Props are physical or digital objects used to enhance the diegetic themes of the game, to convey information about the narrative or characters, or to act as bearers of game effects. In some cases, props may act as puzzles or puzzle components for players to solve before accessing the information or effect. Some props may be suitable for use as in-game weapons
A series of vintage postcards and newspapers are used to convey the temporal setting of game in which time-travelling players find themselves.
A mysteriously glowing container conceals the code for decrypting the alien shipboard computer.
A cauldron of maggots conceals a mage's secret spellbook the players are looking for.
An email on a hidden laptop provides evidence of a relationship between a player and a dead author.