There’s a hot new craze happening all over the nation called Escape Room. A group is locked into a room and must use clues to try and escape in an hour. The game is very popular with teens and adults, and now it’s available at home!
Escape Room: The Game is available for purchase, and gives you the chance to play four exciting escape room scenarios. If you’re hosting a game night with friends this winter, this game would be a great one to play.
The game is set up with four theme scenarios: Prison Break, Nuclear Countdown, Virus, and Temple of the Aztec. The scenarios also have different difficulty ratings. And, you can buy expansion packs to keep playing even after your four escape rooms.
Each of the at home scenarios are organized and labeled very well. The themes contain well labeled “parts” and mystery hint cards. You start with part 1, read your intro letter, then start the 60 minute Chrono Decoder. I was really surprised at how well organized the process is. I was also surprised at how complex and difficult the game is. Definitely pay attention to the 16+ age rating. And remember, every room can be solved with the information you’re given.
As you work through each part of your themed Escape Room game, you’ll try to solve the problems and collect the correct coded keys. Once you insert the correct set of four keys into the Chrono Decoder timer, you’ll hear a victory sound and can move onto the next part of the themed room. If you make it through each of the three parts of a themed room and enter the final (third) correct set of four coded keys into the timer, your timer will stop. If you haven’t solved the room in time, the clock will start to count upwards, so you can keep playing.
For the full game effect, download the Escape Room app before starting. You’ll be able to play custom background theme music to match the room and timeline if you start the app sound and the timer at the same time. There’s also a social sharing aspect to the app that let’s you share your victory with friends!
Again, I was really impressed with how well Escape Room: The Game is organized. It’s a great teen Christmas list gift, and perfect for adult game night! You could also buy Escape Room: The Game for a fun hostess gift if you’re traveling to a relative’s home over the holidays!
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of CLEVER and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.