Help a lost young lady recall the truth about her past in Three Cards to Midnight, a wonderful hidden object mystery featuring an all-new way to play! Each stunning location in Three Cards to Midnight is full of objects hidden in plain sight. The real challenge is to figure out what those objects are! Match a series of keywords with the objects in each location to complete the scene, unravel our heroine's memory, and learn the truth about her identity. Try out this engrossing game with our free demo, or play the full version and join our heroine for eight chapters of exciting exploration. Discover the compelling hidden object fun hidden in the Tarot cards in Three Cards to Midnight today!
Eight exciting chapters of unique hidden object gameplay
Movie portion was interesting - just too long. Would have preferred more emphasis on the game playing and less on the movie. The word portion was great and made you put your thinking cap on. Thoroughly enjoyed it overall.
goldpig | Added on: May 8, 2009
So far it has an interesting storyline. The mini games are on the tough side. However you can pass but it will affect your final score which affects the ending you will get. I like that you have to really think when finding the hidden objects. Very nice twist. I wish there were better explanations for the puzzles (mini games). Very nice graphics. Would recommend this game for those looking for a twist on the typical HO.
reambo6 | Added on: June 10, 2009
The game is challenging for a while then it gets easy and you know whats next to solve. The puzles were easy too but fun.
Bigpearlgirl | Added on: August 10, 2009
Absorbing game-play. Wonderfully creepy storyline. I almost felt like I was watching a movie that I could control the outcome. Intelligent and unique way of finding objects. Most of the puzzles truly made you put on your thinking cap but can be solved with determination. From now on I will expect a lot more from hidden-object games.
Jkvetch | Added on: May 7, 2009
This game would be frustrating for a younger person to work thru. The hidden tabs are almost impossible to find. I have a wide monitor and still had problems finding things. Most objects were so obscure, they didn't make sense. Plus not having an Options tab was very tedious. I wear headsets as not to disturb my husband who shares my office. But with no Options, I could not turn down the volume. I enjoy a challenge, but this game really missed the mark. Yes, it is involved, and original in concept and thankfully it has good replay. But as to addictive, kid friendly or good value........NO. I have already uninstalled it.
A very unique hidden object game with a twist ... involves Tarot cards, the 'supernatural', and other occult items - may not be suitable for all persons. You are trying to help the girl solve a mystery - helping her to unlock all forgotten memories, along with the help of the Tarot card reader. Use the given 'keywords' to search scenes for specific items that relate with the 'keywords' - house = coffee cup (coffee house). Along with the puzzles towards the end of each chapters, you have have much 'involved thinking' - the 'hints' you collect can not be used on these. Even after completing the seven chapters (levels) and then a finale, you can start again by choosing a more difficult option. Because each cut-scene/dialog was an actual part of the storyline, it help create an even better involved game. While you can 'skip' the mini-games (puzzles), you could miss some important clues in solving this mystery. Each time you do not click a picture that will match a 'keywords', you collect a 'miss' - when the number hits zero (0), you have to start that level all over again. Also, you can not save your game in the middle of a chapter (level), so finish it all or start it over again. Overall, this was a very entertaining game, with a great storyline, challenging matches and puzzles ... the finale ended quickly - there is to be a sequel ?
Ordinarily, I play games with the sound muted or very low. This game has no subtitles and therefore, to follow the mildly complicated story, one must leave the volume on. The female lead has a very severe lisp, and cannot pronounce the letter S, T, and has difficulty with N, W and R. It's as though someone were cruelly pranking her by giving her this job, then offering a script filled with words like "high priestess" and "princess". "Parents" -- an integral part of the story, comes out as a nasal "parintthh". I've worked my entire adult life with the developmentally disabled, and in everyday conversation I wouldn't have a problem with this woman, but hiring her as a voice actor is just wrong. I couldn't finish the game, partly for that and partly because it moves terribly slowly, and attempts to skip keep bringing you back to the beginning of the skipped scene . A pity! I should have played the sample - I never would have purchased!
I really enjoyed this game and how it played. It was like being inter-active with a movie...good story...a little dark, but good.
preciousprincess | Added on: June 1, 2009
I love hidden Object games and this one definately made me think. I went through it once and accidentally deleted it, looking forward to getting it back and playing again. It is addictive. At times, when I was away from the computer I was wondering what would happen next.
MeghanB | Added on: November 4, 2009
The idea behind the game (basically, you are given several words and must find objects that combine with each word to make a phrase or term) is not a bad one. It was a nice challenge not knowing exactly what you were searching for. However, some of the puzzles lacked insight, and I often lost points for clicking objects that were on the list but weren't the one they wanted (for 'hat,' a red one instead of a green one, for example). What really ruined this game for me were the ridiculously long and frequent story interjections. 3 or 4 times in each scene, adding up to about 15 times in a chapter, the animation breaks in with a very long (and veeerryy slowly spoken) tidbit about that word/object. Then there are the extra long intro and end animations in each chapter; and much of it can't be skipped. It was just way too much for me.
