Mother of Frankenstein Standard Pledge


  • Players: 1-6
  • Playtime: 240-480 min
  • Age: 13+

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Mother of Frankenstein challenges you to solve a series of puzzles in order to learn the truth behind Shelley’s infamous monster. While challenging enough for serious puzzlers, it also features a rich, emotional narrative composed by New York Times bestselling YA novelist Tommy Wallach, which will have you and your loved ones feeling all the feelings.

The game is divided up into three acts, each of which is presented in a separate “volume” (i.e. a hollowed-out book). Each volume contains a trove of documents and objects, all of them beautifully crafted and cunningly designed (ostensibly my Mary Shelley herself) in order to reveal a great secret she left to her only surviving child. Included in every box is also a full copy of the 1818 edition of Frankenstein (both for puzzle necessity and general enjoyment).

You’ll build a three-dimensional castle, manipulate locks and secret compartments, and even harness the power of electricity!

The core game of Mother of Frankenstein, a narrative puzzle game inspired by the life of Mary Shelley. 12-15 hours of gameplay divided into three delicious volumes. A 2D puzzle, a 3D puzzle, linking rings that spin, and dozens upon dozens of deliciously crafted documents for your puzzling pleasure.

This includes:

  • The Shelley Volumes, secured with antique combination locks -Dozens of hand-crafted letters, maps, charts, poems, diagrams, and various other sundry items of the paper persuasion.
  • Three sets of concentric rings that spin independently and allow you to solve Volume 1 of MOF -A 300-piece 2-D Jigsaw Puzzles, representing the floor plan of Castle Frankenstein, central to Volume 2 of the game
  • A 3-D “Castle of Frankenstein” Jigsaw Puzzle – you’ll use this masterpiece to solve puzzles in the climactic Volume 3

Additional information

Weight 3.6 kg
Dimensions 24.1 × 23.5 × 20.3 cm

Hatch Escapes


1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6


Terry Pettigrew-Rolapp, Tommy Wallach


Cooperative Play, Storytelling


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