Mice and Mystics*

Embark on an enchanting adventure in Mice and Mystics, where players, loyal to the king, find themselves transformed into mice in a bid to escape the clutches of the nefarious Vanestra. As cunning field mice in a castle now twenty times larger, the perilous journey involves racing through the expansive fortress, braving Vanestra's minions, rats, cockroaches, spiders, and the formidable housecat, Brodie. Choose from characters like nimble Prince Collin, burly smith Nez Bellows, wise mouse Maginos, or former healer Tilda, each with unique abilities.


In this cooperative adventure, players must collaboratively navigate the ever-changing, interactive castle environment and uncover a rich storyline shaped by their choices. The quest involves careful planning to discover Vanestra's weakness and thwart her sinister plans.

Gameplay Overview

  1. Character Choices: Play as distinct characters, each contributing vital skills to the quest. Prince Collin excels in agility, Nez Bellows is a formidable fighter, Maginos brings magical prowess, and Tilda provides healing support.

  2. Interactive Environment: Engage with an environment that poses constant challenges, including adversaries, traps, and the looming threat of Brodie. The castle's dynamic nature keeps players on their toes.

  3. Cheese System: Hoard precious cheese crumbs discovered during the journey to enhance mouse abilities and overcome formidable obstacles. The Cheese System adds a strategic layer to the game.

Special Features

  • Rich Storyline: Immerse yourself in a captivating narrative that unfolds based on player decisions and actions, making each playthrough unique.

  • Expansion Modules: Explore additional chapters and expansions, such as Cat's Cradle, Heart of Glorm, The Ghost of Castle Andon, Downwood Tales, and Portents of Importance, each contributing to the overarching narrative.


Mice and Mystics offers an unforgettable adventure, blending strategic decision-making with an engaging storyline. The game's cooperative nature encourages teamwork, making it ideal for group play. The innovative Cheese System and the dynamic castle environment ensure a challenging and immersive experience. As players navigate the perils of being mouse-sized heroes, they contribute to a tale that will be reminisced about for years to come. Will you and your fellow mice successfully warn the king and escape the clutches of Vanestra, or will Brodie's looming presence be your undoing? Squeak by and discover the magic within this whimsical world.

Nominated for 5 awards and won 2.

  • 1 - 4 Players
  • 60 - 90 Minutes
  • 7+ years old
  • Medium difficulty

Video reviews, ratings, Let's Plays and tests for Mice and Mystics

  • YouTube Review for the game "Mice and Mystics" by Shut Up & Sit Down
    Video is in English

We like Mice and Mystics so much that we recommend it in the following board game recommendation lists 2024

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