ONCE UPON A TIME In the kingdom of Owendale there lived a kind, but lonely, king who had no queen to help him rule the country or raise his son, Prince Collin. One autumn day an emissary arrived at the castle - the mysterious and beautiful Queen Vanestra. Before long, the King announced his intentions to marry Vanestra. And then the dark days came. ADVENTURE AWAITS. In Mice and Mystics players take on the roles of those still loyal to the king but to escape the clutches of Vanestra, they have been turned into mic. Play as cunning field mice who must race through a castle now twenty times larger than before. The castle would be a dangerous place with Vanestras minions in control, but now countless other terrors also await heroes who are but the size of figs. Play as nimble Prince Colin and fence your way past your foes, or try Nez Bellows, the burly smith. Confound your foes as the wizened old mouse Maginos, or protect your companions as Tilda, the castles former healer. Every player will have a vital role in the quest to warn the king, and it will take careful planning to find Vanestras weakness and defeat her. Mice and Mystics is a cooperative adventure game in which the players work together to save an imperiled kingdom. They will face countless adversaries such as rats, cockroaches, and spiders, and of course the greatest of all horrors: the castles housecat, Brodie. Mice and Mystics is a boldly innovative game that thrusts players into an ever-changing, interactive environment, and features a rich storyline that the players help create as they play the game. The Cheese System allows players to horde the crumbs of precious cheese they find on their journey, and use it to bolster their mice with grandiose new abilities and overcome seemingly insurmountable odds. STORYBOOK ADVENTURE GAME: In Mice & Mystics, players advance through the chapters of a storybook and take on the roles of heroes who were turned into mice by an evil Queen. These cunning field mice must race through a castle that is now twenty times larger than before to warn the King. COOPERATIVE STRATEGY GAME: Players work together to save an imperiled kingdom and face countless adversaries including rats, cockroaches, spiders and the castle's housecat, Brodie. Each player has a vital role in the quest to warn the King, and it will take careful planning to discover the Queen's weakness and defeat her. FUN FOR FAMILY GAME NIGHT: Mice & Mystics is the perfect game for family night or gaming events. Part fairytale and part game, this storybook will provide any group of friends with an unforgettable adventure they will talk about for years to come. HIGHLY VARIABLE: This boldly innovative game thrusts players into an ever-changing interactive environment and features a storyline that players help create as they explore the world and advance the adventure. NUMBER OF PLAYERS AND AVERAGE PLAYTIME: This fun storybook adventure game is made for 2 to 4 players and is suitable for ages 7 and older. Average playtime is approximately 90 minutes.