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Enigma Fellowship - "The Submerged Sentinel"

Updated: Aug 18, 2021

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Company: Enigma Fellowship

Game: The Submerged Sentinel

Country: Germany 🇩🇪

Language: English

Type of Game: Puzzles By Mail 📬

Genre: Adventure, Mystery

Date Played: August 2, 2021

Difficulty (based on 2 adult players): 7/10

Size of Team: Unlimited

Time: Unlimited (Suggested 2hrs)

Price: $22.00 or save by subscription


The ISS Sentinel has lost contact with the base for quite awhile now. You've received a new order to find them and to figure out what has happened to the crew and the submarine. Are you ready for your next mission with the Enigma Fellowship ?


The Submerged Sentinel came with a mystery solving 101 sheet, a letter from Michael Gurges, a map from HydraCON, a Black light keychain, and two sealed envelopes with additional content.

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Since this is our fourth game with Enigma Fellowship, we are quite familiar with the format of their game play. If this is your first game with them, definitely check out the mystery solving 101 sheet first. You can either choose to play the game on a laptop or just use your phone and scan in the QR code. Either way works great for this game.

The audio narration has always been one of our favorite features from Enigma Fellowship. In this game, we were introduced to various crew members but also cool sound effects that really made us feel like we were submerged underwater, interacting with wildlife and cruising on the vast Arctic Ocean. Of course the written script is always there for you if you prefer reading the story on your own.

In this game, you'll be using the clues you've received in the mail and a main website. The website served as an information hub but also as a place for you to input answers. If you get stuck, the hints and solutions were provided right under that specific puzzle which was quite convenient.

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This game was pretty much divided into two parts: searching for the ship and aboard the ship. The first part of game's puzzles definitely felt more challenging than the latter part. All the puzzles seemed more technical involving GPS coordinates, transmission decoding and directions. My sense of direction is the worst so maybe that's why I felt a little lost. Once you get the hang of what procedure to take in order to reach the solution, it felt easier as some some steps were repeated. One puzzle was especially pretty to look at. Even if you can't solve it (it was quite challenging), it's worth just staring at it for awhile.

The second part of the game is when the story started to take a turn. The puzzles used a lot imagery and even some word play. It also felt more like search and find the culprit using deduction type of route. Personally I prefer the second part as it also had some escape room vibe to it as we were able to unlock codes and travel to various parts of the ship.

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This is yet another game from Enigma Fellowship that made us feel so close to a storyline that it felt almost REAL. This is because most of the information they've used in the game is real and well researched. After this game, you'll probably be an expert at tracking down a submarine and decoding various messages by using flag codes, Morse codes, and phonetic alphabets. I love how they could have chosen a different ending but decided to go with one that retained the twist and turns but still gave the audience some hope in humanity.

One thing that we've always appraised the creators on is their awareness for the environment and this game is no exception. Shipments are 100% carbon neutral. If you want to contribute to this movement, make sure to use their "Puzzle Around the World" idea and pass the game on to another person. Each person will then fill in their information in the back of the game and once a 5th person completes the list, all the people on the list will get a discount towards their next game! Let's get this Sentinel to travel around the world!

Check out our interview with the creators to understand more on the development side of the game:

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(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 Enigma Fellowship for providing us with a sample of their game. Although a complimentary experience was generously provided, it does not impact our opinion on the review whatsoever.

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