Updated: Nov 17
Photos provided by CU Adventures
Company: CU Adventures
Game: Floor 13
Country: USA 🇺🇸
Type of Game: DIY Escape Kits/ Digital Escape Game
Date Played: 10/29/2020
Difficulty (based on 3 players): 6/10
Size of Team: Unlimited (Recommended 2-4)
Time: 60-120 mins
Price: $10.00 min (Digital Version), $25.00 min (By Mail)
This is the second game we've played by CU Adventures. Check out our review on their "The Lost Temple" game.
We've been trapped in our office building after-hours and stumbled on a hidden floor that we've never knew about before. Floor 13th is full of secrets that we probably shouldn't have unearthed. But it's too late now...Hopefully, we'll make it out alive by using the clues we've gathered.
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If you have played their first game before, this game was designed on the same platform. There's no limit to how many players can log in with the same access code but we recommend 2-4 players for the best experience. The game also came with a PDF file that you'll need to print out to use alongside the digital portal. If you don't have a printer, there are two options: use their "printerless" PDF edition or purchase the "We Print You Play Edition" and they will mail the documents to your home.
Once the leader logs in, the rest of the players' system will be synced together. The leader is the only one that will be able to pick up items, unlock locks, enter passwords and maneuver certain interactive puzzle pieces. This was a great idea since all team members has to agree to move forward and puzzles had to be solved as a collaborative event.
Brandon's favorite part was the automated narration element in the game. He loved that someone would read for him and all he had to do was listen. This narration would happen when we proceed onto another puzzle or location in the game. The immersion was done quite well as besides the narrations, you were even able to hear lighting, thunder and other types of sound effects throughout the game. My favorite part of the game was the fact that the inventory system was so easy to follow. It would show us what locks were opened, what was left for us to do, which document we're suppose to be on for this puzzle, etc...
Since the game was designed in a way where the players are able to explore freely throughout the game, we were able to "divide and conquer" in many incidences. But since the leader is the only one that's able to type in the passwords to move on to the next stages, none of our teammates were left in the dark as we always debriefed on the puzzles that was solved and then I entered the password to move on.
I have to admit, we did make a fairly big mistake at the beginning as I did not read the instructions clearly and was the only one that was using the "printerless" PDF. The "printerless" PDF essentially assembled all the puzzles together for you which if you had printed the regular PDF file, you would have had to cut and piece together the clue papers in order to see the puzzle reveals. So essentially I skipped a step and was feeling quite good about myself as I was flying through them while my teammates were wondering how I was getting them so quickly. I was also confused at why they are not seeing what I'm seeing. This lasted for more than half of the game until I finally realized that we were looking at different PDFs. So definitely make sure you and your teammates have the right PDF before you proceed. Unless you intentionally want to be the genius of the night...😁
We played this game with our friend Michelle from "Society of Curiosities" and with a team of 3, it really worked well. We each took on different roles for various puzzles that needed teamwork and separated during the times we needed to look for clues in different areas of the game. The puzzles were not extremely difficult but was a lot of fun to venture together as a team. Although the story line and game design was on the eerie side, there were no jump scares whatsoever. Even though I used the easier version of the PDF to complete the game, I'll still proudly take this certificate of completion as it's too good to pass up! 🙈✌
(If you do decide to try this game, give us a shoutout or tag us on social media so we know you heard it from "ESCAPETHEROOMers"!)
Disclosure: We thank CU Adventures 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.