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Crowns and Pawns: Kingdom of Deceit (2022) is a point-and-click story game where you discover the truth behind a family secret. You explore real European locations for clues about an ancient relic to which your family is somehow linked. It's like other point-and-click adventures, but with a historically seated European mystery to solve.

You play as Milda, the recipient of your late grandfather's inheritance - a shabby house in Lithuania that contains certain documents. An anonymous villain quickly tracks you down and threatens you, trying to get them off your hands. You must act quickly to discover the true value behind your gift while defending them. You click around the screen to uncover clues, interact with people you meet and use items you find to progress.

As you progress, puzzles become difficult and the villain gets hot on your heels. Every piece of information is useful, so it's important to search everywhere in an area for the information you need to solve particularly tricky puzzles to untangle your family's mysterious treasures. Some people you meet can be unwilling to help you, leading to side quests to earn their favour.

The result is a charming, well-crafted adventure, with beautiful painted backgrounds. It's a fun adventure which involves authentic European architecture and history.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Crowns and Pawns: Kingdom of Deceit 5 months ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 5 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Narrative and Point-and-Click game with Adventure, Brain Game and Puzzle elements. This is a single-player game.

DurationDuration

Play Time: This game will take between 5 and a half hours and 7 and a half hours to complete.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 12 for Moderate Violence.

Rated for younger players in the US. Rated ESRB EVERYONE 10+ for Mild Language, Use of Alcohol and Tobacco, Mild Violence.
Although it's a cartoony adventure, dark real-world events are woven into the narrative. Medieval purgers and murder of Lithuanian partisans and Jews under Soviet occupation.

Skill Level

9+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it's important for parents and guardians to consider the maturity required to process the game content. It can be frustrating when you don't know how to solve a puzzle or where to go next, so perseverance is needed. Having an appetite or grasp of history is a big help for the game, and aids in processing the more extreme moments in the game.

CostsCosts

Crowns and Pawns: Kingdom of Deceit usually costs £16.99. 

Crowns and Pawns: Kingdom of Deceit

Switch StoreSALE Switch £16.99 £9.34 until 16/07/2024
Steam Store PC £16.99
Steam Store Mac £16.99
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 06/05/2022, updated in 2023

Price: 45% off

Out Now: Mac, PC and Switch

Skill Rating: 9+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Narrative, Point-and-Click (Adventure, Brain Game and Puzzle)

Accessibility: 0 features documented (Tweet Developer )

Components: 2D Overhead, Cartoon and Hand-Made

Developer: Tag Of Joy (@TagOfJoy)


Taming Gaming Book Written by parents for parents, the database complements the in-depth discussion about video game addiction, violence, spending and online safety in the Taming Gaming book. We are an editorially independent, free resource without adverts that is supported by partnerships.

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