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Company: Bewilder Box Escape Room in partnership with Eltham Escape Rooms
Country: United Kingdom 🇬🇧
Type of Game: Digital Escape Game
Date Played: 4/26/20
Difficulty (based on 3 players): 6.5/10
Size of Team: 1-6pp (Suggested size 2-3pp)
Time: Unlimited (Key works for 24 hours)
Love robot jokes? This game had plenty! I love it when humor could be added to a puzzle game as it definitely eases the tension between the teammates during puzzle solving. There is a timer on the top of the screen and you'll get a score at the end based on if you used hints or not. You can also play at your own leisure and not be in a competitive mode.
This was the first time we've seen a point and click escape game that allowed multiple players to be able to join in and click on different items at the same time. When we started the game there were just the two of us. We felt great using the mouse to explore different areas and piecing information together for a solution. When we had another player join in, it got really confusing as we were working on a puzzle at the time and by them clicking around we lost our spot. Our advise is to start the game at the same time and inform your group if they are going to be late that they should not click around when they enter as they could mess up the progress of the game. There were one or two puzzles that we had to designate one person to do all the clicking as it became counterproductive when we all tried to do it at the same time.
We loved the theme and graphics of this game. Looking forward to Chapter 2 having more puzzle designs that will allow individual players to separately work on some puzzles (maybe in different rooms in the sector?) and then joining the pieces together with the group at the end. This game has great potential for team work and communication.
(If you do decide to try this game, please remember to let them know that 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.