The Very Organized Thief puts you into the role of an opportunistic thief. As such, your primary objective is to infiltrate a home and steal as many valuables as possible. Unlike other games which require extensive planning, this game requires very little planning. Since you only have a small list of objects you have to locate all over the home, this is not just a scavenger hunt, but also a test of your patience.
The very organized thief starts out by having a very simple plan; the better to ensure you don't get caught. You start off by finding the owner's hidden object game and playing through it to gain access codes for the objects inside. When you are near the last room of the home, however, a security guard at the gate will spot you and alert the guards at the main compound. They will pursue you there and after a struggle you are forced to make your escape from the home.
If you want to get as many objects as possible for your inventory, you can always split your focus between a few objects. It's not impossible to complete the game with just one character, but it does take more effort and planning in order to succeed. The game can be played in single player mode, in co-op mode and even by online (meaning you can play it from anywhere in the world). Another interesting aspect of this game is that all of its levels are complete puzzles. There's no hidden object scene; instead, you simply have to locate all of the objects one by one and put them in their rightful hiding spots before escaping.