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Decode Detroit (Ypsilanti) - "The Aurora Society"

LOCATION:  Ypsilanti, Michigan, USA

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📝  ETR DECODER

  • 🔑 GAME: The Aurora Society

  • 📅 DATE PLAYED: May 30, 2024

  • 🎬 GENRE: Sci-Fi, Mystery

  • 🧠 DIFFICULTY (Based on 2 ppl): 6.5/10

  • 👥 TOTAL # OF PLAYERS: 6-12 ppl

  • 🕒 LENGTH OF TIME: 60 Mins.

  • 💰 PRICE: $33.00/ pp (Min. 6 ppl)

  • ☎️ BOOKING TYPE: Private

  • 🔓 ESCAPED/ COMPLETED?: Yes


📖 THE STORY

In Ypsilanti, there is a hidden magical society seeking new members! However, an issue has arisen with their source of power, the Aurora. Are you capable of demonstrating your skills and securing a place within their group?


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🎯 HIT THE BULLSEYE

  • There's a virtual parrot in this room that serves as our assistant. We appreciate the interaction facilitated by the GM with this helper. The hints delivered by the parrot also infused a calming atmosphere amidst the game's intensity.

  • We appreciated the creative methods used to design puzzles in this room. It has become increasingly challenging for us to encounter fresh experiences after engaging in numerous games.

  • The object we utilized to obtain "approval" and journey to a different location in this game was truly "magical".

  • The GM has the ability to determine the type and quantity of puzzles assigned to each group according to their progress. This was particularly beneficial as we were only two individuals taking on this extensive room.

🧩 MISSED THE MARK

  • The clues for the deduction puzzle could be more clear.

  • The process to solve one of the puzzles seemed lengthy due to the numerous prop pieces that had to be recognized and positioned.( Please note this room is not designed for two people so what we felt here might not be how a bigger group would feel).

🏹 TAKE A SHOT?

Joining the Aurora Society is no walk in the park. Upon gaining entry into the society, we were filled with a sense of intellectual superiority. The initial struggle we faced with a deduction puzzle only served to heighten the satisfaction we felt when breezing through a complex Math question. I recommend assembling a team of adept players, each skilled in different puzzle types, to ace these tests effortlessly. Currently, the room is only accessible on the blue track, but there are two additional tracks that makes this room replay-able. We would be thrilled to come back and challenge ourselves once more!


ℹ️ ADDITIONAL INFO

  • Street parking (either free or metered, please read sign)

  • If you wish to play a scaled-down version of this game or if you have a smaller group of players, consider trying out "The Library".

  • Lobby with seating and games

  • Min of 3 people is needed for this room due to the design of one of the puzzles (but this shouldn't be an issues as the min for normal booking size is 6 ppl)


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Disclosure:  We thank Decode Detroit for comping our tickets for this game. Although complimentary admission was generously provided, it does not impact our opinion on the review whatsoever.



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