Review – Adrift by PostCurious
Website Link – https://www.getpostcurious.com
Price – $49.00
Disclaimer: we purchased the game with our own money, this review is not sponsored. All thoughts are our own.
PostCurious’ Adrift places players in the roles of expert dream interpreters. They will work to decipher several dreams that are being presented to them through writings, art, and physical artifacts.
The game is separated into four sections. Each section is a chain of three puzzles that culminate in a puzzle that involves a piece of art and the use of a physical artifact. The four puzzle chains can be tackled in any order and stand up alone as their own puzzles, with no need for information from the others. However, if players can solve all four chains, they will be able to assemble one final sentence that unravels the overarching messages of the dreams.
Everything needed to play and solve Adrift can be found in the box. For hints and answer submission, players will need access to an internet enabled device.
Adrift is recommended for 1-4 players, ages 14+. The game is advertised for 2-5 hours. As a duo, we took slightly less than three hours total.
It’ll come as no surprise to those that are familiar with PostCurious that they once again put out a beautiful product with quality components.
Both the art and puzzles weave well into the dream-interpretation narrative that the game presents. The dream premise allows for some interesting and unique poetry/writing that is sure to have players considering what are clues and what is simply the shared subconscious of the character reaching out for help. The narrative creates a solid base and reason for the series of puzzles that players will take on.
Adrift’s puzzles come in the form of four three-step puzzle chains. Each puzzle gives information for the next, with the third and final puzzle giving a part of the entire game’s final solution. While each chain follows the same pattern (three pieces of writing, a physical artifact, and a piece of art), they remain very distinct and unique in how players will solve them. The puzzles are of quality design and will definitely have players stretching their minds to figure them out. The cluing for puzzles is solid, but they may still take some good thought and a few attempts (Here is where we applaud PostCurious for their easily accessible and well designed hint/answer checking system). These puzzles should be good for anyone from the more novice puzzle solvers to old-pros.
The game being broken into four sections is also a wonderful feature. This allows for players to work on the game all at once or in smaller gaming sessions, with each puzzle chain taking between 30-60 minutes to complete. The stand alone sections also make this an easy game to tackle with a larger group since different players can take on different puzzle chains at the same time.
It’s hard to go wrong with PostCurious’ game selection and they once again present a fantastic and beautiful offering into the world of puzzling. We recommend Adrift for puzzle lovers of all skill levels (especially thanks to their excellent hint system) and for anyone who likes quality art and puzzle components.
Official C&C Rating:
Overall Enjoyment: 4/5
Total Averaged Rating: 4.2/5