Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to play The Curious Elevator of Mr. Hincks to play the newspapers?

Nope! The Hincks Gazette newspapers (except for the one included inside The Curious Elevator of Mr. Hincks game) are stand-alone.

Do I need to play the months in order?

Nope! Each edition is self-contained.

Do I need internet access?

Not necessarily. While The Curious Elevator of Mr. Hincks involves opening web-based presents in order to obtain crucial puzzle-solving information, there is no additional information needed to solve these stand-alone newspaper puzzles. You can utilize this website, though, to obtain hints, submit your final answer and add your name to the Hincks Hall of Fame.

I need a hint!

No problem. Click on the month of the paper you're working on. Hints are available at the bottom of the page.

How do I acquire said newspaper?

Head over to teambluefish.com where you can subscribe or purchase individual editions which will be mailed to your home.

What is The Hincks Gazette?

The Hincks Gazette is a monthly newspaper published by renowned puzzle-maker Stephen P. Hincks. It puts a playful spin on the happenings of Hincks's home town of Hincksville, and is chock full of puzzles, secret messages, and conundrums that delight the editor and hopefully the reader.