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Inspired by the series of children's novels by Lemony Snicket, A Series of Unfortunate Events is a logic game full of traps, snakes, poison and other tricks. You have to stop Count Olaf's horrors with your brain and solve a lot of riddles. Some clues help you in solving tasks similar to the famous "Einstein's Riddle".

The game board shows a number of cells containing various objects or characters. With the help of the graphically represented clues on the side of the board, you must use your deductive ability to discover what was located in which room at the time of the unfortunate event. The game has two modes, the second one being an easier version recommended for younger players.

In Deduction Junction, solutions are found by way of excluding impossible combinations. Using the clues as a guide, players can remove objects or characters from rooms that they couldn't have possibly been in by right-clicking them. Once the player is sure about the position of one of the items, they can left-click them to enter their guess. All wrong guesses and exclusions count towards a limited number of allowed mistakes per round. When the location of all items has been found, an animation plays to show what happened during the unfortunate event.

Swap Monster mode is played by swapping the positions of characters and items with one another until each is at their correct position. Clues are again available to deduct the positions, but higher difficulty levels limit the number of allowed tile swaps. If the correct solution has not been found by the last swap, the round is lost.

There are 10 levels for both game modes, with 3 or 4 rounds each, respectively. Levels raise the difficulty by increasing the size of the house, and the number of objects and characters that were involved in the event.


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Cylab (126) added A Series of Unfortunate Events (Windows) on Feb 13, 2014
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