Now this isn’t about an escape across the world, but from the comfort of your own home! Bring the thrill and mystery of the Escape Room phenomenon sweeping the nation to your living room in board game form. Invite a few friends over to join for the ultimate bonding experience.Each Christmas, my mom buys the family a group game in an attempt to spend more quality time together. We end up playing it once, then stowing it away in the closet never to be seen again. Escape Room: The Game isn’t your average board game! You are “locked in” and must work as a team to solve puzzles and find hidden clues to escape before time runs out. Part problem solving, part adrenaline, full end-to-end fun!
Can you keep your cool under pressure?
It begins by reading the story line on Part One’s envelope. Then the Chrono Decoder ticks down from 60 minutes, giving you signal for an optional hint every 5-10 minutes. You must use teamwork, logic and attention to detail to succeed. Analyze images, gears, words, keys, shapes, and maps find the correct four key combination to put into the decoder and unlock the next stage. Think quick, the clock is ticking! You’ll never get bored with four different adventures with varying levels of difficulty:
Prison Break: Ten years in prison for a crime you didn’t commit. Ten years of your life wasted for being in the wrong place at the wrong time, it hardly seemed fair. You’re 60 minutes away from freedom!
Virus: The liquid that’s oozing out of the broken bottle will kill everybody in the room soon enough. There’s no time to play the blame game, you and your lab partners have to work together if you want to survive.
Nuclear Countdown: Your phone rings and your worst nightmare becomes reality, the bomb threat is real! Only you and your team can stop a disaster from happening.
Temple of the Aztec: Anybody that had entered the temple was never seen again. A second after you enter the tomb, the stone door falls shut. You’re trapped.
The key is to communicate and take as many notes as possible, it may help you to see new connections. Share your findings with the table – you’re all on the same team!
You will likely become frustrated but the point of the game is to challenge you to stretch the depths of your mind and leverage the best of each team member’s skills.Study all materials again, front and back, and check and compare everybody’s notes. Never give up, the answers are literally right in front of you! Enhance the game experience by downloading the free Escape Room app for eery background music and to share a photo of your team and your moment of victory! If you are craving more puzzles, Funland and Murder Mystery expansion packs are now available! After finishing every adventure, you can share the love by downloading and printing the pieces to pass the game onto a friend.It was interesting to see how the simulation of the real deal came to life in board game form. We had a blast with it and made it out alive (on easy) with 3:07 to spare! Grab Escape Room as a gift (or for yourself) and let the games begin!
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