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Stacking Review

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Posted: 17 months ago, last updated 4 weeks ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.


Stacking is a puzzle game where characters are Russian stacking matryoshka dolls. Controlling the smallest doll in the game, Charlie Blackmore, you go on an adventure. Your main ability is that you can stack and unstack into larger dolls and gain their abilities to solve puzzles.

It's a novel idea made all the better because each puzzle has a number of ways it can be solved. Find a particularly elegant solution and you find additional puzzles and challenges that flesh out the wider world of the game.

The game is set in a fictional industrial age and tracks with events of the time featuring chimney sweeps, powerful industrialists and child apprenticeships. As Charlie, you are tasked with rescuing your siblings from the workhouse as coal shovelers.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 7

Release Date: 08/02/2011

Platforms: Mac, PC, PS3, Xbox 360 and Xbox One

Genres: Adventure, Narrative and Puzzle

Developer: @DoubleFine


Duration: This game will take between 4 hours and 6 hours to complete.
Players: This is a single player game.


Stacking usually costs £9.99 to £11.99. 


Xbox One £9.99
PS3 £11.99
PS3 Free
Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience. In-game purchases for "The Lost Hobo King" additional chapters with a substantial new adventure.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Rated ESRB EVERYONE 10+ with Crude Humor, Mild Cartoon Violence, Mild Suggestive Themes, Use of Tobacco.
This game has been rated PEGI 7.


We haven't recorded accessibility settings for this game yet. Our Stacking Accessibility Report details system-wide settings that may help, and suggests similar games with accessibility features. Tweet the developer (@DoubleFine) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.

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