Bewilder Box Escape Room/ Eltham Escape Rooms - "B.R.U.C.E. Saves Christmas"
Updated: Jan 7
Video/Photos provided by Bewilder Box + Eltham Escape Rooms
Company: Bewilder Box Escape Room in partnership with Eltham Escape Rooms
Game: B.R.U.C.E. Saves Christmas
Country: United Kingdom 🇬🇧
Type of Game: Digital Escape Game 💻
Genre: Fantasy, Christmas
Date Played: 12/8/20
Difficulty (based on 2 players): 5/10
Size of Team: Up to 6pp
Time: Approx. 60-90 mins
This is our second game we've played with the same creators. Here's our review on "Sector X: The B.R.U.C.E. Project".
Someone has kidnapped Santa! Find out who's the evil culprit behind this operation and save Santa before its too late!
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This is an online "point-n-click" type of game. Once you've assembled your entire team, the "head elf" will be able to start the game. This game is synchronized so if your teammate solves something or picks something up, everyone will be able to see it at the same time. We played the game as a team of two and had so much fun. There were pre-recorded video elements by live actors, buttons to click to give your teammates virtual high fives, and beautiful graphics that makes you feel like you've entered a magical winter wonderland. The timer will start to countdown when you start the game so make sure to keep an eye on it and use the hint system if you get stuck on a puzzle for too long. The ultimate goal is to identify the culprit through clues you've gained as you solved individual puzzles. We really enjoyed piecing together clues from different puzzles we've solved together as a team in order to crack the case.
The puzzles were non-linear and worked perfectly with this type of cooperative play. I was solving something on the first screen while Brandon was roaming around collecting clues on another. We were then able to bring all the clues we've collected together for the final reveal. This also gave opportunities for one player to give another perspective on something another player might have missed or couldn't solve. All the puzzles embedded an element of Christmas in it which made the game feel really festive. I especially enjoyed one of the audio puzzles as it made me sing along with it. If you're not the puzzle solving kind, this game also will provide you with other ways of entertainment. You can be the "cheesy joke" operator or the mince pies collector. There's something for everyone!
This game really bought out the holiday spirits! Since Christmas is my favorite holiday of the year, this game was right up my alley. I loved the vibrant colors on the illustrations, the silly jokes, and the cheerful moments we enjoyed as team when we solved a puzzle together. Christmas is about being together with your loved ones to share the joyful moments with each other and this game did just that!
If you have kids (7-10 yrs old) , the creators generously provided a FREE print at home mini escape room game for them! Enjoy!
(If you do decide to try this experience, give us a shoutout or tag us on social media so we know you heard it from "ESCAPETHEROOMers"!)
Disclosure: We thank Bewilder Box for providing us with a sample of the game. Although complimentary experience was generously provided, it does not impact our opinion on the review whatsoever.