Escape Room Helsinki - "The Murder of Ms Cronwall"
Updated: Dec 10, 2020
Videos/ Photos provided by Escape Room Helsinki
Company: Escape Room Helsinki
Game: The Murder of Ms Cronwell
Language: English/ Finnish
Country: Finland 🇫🇮
Type of Game: DIY Escape Kit 🖨️
Genre: Murder Mystery
Date Played: 7/4/20
Difficulty (based on 2 players): 3/10
Size of Team: Unlimited
The story takes us back to 1920's in Finland where Ms. Cronwall (a prostitute) was murdered. It seemed like the police at the time did not care for such insignificant person's case and we were called in the assist.
It was very interesting to learn about the history of Finland during the prohibition period from the game. This was when speakeasies and smuggling businesses flourished. The game does capture the vibe of the era in the intro video and the game through the different characters. The game itself was more focused on creating the story versus "puzzles". The "puzzles" felt more like search and find and were quite easy. The game centered around a form that had a bunch of questions that we needed to find answers for that eventually became evidences that we needed to piece together to solve the murder. We felt like detectives filling out a suspect report. This was later used to determine the murderer and his/her motive. We wished some "hints" were not so obvious as it gave us an opportunity to figure out some answers without having to really dig into the files. There were only 2 pages we felt needed printing (if you can't visualize it on the computer). It was nice that the game provided a conclusive ending to the murder case. If you are looking for a beginner level digital game (I probably wouldn't characterize this as an escape game due to the theme and also the type of "puzzles") and enjoy murder mystery type of story line, then you can easily occupy yourself with an hour of playtime with this game.
(If you do decide to try this game, please remember to let them know that you heard it from"ESCAPETHEROOMers"!)
Disclosure: We thank Escape Room Helsinki for providing us with a sample of the game. Although a complimentary experience was generously provided, it does not impact our opinion on the review whatsoever.