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A Monster's Expedition

By Chris Morris, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Utterly charming (and sometimes frustrating) puzzle game.

Game Apple Arcade 2020
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Puzzle games can sometimes be too clever for their own good and end up more exasperating than entertaining. A Monster's Expedition, though, is one of the most soothing puzzle games in years. A charming, no-pressure affair, the game doesn't make things easy for players, but it does offer many paths, so if one puzzle seems insurmountable at times, you can visit other islands and continue your exploration, coming back to the section that you were stuck on with a new perspective later).

The game mechanics are simple, but deep. You're trying to help a young monster explore a museum and uncover a variety of artifacts from humanity, which seem mysterious to them (but are pretty normal to us, like coffee makers). Players of all ages can enjoy the game, but it could be a bit advanced for especially young children. But fortunately, A Monster's Expedition is filled with hundreds of islands (some obvious, some semi-hidden) and lets players progress at their own pace . Plus, players get the chance to reset puzzles in increments without a penalty to your play. It's a wonderful time killer for people who want to stretch their brain.

Game Details

  • Platform: Apple Arcade
  • Pricing structure: Paid
  • Available online?: Available online
  • Publisher: Draknek
  • Release date: September 1, 2020
  • Genre: Puzzle
  • Topics: Adventures
  • ESRB rating: NR for No Descriptions
  • Last updated: September 24, 2020

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