Merge Mansion - Mystery Game

-1.29
Slightly Bad
Price: Free
Ads: No
In App Purchases: Yes

iOS App Store
Google Play App Store

Temporal Dark PatternsTemporal Dark Patterns

This game has 65 reported Temporal Dark Patterns. There are 35 votes indicating the absence of a dark pattern.

-2.41

13 votes
2 votes
Daily Rewards -
13 / 2 votes
Encourages return visits every day and punishes you for missing a day.

14 votes
1 votes
Grinding -
14 / 1 votes
Being required to perform repetitive and tedious tasks to advance.

14 votes
1 votes
Wait To Play -
14 / 1 votes
In-game timers that make you arbitrarily wait for something.

11 votes
2 votes
Infinite Treadmill -
11 / 2 votes
Impossible to win or complete the game.

6 votes
9 votes
Playing by Appointment -
6 / 9 votes
Being forced to play according to the game's schedule instead of yours.

4 votes
9 votes
Advertisements -
4 / 9 votes
Forced to watch ads or given rewards for watching ads.

3 votes
11 votes
Can't Pause or Save -
3 / 11 votes
The game does not allow you to stop playing whenever you want.

Monetary Dark PatternsMonetary Dark Patterns

This game has 87 reported Monetary Dark Patterns. There are 64 votes indicating the absence of a dark pattern.

-1.87

14 votes
1 votes
Premium Currency -
14 / 1 votes
Exchange rate between real money and in-game currency disguises the real price of items.

14 votes
1 votes
Artificial Scarcity -
14 / 1 votes
Limited time offers with unnecessary urgency.

14 votes
1 votes
Pay to Skip -
14 / 1 votes
Spend money to avoid waiting for a timer to expire.

12 votes
2 votes
Waste Aversion -
12 / 2 votes
Capped inventory forces you to destroy items or upgrade inventory. Also, having small amounts of left over premium currency.

11 votes
2 votes
Anchoring Tricks -
11 / 2 votes
Placing a cheap item next to an expensive item to make it look more affordable.

9 votes
5 votes
Pay to Win -
9 / 5 votes
A player can spend real money to purchase something that gives them an advantage in the game.

5 votes
8 votes
Accidental Purchases -
5 / 8 votes
Making it easy to accidentally spend money with no confirmation or ability to undo or refund the action.

4 votes
9 votes
Gambling / Loot Boxes -
4 / 9 votes
Spending real money to play a game of chance for a reward.

3 votes
9 votes
Power Creep -
3 / 9 votes
A permanently purchased item in the game becomes less valuable over time.

1 votes
13 votes
Recurring Fee -
1 / 13 votes
Encourages players to play as much as possible to get their money's worth.

13 votes
Pay Wall -
0 / 13 votes
The game becomes impossible to continue playing without payment.

Social Dark PatternsSocial Dark Patterns

This game has 4 reported Social Dark Patterns. There are 86 votes indicating the absence of a dark pattern.

4.29

1 votes
12 votes
Social Pyramid Scheme -
1 / 12 votes
You get a bonus for inviting your friends and then they have to invite their friends.

1 votes
12 votes
Social Obligation / Guilds -
1 / 12 votes
To avoid letting down your friends, you are obligated to play when you don't want to.

1 votes
12 votes
Fear of Missing Out -
1 / 12 votes
If you stop playing you'll miss out on something or be left behind and unable to catch up.

1 votes
11 votes
Competition -
1 / 11 votes
The game makes you compete against other players.

13 votes
Friend Spam / Impersonation -
0 / 13 votes
The game sends spam to your contact list or social media account.

13 votes
Reciprocity -
0 / 13 votes
Feeling obligated to return a favor, share resources, trade an item, etc.

13 votes
Encourages Anti-Social Behavior -
0 / 13 votes
The game incentivizes players to lie, cheat, or backstab other players to get ahead.

Psychological Dark PatternsPsychological Dark Patterns

This game has 47 reported Psychological Dark Patterns. There are 40 votes indicating the absence of a dark pattern.

