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THE SHIVERS Is a Unique Pop-up Mystery Game

What do you get when you combine clever pop-up book mechanics with a good mystery and compelling tabletop game elements? You have the wildly inventive family-friendly tabletop game The Shivers, currently looking for backers on Kickstarter. The project, which immediately reached its funding goal, skillfully brings together these concepts. The Shivers looks to be a promising game filled with adventure, mystery, and perhaps best of all, gorgeously illustrated paper pop-ups to bring out the kid in every player.

The Shivers is created by veteran product designer Andy Logan. The role-playing game, created for two to five players ages seven and up, begins with an unsigned note in the mailbox. There’s a haunted house waiting to be explored and a mystery to be solved, but only if you and your companions leave no pop-ups unturned as you hunt for the truth.

The Shivers

Andy Logan / The Shivers

One player, designated as the Storyteller, acts as the guide for the others. Each player takes on the role of one of four characters. (Dibs on the cool mom.) As players explored the haunted house, new rooms pop open and connect to the existing layout with magnetic tiles. The rooms continue to change and rearrange as more of the house is explored. Take notes, find clues, and solve puzzles to uncover the truth in this haunted house.

The base game comes with eight episodes that should each take about an hour to complete. The deluxe edition adds an expansion with even more stories and characters. And that’s it–no stretch goals to manage or keep an eye on! If you want to see what you’re getting before you pledge, the campaign even offers early looks at the instructions and a sample episode guide that the Storyteller might use.

The Shivers

Andy Logan / The Shivers

There’s still plenty of time left in the The Shivers crowdfunding campaign to join in the fun of this unique adventure. Don’t miss your chance to see the mystery unfold!

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Kelly Knox is a freelance entertainment writer in Seattle, WA who writes for Star Wars, DC Comics, and more. Follow her on Twitter.