~This post is made in partnership with G5 Entertainment. Opinions and stories are my own.~
A few weeks ago I was introduced to a free-to-play mobile game called The Secret Society by G5 Entertainment. I was pretty amazed that it already had over 1 million downloads with 4.4 stars, which is incredible for a mystery game app!
In the story your Uncle Richard has gone missing, an elite member of an ancient order. You realize you are blessed with these special powers and are the only one that can find him. You must locate your uncle, protect the sacred Artifact of the Order and thwart the the forces threatening the entire society. The Secret Society is a mix of I-spy scenes, gem match puzzles, brain teasers and memory games. Throughout the game you collect clues that will expand you even further the world and help you unravel mysteries related to your missing uncle. You can also help your game mates, make friends and send and receive in-game gifts!
I love these little mystery puzzle games! They’re nice when I have a little time to myself to sit around. I like buying the little cappuccinos for energy, which is a lot like me in real life. Everyone has their reasons they like to play games, here are a few quotes from other lady gamers like myself.
“After a long day of work and not seeing my babies, this is a game I get to enjoy. I play it while my newborn is sleeping on my lap and I can’t move anywhere for fear of waking her up. Also, my four-year-old stepson likes to ‘help’ find items (he taps the screen repeatedly and loses some of the allotted time). It’s a nice way to relax and share some fun.”
“I’m a 63-year-old grandmother who is disabled and bedridden. I play The Secret Society to enjoy and have some interaction with other people. They don’t know how old I am or my physical condition, which is a plus. I got my grandson to play, and we have that extra contact, which makes it special. I don’t know how other people feel but my friends [in the game] are considered my friends. I think this game is great and I go through the whole nine yards from happy to frustrated but enjoy playing.”
“This game has become a lifeline to me as I suffer from CRPS (complex regional pain syndrome). I spend a great deal of time with nerve pain, and this game serves as a distraction for me in coping with what I have.”
“As the mum of two active kids I spend a lot of time waiting in the car for them to come out of clubs. This is a great time to play as I get peace and don’t feel guilty about not doing housework.”
I think the attraction for moms is mainly that we do have these idle minutes throughout the day, but not enough to actually play anything on a computer or console. Most of the games our kids play are way too advanced and crazy anyway! But we can pull it up on our phones or tablets instantly while out waiting for our kids after school, waiting for our doctors appointment, waiting at the DMV, waiting and more waiting elsewhere. It’s a great way to pass the time while exercising our brains. Puzzle games are great ‘brain fitness’ and actually help us to learn to focus better.
The Secret Society is available in multiple languages and has over 1500 quests, 22 locations to visit and 225+ collections of hidden objects. It is a masterpiece of free-to-play gaming that can keep you busy for months! You can pick up the game for the following platforms.
G5 Entertainment also has a LOT more of these fun role-play puzzle games, make sure to look around and see what others you like! After you download The Secret Society, you’ll see other available options to add to your queue.