Week in Review: July 1 – 7
Nothing up this sleeve and nothing up that sleeve, but that doesn’t stop us from making a full week of new releases appear! Not all magic tricks are good, though. A less pleasant magician is making things disappear in Shattered Minds: Encore and another trickster made himself disappear in Clairvoyant: The Magician’s Mystery! If you’re not in the mood for a magic act, then how about a treasure hunt? Use your puzzle-solving skills to find Blackbeard’s treasure in Arizona Rose and the Pirates’ Riddles.
All of those games and more are available in this week’s roundup of new releases!
1. Flux Family Secrets: The Book of Oracles
Release date: July 1
The time traveling, hidden object-finding action is back in the third installment of the Flux Family trilogy. You’ll get to explore the worlds of famous historical figures, but it’s not all fun and games! The timeline needs to be repaired, and only you can do it by finding lost objects and solving puzzles throughout history.
Play the first game to see where it all began!
2. Shattered Minds: Encore
Release date: July 2
Magicians are known for making things disappear. It’s one of those iconic tricks that keeps the crowd coming back to magic shows. But, there’s a deranged magician on the prowl whose forgetting an important part of the disappearing trick: Making those things reappear! It’s up to you to solve 20 mysterious puzzles and find out where the world’s monuments are going in Shattered Minds: Encore.
If you find yourself hypnotized by malevolent magicians, track down the villainously vile Visage in the first game of the series, Shattered Minds: Masquerade.
3. Clairvoyant: The Magician Mystery
Release date: July 3
This game flips the tables on the popular disappearing trick. This time, it’s the magician who has vanished! You’ll get to explore the dark carnival setting, using your clairvoyant powers to unravel the mystery behind the magician’s disappearance. In addition to some hidden object hunting, you’ll get to play the carnival games and interview the full cast of colorful characters.
4. Legends of Solitaire: The Lost Cards
Release date: July 4
The House of Cards has fallen. Solitaire Kingdom lies in ruins and must be restored! It’s up to you to play through Solitaire matches as you journey throughout the kingdom to find all of the lost cards and rebuild the House of Cards!
5. Arizona Rose and the Pirates’ Riddles
Release date: July 5
Yarrrr! It’s time for an old-fashioned pirate treasure hunt, but Blackbeard is one crafty pirate. He hid his treasure behind a series of puzzles. You’ve found the lost maps of the infamous pirate, but you’ll need a little more to make it through the more than 200 levels. This game challenges you with a series of puzzles, riddles and even Hidden Object scenes! For the completionists, there are also 15 achievements to unlock!
6. A Vampire Tale
Release date: July 5
Caroline’s search for her missing father takes her to Transylvania, where she accidently frees a centuries-old vampire! If you can find the time between chasing down ancient vampires and avoiding the millennia-long clan war, feel free to admire the lovely gothic architecture as you uncover treasonous plots and betrayal. Can you use your Hidden Object skills to vanquish the vamp?
7. Grim Facade: Sinister Obsession Collector’s Edition
Release date: July 6
The maid of a wealthy family summons you to a lush Italian vineyard, but this is no vacation. After arriving, you discover that three women have been murdered! Your job is to find the identity of the villain before another victim can be claimed – or worse, you become the next victim! The most obvious suspect is someone from the Conti family, but neither Signor Conti nor his sons have been around to commit murder. Find hidden objects to track down the real villain through the rural Italian estate.
The Collector’s Edition includes bonus content and an integrated Strategy Guide.
8. Rite of Passage: The Perfect Show
Release date: July 7
The small town of Everlake was recently struck by a series of mysterious child abductions! As a teacher, you take matters into your own hands and begin an investigation to uncover the truth behind the disappearing children. Be careful, though! Not everyone you meet will be what they seem. Use your sleuthing skills to uncover the truth behind their motives and find the children of Everlake before it’s too late!
The Collector’s Edition includes bonus content not found in the regular game, as well as an integrated Strategy Guide!