Mice and Mystics is a cooperative adventure board game designed by Jerry Hawthorne and published by Plaid Hat Games. It is set in a whimsical world where players take on the roles of courageous mice heroes seeking to save their kingdom from an evil sorceress.
In Mice and Mystics, players embark on a series of interconnected story-driven scenarios that form an overarching campaign. Each scenario presents unique challenges, objectives, and enemies that the players must overcome through teamwork and strategic decision-making.
The game features an innovative narrative system that unfolds as players progress through the campaign. The story is presented through a storybook, which guides the players and reveals new elements of the plot and world with each scenario. This immersive storytelling component adds depth and engagement to the gameplay.
Players control different mice characters, each with their own abilities and specialties, such as a swordsman, an archer, or a healer. The mice heroes navigate beautifully illustrated, modular boards representing various locations, encountering enemies, discovering secrets, and searching for valuable equipment and resources.
The game incorporates a simple and intuitive dice-based combat system, as well as exploration and puzzle-solving elements. Players must work together to overcome challenges, fight enemies, and protect each other from harm.
Mice and Mystics is known for its family-friendly theme, captivating artwork, and a strong emphasis on storytelling. It offers a rich and immersive experience suitable for players of all ages. The game also includes expansions that introduce new chapters, characters, and challenges, providing extended replayability and further adventures in the world of Mice and Mystics.