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Play OverviewPlay Overview

Seven Scrolls (2020) is a puzzle game where you explore a dungeon, kill enemies and get to the exit. What's unusual is that the rules of the game change as you pick up scrolls.

You play a monk who must conquer small 5 x 5 dungeons. You can exit one side of the screen to reappear at the other, like in Pac-Man. Monsters appear to stop your progress and will take energy if they hit you. You need to kill the Chicken monster to get the key to the next level.

As you progress you pick up scrolls that change the rules of the game. Each contains statements like "If monk kills an enemy, he gets healed" or "If monk is injured, monk is injured". These pairs of statements change the game substantially. They stay with you, floor to floor and make progress easier or harder. Some scrolls you can trigger yourself as long as a target is available.

What starts as a simple challenge of navigating each maze soon descends into ever more complex web of rules and interactions. It's like Damian Sommer’s Chesh or Michael Brough’s Corrypt where a simple idea is made the focus of the game with entertaining results.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Seven Scrolls 2 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 22 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Brain Game and Sequencing game with Collecting, Puzzle and Traversal elements. This is a single-player game.

 
You can play this game in the following styles:

DurationDuration

Play Time: It takes between 1 minute and 5 minutes to play a round of this game.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 7 for Mild Violence.

Skill Level

10+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Although very young players may need more trial and error to work out how to solve some levels, there is no barrier to this approach. Generally the game needs logical thinking and resilience to continue trying on a level that seems impossible.

CostsCosts

There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 16/03/2020

Out Now: Android and iOS

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Brain Game, Sequencing (Collecting, Puzzle and Traversal)

Accessibility: 0 features documented (Tweet Developer )

Components: 2D Overhead, Grid and Hand-Made

Developer: Jesse Venbrux (@JesseVenbrux)


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