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Come visit Huxley's Boarding House, home of the mysterious clock tower! We are an exclusive retreat for people who want to get away from it all and learn what life was really like in the Victorian Era – no phones, no technology! Our strict schedule of daily activities will help immerse you in the experience and must be adhered to at all times. The waiting list to get in is long, so sign up today!

A note from the management: Reports of the boarding house's tragic past and subsequent haunting are greatly exaggerated. Also, please ignore the detective investigating the disappearance of one of our recent guests...

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Mystery Case Files: Broken Hour is rated 3.2 out of 5 by 28.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Delightfully spooky I like a relaxed, casual game with a decent story, plenty of HOSs and a Good Map, and this game was nearly perfect. It was a little heavier on the puzzles than HOs, but they were easy enough that I didn't mind, and the story was really excellent - creepy and hokey in all the right ways, with enough mystery to keep me paying attention to the dialog. The length was good - not too short - and the pacing was good for a casual player who's not going to do the whole game in one sitting. The scenes were lovely and interesting. The journal was actually useful for a change - I wouldn't have kept up with the timetable without it, that's for sure - and the map was everything I wanted (yes, it transports, yes, it tells you where there's something to do).
Date published: 2017-03-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bring your "A" game! Yes, it starts rather slow and boring...you can tell those who did only the demo. It may not be "fun"..in the birthday party sense, but, what creepy game is? I bought it, played it, and it met my level of Challenge. If you like to take your time with a game (not race thru) this is a good one. HOP's are new, varied, and excellent. The Mini-Games, while not impossible, do take some thought. Pssst...I did skip two. I will leave those to the "Mini-Game Masters"...with my hat doffed to them. To Challenge yourself...this is an excellent game. Please take your time and enjoy!
Date published: 2017-01-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Almost Missed this Gem. I had played a little of the demo and then never purchased until I had to use up a credit. Wow! What a bargain. Loved the unusual story and the off beat scenery. Thought the voices were quite good-better than most. The music was varied and fit the narrative. A couple of scenes looked familiar to me, especially the scene with Sebastian in the water tank but it was not a distraction. Not too many HOS. LOTS of fun games. Wish you had the opportunity to replay them without going through the whole game. Main con would be that I thought the graphics lacked real impact sometimes and were occasionally obscure. Game is long and you are constantly finding new parts of the mansion which keeps things interesting. Interactive map but not too much back and forth.
Date published: 2017-01-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Don't understand the bad reviews I really enjoyed this game. I enjoy all of the Mystery Case Files. After the reviews, I played this as a stand alone game, not one of the others. I liked the story line, the hidden objects and I always love the puzzles that have several components on one page. I really don't understand the dislike. I recommend it.
Date published: 2017-01-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from No monotony Lots of difficult mini games. Loved it!
Date published: 2017-01-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worth buying this one OK, let's just get past the fact that this is a MCF game. It's not the same as the earlier ones, for sure. But as far as a game goes, this is one to play. This took quite a long time to finish and it was not just a basic find an object and move along type of game like so many of the others. You definitely needed to refer back to your journal in order to complete some of these puzzles. Some puzzles were multi-step ones - some were easy and some made you think. Now the story...as one of the others already stated, it does get a little confusing. I swear there was a name used near the beginning that was NEVER used again. And then the issue with the Assistant. I never did figure that one out. If you get it and leave a review, please enlighten me. Other than that, the game was long, had some great puzzles, and was not just a straightforward HOP and basic puzzle kind of game. I'd recommend it.
Date published: 2017-01-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent game again This is just right in challenge for me. The game lasts a long time so worththe $$$. Story line ok and graphics too. i loved the puzzles and the HOs
Date published: 2016-12-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from THE HOUSE OF HUXLEY'S HORRORS Ever wish you could turn back the hands of time, back to a simpler way of life? Welcome to Huxley's Boarding House, where they have turned back the clock to the Victorian era where life moves at a much slower pace. No phones, no technology (say what! I'm outta here!) no modern day hustle and bustle, race against the clock drama. As long as you can agree to follow a few simple rules, and a strict schedule, you'll find yourself enlightened and refreshed after your stay....well, only IF you survive the horrifying secrets held within the Huxley's Boarding House! This just might be another one of MCF's famous series ranking right up there with Madame Fate and the famous Ravenhearst games. This game will be tough for beginners, but doable, because this is not a hand holding type of game, and I love it. Many of the tasks require you to reference codes and clues you've seen previously, and your journal doesn't always have the exact clue written in it, or there may be more than one clue that may seem applicable which can be confusing. After the demo, things seem easier once you get into the swing of things. Then again, MCF has made those Super Puzzles famous, and they can be really challenging, but, they do let you skip sections of the super puzzle if one of the multi-layered puzzles boggles your brain, which has happened to me, especially by the end of the game, lol! There aren't any fuzzy wuzzy helpers to assist you in finding the Queen's Royal Photographer, George Pritchard, whose last known whereabouts was at the Huxley's Boarding House. In the Collector's Edition version, each scene has a Morphing Object to find, some are very well hidden and the cursor doesn't change to scream :here I am" I absolutely love that I have to actually use my brain to solve this case! The Hidden Object Scenes are mostly Interactive List finds but MCF games are all about the Mini Games and solving tasks. The HOP's are well done and entertaining, but nothing compared to the puzzles, especially the Super Puzzles. The CE version has Hidden Ladybugs, one in each HOP. The Mini Games are fantastic, even the tasks themselves are more like a mini game than just a mindless operation of turning a key etc. Below are brief descriptions of some of the mini games you'll encounter during the demo: 1) Locate and enter the right code. 2) Memorize the darkened squares, then insert the punch card an press those same memorized squares. 3) Super Puzzle which is a multi-layered puzzle using a decoder to solve the encryption and learn a story. 4) Set the time on the clock by pressing on the cogs to rotate the hands. 5) Place the 5 different clock hands onto the correct clock and then set the correct time by referring to your journals clues. 6) Super Puzzle, another fantastic multi-layered puzzle following blueprints and solving several puzzles within. The Collector's Edition has 27 replayable Mini Games, 14 replayable Hidden Object Scenes, a Developer's Hunt game, Case Files, Concept Art, Wallpapers (most require you to earn and spend tokens in the Hunt game to access) 11 replayable Movies, 9 Music Soundtracks, 42 Morphing Objects, 14 Lucky Ladybugs within the HOP's, a built in Strategy Guide and a Bonus Chapter, enjoy!
Date published: 2016-12-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Puzzle Mania Fantastic puzzles and less lame story line that other games
Date published: 2016-12-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from One Hard Game WOW! That was one tough game. The mini games as well as some of the HOS were really tough. I had to skip a few, I just couldn't figure them out. I really loved the story line and I loved the little guy who was a ghost hunter(one of my weaknesses, ghost-hunters). Some of the scenes were just grand looking. I enjoyed the uniqueness of some of the mini games and HOS. Be ready to put your thinking cap on.
Date published: 2017-03-15
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