Museum of Thieves is the newest spot-the-difference title from the aptly named Difference Games. Based upon the book of the same name by Lian Tanner, it takes place in a very strange museum where, it's said, only thieves can find their way through. In each scene, you'll have to find and click on six differences in order to proceed. Misclicks will penalize your score, while finding differences quickly gets you a bonus. If you're stuck, you can choose from two types of hints in the bottom-right corner of the screen.
After games like Robin Hood from the same developer, it's a little unfortunate that this otherwise lovely game doesn't really feel like it wants to involve you in the story. There is a narrative, sort of, although it's mostly just there as a means to encourage you to dip your toe into the waters of the novel, and in that respect it succeeds very well. Of course, nobody can deny it looks absolutely gorgeous, and if you enjoy difference games you can hardly go wrong with a whopping thirty-two screens of beautiful artwork.
Fans of the genre won't be disappointed by the extremely high quality work on display here, with differences that blend in well with the art. They're subtle, but not difficult enough that you'll find yourself straining for a pixel half a shade darker than the others. Just the thing to cap off your evening before bed, Museum of Thieves is big, beautiful, and definitely worth a look. Now if you'll excuse me, I think I have a book to look into... since when do you have to be a kid to enjoy fiction of any kind?