I thought for sure this would be a great game as I did purchase it and really tried to give it a chance as the story was very interesting and made me want more. Also the way you had to locate things as you were given key words. For example one of the keywords may be school so in the scene there would be a bus or notebook. Where this game went downhill for me was as I moved along some of the items were so small and some of the puzzles didn't make much sense and/or interesting to me so I lost points. Oh and as much as I loved the story as mentioned by another person didn't like how it interrupted so much and got to be too much after a while. I see there is a sequel coming to this, I hope it's better than this one. Overall I give it three stars as it was okay play.
This is a combination hidden object and word game that challenges you in both arenas of game play. I was engaged in the game right off when my character, Jess is in a darkened "room" with an unknown individual who has a deck of tarot cards for her to choose from and make word associations with. Each card transports her (you) to a remembered location to find clues as to why she is at her current location, and what she needs to do to remember how she arrived there. Each card has three different scenes with two to three words associated to it. Your job is to find objects in the location to expand the original word she has thought of. Some are more difficult than others, but all are fun and make you think. There are mini games at the end of each set of cards chosen, and most of these are fun as well. The graphics are nice, the sound is good, though Jess sounds like she has a little bit of a lisp. The story is original and the only reason I did not give it 5 stars is some of the items needed to complete a word were a little grainy and caused some mistaken selections. Overall though, I would recommend it if you are looking for a change of pace that will offer a different challenge than you are used to.
If you like games with story lines, then you will probably enjoy the game. The "hidden" objects were different & that was nice but game moves way too slow for me.
PipCat | Added on: March 24, 2011
Well - I had intended only to "look around" this game after I loaded it & ended up sitting in front of the PC until I finished it! I believe this one comes under the love it/hate it category. Personally I loved it. I liked the fact that you actually had to sit & think about word associations in order to "fill in the blanks" - very original concept. Talking out loud helped a lot. I thought the story was compelling & just needed to keep going until I discovered what the big secret was. However, it lost a star because I found some of the graphics in the chapters a bit grainy which made it more difficult to make those word associations,the video characters were a little hokey looking, and it will not save your progress if you're in the middle of a tarot card. I kept thinking the voice of Devin Tellus sounded familiar & when the credits ran at the end I was pleasantly surprised to find out that the voice belonged to none other than Chris Jones of the Tex Murphy series (welcome back Chris!). This one has plenty of replay value since you can chose to play in 3 different settings - easy, casual, or gamer - with each one a little bit harder than the last. I intend to play 3 Cards to Dead Time next & would look forward to seeing more in this series. If you like a thinking game then this one is for you!
a challenging hidden object game-needs a little brain power but not so difficult that it can't be solved-can be played more than once making it a good value-if you like hidden object games you will love this one
cnarad | Added on: May 18, 2009
I usually play Hidden Object games but this one has all the ones I've played beat by any measure. Puzzles are thought provoking and you must really think about finding your hidden objects. Few hints - so put your thinking cap on. Love this one - I'll probably play over and over on different levels.
acutelvn | Added on: May 9, 2009
Awesome art work, thought provoking game. Not the typical HO casual game. I wouldn't recommend for kids though. The story line is unlike I have ever seen, can't wait for the next edition. I like the different levels with different clues and objects great for replay value, I've already been through it twice and could play again. I would recommend to buy take your time watch all the videos and enjoy the plot, it has a great one.
The minute I started playing this game I knew I couldn't stop. You really don't know what objects you are looking for so it takes a great deal of thought and brainwork. You are giving several keywords for each scene and your job is to find things that connect to that word. So if you are given the word note and example of an object would be quarter since those words connect to equal quarter note. The idea is very original and I absolutely loved the challenge. There were limited hints and if you missed too many times you had to restart, adding a whole new element of difficulty. I found the mini games to be really challenging further into the game, but they weren't so hard that you had to look up the answer. I actually loved the storyline. Normally I get bored easily because the story is either unoriginal or uninteresting. This, however, kept me wanting an answer. I have to say that it's the first time I actually really looked forward to the next part of the story. This game is a great value and a great replay. There are different levels you can play it on and when you choose Gamer you have all new objects to find.
This game is really special! It is original, well done and compelling. It is not the "normal" casual game. It's a bit like participating in a movie and not a plain old seek and find and click. The story is really interesting and leads you like a really book -- you want to turn the page just to see what is going to happen next. I know some people complained about about some little things. But all of that is easily overlooked once you are grabbed by the game. And, it does take a little while to get grabbed because the game is so utterly different. But once you are grabbed it is hard to stop participating in the experience. I loved it and found it to be one of the most enjoyable games I've played. In fact, I'm downloading the sequel right now!