You are a mouse. Not just any mouse but a rather smart mouse who has to help a variety of animals find their lost objects. Yes, I know the game is called Mystery Cookbook but there is no actual cooking going on. Instead of cooking, you travel to different restaurants helping the owners' animals. This is a pretty run of the mill hidden object games. None of the games are too difficult but they are just hard enough to keep it fun. Even the in-between puzzles are a nice change. If you are looking for something new and innovating, you won't find it here. But if you are looking for a decent hidden object game, this is for you.