If you’re a parent/carer who played adventure games in the 80s and 90s, Thimbleweed Park is a great way to introduce your family to the experience. The developers include some original LucasArts creators, who worked on titles like Monkey Island and Maniac Mansion. There’s a murder, small town, five characters to play as (including a ghost) and several hours worth of solving cleverly crafted puzzles within.
Genre: Point and click adventure.
Platforms: PC, Xbox and mobile.
Difficulty: Thimbleweed Park has a casual difficulty setting, in which some of the puzzles are partially solved. You can also call the HintTron 3000 (which I helped to make) if you get stuck, for in-game hints.
Content: Ransome (the clown) swears a lot but they’re all beeped out. (My kids found this hilarious.)
Age-related suggestions: If they’re playing without an adult, they’ll likely enjoy this more as a teen or older.
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