Rod Gilles: Extraordinary Investigations: The Morgan File

By | July 21, 2020

by Rod Gilles (website)

📓escape book
Solve puzzles, crack codes, and follow the clues to reveal the plot of a conspiracy thriller in an exciting cross between an escape room and a novel, where you are the hero.
Join the Extraordinary Investigations Unit and take on your first case, the mysterious disappearance of researcher Louis Morgan, last seen on the trail of a secret cache of Nazi gold.
From the dying days of World War II to the modern day, this interactive puzzle novel sees you uncover a twisted tale of espionage, deceit, and murder - a missing investigator, a lost treasure, a sinister conspiracy.
Each chapter of the story is revealed through an Evidence File containing notes, photos, fragments of documents, maps, and newspaper articles. Hidden within the book's pages you'll find cleverly-designed puzzles and clues through which the story is told - offering hours of intriguing investigation.
The book is filled with a variety of challenges - ciphers and codes, visual puzzles, translation, number and symbol puzzles, as well as questions requiring online detective work. Regardless of the type of puzzle needing solved, the book includes a 3-tier hint system to ensure you'll never get totally stuck.
Whilst the book contains no explicit or violent imagery, the unfolding story explores adult themes of conspiracy, corruption, and murder, and may be unsuitable for children under 13.
Please note: checking solutions and tracking progress will require an internet connection.
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Rated between 25 and 35 out of 5

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PuzzleParrot expert rated this:Rated between 25 and 25 out of 5

I bought this because I read so many glowing reviews, but at the end of the day it wasn't for me. 

1) A good number of the puzzles are map puzzles, involving tediously searching for matching coastlines and hunting for city names.  Not my thing.

2) A good number of the puzzles are math puzzles, which are also not my thing.

3) A good number of the puzzles involve trawling the Internet for the names of Nazis and facts about their military strategies.  (The Nazis are, obviously, portrayed as bad guys.) I did not find it personally fun to spend the whole experience researching various Nazis.

For players who like geography, math, military history, and a lot of research, this would probably be the puzzle book for you.

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Extraordinary Investigations: The Morgan File is super realistic! For sure, it’s called a ‘Puzzle Novel’, but I’m not sure where the history ends and the fictional ‘novel’ begins? Which feels so refreshing! I love learning new things whilst I play and The Morgan File strikes that balance that very well.

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We uncover a twisted tale of espionage, deceit and murder in this interactive puzzle novel.

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