-1.51

11 votes
2 votes
Invested / Endowed Value -
11 / 2 votes
Having already spent time and money to improve your status in the game, it's difficult to throw it away.

10 votes
3 votes
Complete the Collection -
10 / 3 votes
The urge to collect all the items, achievements or secrets in a game.

10 votes
3 votes
Variable Rewards -
10 / 3 votes
Unpredictable or random rewards are more addictive than a predictable schedule.

6 votes
6 votes
Aesthetic Manipulations -
6 / 6 votes
Trick questions or toying with emotions or our subconscious desires.

6 votes
8 votes
Badges / Endowed Progress -
6 / 8 votes
Reluctancy to abandon a partially completed goal, even one forced upon the player.

2 votes
8 votes
Illusion of Control -
2 / 8 votes
The game cheats or hides information to make you think you're better than you actually are.

2 votes
10 votes
Optimism and Frequency Biases -
2 / 10 votes
Overestimating the frequency of something because we’ve seen it recently or memorably.

App Store Ratings

iOS:  (3.23) with 26 votes.
Google Play:  (4.42) with 1,892 votes.



Recent Dark Pattern Reviews

Wait To Play reported on Apr 30, 2024
You can only collect a certain amount of items before having to wait a timer
Fear of Missing Out reported on Apr 30, 2024
Constant time-limited events are running in-game.
Daily Rewards reported on Apr 30, 2024
Daily Shop items. Claim a "Piggy Bank" 8 times to get the maximum amount of premium currency "Gems".
Power Creep reported on Apr 30, 2024
Since you merge stuff. (A+A=B, B+B=C etc.) The progress takes exponentially longer for each tier of item.
Infinite Treadmill reported on Apr 30, 2024
Though you can in theory catch up to the game, the developers try to halt your progress by constantly having events that don't progress your main board, but instead give small boosts. These are optional, but they are constantly running and clearly the developers try to make it slower to progress.
Gambling / Loot Boxes reported on Apr 30, 2024
You can sometimes purchase "Chests" which have a random change to give parts for "producers" which consume "Energy" and create parts to progress with. Producer parts create higher level Producers which give higher level parts and hold more parts at a time.
Recurring Fee reported on Apr 30, 2024
A Battle Pass type monthly pass
Playing by Appointment reported on Jan 21, 2024
Yes, you have to wait for timers to play. You are also forced to play constantly to finish time-limited events.
Waste Aversion reported on Jan 21, 2024
You need coins to upgrade your inventory, which can be obtained in-game, but it gets harder and harder to get enough coins.
Variable Rewards reported on Jan 21, 2024
You get XP and occasionally other rewards for completing tasks.


Report a Dark Pattern

Screenshot Love, heritage, and betrayal put together in one mysterious puzzle. Maddie’s grandmother has something to tell.

This mansion is full of stories unheard of! Help Maddie discover what her grandma has to reveal about the family's adventurous past.

Wipe off the dust and find new items, merge them into useful tools and earn surprising treasures. You never know what awaits behind the mansion's next corner.

Unlock new areas within and around the Mansion, unveiling decade old family secrets on the way. With an abundant combination of items to discover and hundreds of engaging puzzles to solve, the Mansion makes sure it always has new secrets waiting for you.

Features:

DISCOVER – Be it a shocking twist in the Grandma's past or a mysterious room in the Mansion cellar, there are always new things to look out for.

MERGE – Combine what you have into more useful tools. Can a rusty old shovel and a broken lantern come in handy? You betcha.

RELAX – Good vibes only, although there are some twisted secrets ahead.

EASY TO LEARN – Even grandmas can learn a game this simple.

PLAY FOR A WHILE OR FOR LONG – Have a quick merge minute here and there, or become absorbed into an engaging merge marathon.

While Maddie’s journey into her Grandma's mysterious past has just begun, there’s already a bunch of thrilling updates waiting to expand the story. We guarantee that Merge Mansion keeps surprising you merge after merge, month after month.

– It’s time to kick off your journey, the mysterious Merge Mansion awaits. –



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