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WizKids Announces Curio: The Lost Temple

A staple of the tropes in ancient tombs is the requirement to solve intricate puzzles in order to proceed forward. Theoretically, this meant that only true followers of those that built the structure would know how to get through them (oftentimes with deadly results for those that failed). There's often a time element involved. You must think fast and accurately, or all is lost. Such is the case in Curio: The Lost Temple, a new real-time puzzle game coming from WizKids.

From the announcement:

WizKids is pleased to announce the upcoming real-time cooperative puzzle game, Curio: The Lost Temple. Designed by Ian Zang, 2 to 5 players take on the role of a team of archaeologists that ended up getting trapped inside an ancient temple. They will need to communicate and collaborate in order to solve an unending slew of puzzles in order to escape!

Unlike other games in this genre, Curio: The Lost Temple is endlessly replayable, even by the same player. Using a unique module-based system, players manipulate, sort, rotate, and search puzzle components to arrive at a distinct answer. However, time is not unlimited. If too much time passes, or a player gives a wrong answer, then all is lost, and everyone loses.

How do you solve these cryptic questions? Use a wheel to decode an array of symbols. Take the Translation Key and place it on the Translation Board to reveal an answer. Connect threads along a grid to grant you the hidden code. These are but some of the modules and methods needed to solve the questions and escape the temple.

The brain bending puzzles of Curio: The Lost Temple will be available at your Friendly Local Game Store May 2018 for $34.99. Pre-order yours today and get ready to test your skills.