Thieves’ Gambit: The Curse of the Black Cat Impressions and Review – Spoiler Free

Thieves' Gambit

Basic Premise: You attempt to steal a jewel and (hopefully) humiliate your rival thief along the way.


  • Reg, your main partner, always amused me.
  • The editing and coding are spot-on.


  • The choices don’t feel like they impact the story. You can choose a place of origin for your character, but in five play-throughs I never found it referenced. You have recruitment conversations for different members of your team, but outcomes are predetermined; the persuasion stat doesn’t seem to matter. Your prior relationship with the two different romantic possibilities doesn’t seem to influence how the story goes either.

Bottom Line: A competently written heist story that fails to give the player much choice or agency.

Choice of Games’ Thieves’ Gambit: The Curse of the Black Cat is available on iOS, Android, Kindle, and Steam.

Impressions and review based on a provided code.