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When the kids are overly challenging, I need a "Me Moment" to unwind and bring my blood pressure back down to an acceptable level. A temporary distraction from the screaming, fighting, tattling, and bickering does wonders for me as a mom, and allows me to be calmer and more relaxed as a parent. So what do I do? I enlist the help of my teenager or my husband, and I head off to the bathroom with my iPad for a bit. Yes, I just said I head to the bathroom. It's the only place in my home that I can even hope for a little solitude and peace and quiet.
No, I am not a spy or a top investigator. I'm still just a weary, frazzled Mom, sitting on the toilet lid. (Nothing glamorous about that, right?) But my stressful day is transformed as I get lost in another place and time thanks to The Secret Society-Hidden Mystery.
The Secret Society – Hidden Mystery is a captivating mix of I-spy scenes, gem match puzzles, brain teasers and memory games. In the game, you become a member of the Order of Seekers and start exploring enchanting worlds by entering photographs. The goal is to collect clues that will expand even further the world you're traveling in and help you unravel mysteries related to your missing uncle. This wildly popular hidden object adventure also features social elements: you can help your game mates, make friends and send and receive in-game gifts.
In many of the scenes found in the game, it's your quest to find hidden objects. Many levels give you a written list, and others are trickier because they only provide a more vague silhouette. While some items stand out and are easy to locate, some literally take forever, since they're so well-camouflaged by their surroundings. It can truly be maddening at times. In a good way, of course. It makes victory taste so much sweeter when you finally hunt down all the items and reap the rewards.
While I do spend a lot of alone time playing this game, I'm not a total meanie. I share. The kids really love helping me advance in my quest. Sometimes when dealing with brain-teasing tasks, it takes a family effort to solve the puzzles. My younger kids love the simple ones, and they also enjoy trying to help me find hidden objects. (They've saved my butt on several occasions, too!) Plus, seeing Mommy play a game earns me mad brownie points with the kids. I like that. I want them to believe I am much cooler than I actually am.
Have You Discovered The Secret Society Yet?
The Secret Society-Hidden Mystery is completely, 100% free, with additional in-app purchases that can speed up your gameplay.
The Secret Society is available on several different platforms:
Secret Society on iOS
Secret Sociery for Kindle Fire
Secret Sociery on Google Play
Secret Society at the Windows Store
Secret Society for Mac