Post by Beckett on Nov 1, 2016 5:56:43 GMT -5
I bought this recently to play with the family - we have been to a few actual Escape Rooms during the past year, and since we quite liked the Experience, I thought that this game might be a fun way to do on a rainy sunday afternoon too.
Of course, this game cannot hold a candle to a properly furnished and outfitted Escape Room, but it can be enjoyed on ist own merits. We have so far played the first of the included four cases - which is also the easiest - and we completed it with 20 minutes left on the clock. The goal of the game is to figure out a sequence of four out of sixteen plastic keys; the keys are inscribed with numbers, letters and symbols, of which the required codes wil
The plastic device seen in the pictures serves as a timer and provides (very rudimentary) ambient sounds. It is also used to check if the codes have been figured out correctly. There is a free mobile app available that provides ambient audio tracks tailored to each of the scenarios and thematically fitting frames for victory photographs.
Each scenario consists of a number of envelopes containing a small number of paper items to serve as clues; visual representations of the rooms are also sometimes included.
Much like an actual Escape Room, the game cannot be replayed with the same group, but the paper items that need to be written on, folded or cut apart are marked and available for download, so the game can at least be passed on to others. Two additional scenarios are in the making and due to be released some time in early 2017.
I got the game at a discount from Amazon, and I consider it 37 Euros well spent.