We loved it

imrahil experienced rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
PurpleB expert rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
MissLoopyLou93 experienced rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Played: 23 Jan 2022 Team size: 2 Time taken: 83:02 Outcome: Successful escape!
Fantastic game. Absolutely stunning, better than any game like this Iโ€™ve played before. Iโ€™d say it was better than the Balthazar Stone but not by much. 
smudgepuss rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Team size: 3 Time taken: About 35 minutes
quality material๐Ÿ˜จcreepy

This was the second of these games we've played, and we all rated it as being significantly better than The Balthazar Stone.

The build quality is excellent - if being nitpicky the chain around the box falls off with light handling and certainly won't contain that ghost!

The puzzles all seemed well-constructed, and the story was well-woven throughout the puzzle.  It did feel like we were trying to solve the a mystery, not just work out the answer.

I've rated it as 'creepy' as there are ominous written messages from the ghost within the puzzle materials, which some may find creepy.  There are no sudden scares or similar.

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