A perfect puzzle experience.


“Mother of Frankenstein is pretty much the definition of out-of-the-box thinking.”

Publishers Weekly

A unique, titillating and spooky tabletop experience.


Truly impressive works of puzzle craft.

Room Escape Artist

“This might be the best developed story we've ever seen in a game!”

Escape Room Addict

Enter the world of Mary Shelley, author of Frankenstein

Mother of Frankenstein: Full Game

12-15 hours of glorious gameplay divided into three delicious volumes. A 2D puzzle, a 3D puzzle, linking rings that spin, and dozens upon dozens of exquisitely crafted documents and artifacts for your puzzling pleasure.

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MoF Plus: A Puzzling Collaboration

Want more? This upgrade includes the base game plus our faux-leather bound custom printing of the 1818 edition of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, featuring original puzzles by Rita Orlov (The Emerald Flame, The Light in the Mist).

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Mother of Frankenstein can be reset and passed along to another set of players with the purchase of a refill pack.

Also, while we offer a robust hint system online, if you'd like to be able to play entirely internet-free, we offer a set of physical hint cards.

The Story

Ariel Rubin of the Wild Optimists

What makes Mother of Frankenstein so special?

Unlike most puzzle games and escape rooms, Mother of Frankenstein was designed to be as welcoming and fun for newbies as it is rewarding for experts. Recommended for groups of 1-6, ages 13 and up, MoF combines the dense narrative complexity of a good novel with the physicality and interactivity of immersive theater, the brain-bending challenge of a puzzle-filled escape room with the accessibility and broad appeal of the best board games. Throw in a couple of clue-strewn jigsaw puzzles, and our game truly has something for everyone!

Each volume should take 3-5 hours to complete. Volume 1 concerns Mary's teenage years. We learn about her education by her iconoclastic father and complete three assignments on the subjects she most loved as a student—poetry, music, and astronomy—each of which is presented in the form of a puzzle. Simultaneously, Mary embarks on a love affair with the dashing (but married) poet Percy Shelley. The course of their courtship is laid out over 15 love letters—complete with original poetry, gorgeous drawings, and some heavy flirting—but be warned, in Mother of Frankenstein, there are always secrets hidden in the spaces between the words, for those who know how to look...

In Volume 2, the venue changes to a certain famous castle in Germany. You’ll begin by constructing a 300-piece jigsaw puzzle that will serve as a sort of key to the mysteries that follow. One puzzle involves a ball thrown on a balmy summer night in 1814, for which you’ll have to chart the events of the evening by way of gossip rags, billiard hall schedules, and original drawings by comic book artist Liana Kangas. Afterwards you’ll descend into the bowels of the castle with alchemist Conrad Dippel, and discover what Mary learned under his tutelage.

Finally, in Volume 3, you’ll construct an epic 3D puzzle of the same castle and use it to...well, we aren’t ready to give away all of our plans just yet!

Mother of Frankenstein was offered on Kickstarter during the fall of 2020. We hope to begin delivering the product as soon as possible. Subscribe to our email list below to receive updates.

Turn off your phones,

turn down the lights, and experience the most immersive collaborative puzzle game ever devised.

Reduce. Reuse. Replay!

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