Mobile Escape - "Escape Mail - S01E03: Ancient Mysteries"
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Company: Mobile Escape
Game: Escape Mail - S01E03: Ancient Mysteries
Country: Canada 🇨🇦
Type of Game: Puzzles By Mail 📬
Genre: Adventure, Mystery
Size of Team: Unlimited
Date Played: 10/9/2020
Price: $14.99 CAD
If you remembered our review of Ep 2: Missing Person , we saved cousin JJ but now he's in trouble again. He finally made his way to the treasure site but it seemed like the local Joro people did not make this job easy for him. We're going to have to help him decipher the messages and hopefully get the treasure in time!
On the outside of the envelope, you'll notice the Joro numbering system (Please make sure you don't accidentally rip the envelope). Inside the envelope there were a temple layout, 5 totems, letter from JJ and a temple photo with QR code. You'll also need to prepare a scissor, tape, QR scanner and a flashlight.
The first part of the puzzle was an "arts and craft" project. It was actually quite fun to piece together the totems and construct an actual temple (with a door opening too!). If this is too difficult, there is a video tutorial that you can follow. The QR code pretty much just opened up a website for us to input solutions in. The puzzles were not as enjoyable for us with this game. They just felt like a lot of not well written riddles. It was hard to follow some of the instructions and when we looked up the hints, we still did not quite get the logic behind it. It would've also helped if the game piece design was better in terms of the stability of the totems. Every time we tried to position them where they have to be, they just kept falling down. This made the game play much harder since we needed to visualize their positions. After finally getting through to the end with hints, we were disappointed that there was no ending video with this episode. We were hoping to see our favorite character JJ giving us a glimpse of what's to come in the next chapter. I guess we'll have to wait and see where "Ep 4: On the Run" will take us...
Check out our interview with the creators to understand more on the development side of these game:
(If you do decide to try this book, please remember to let them know that you heard it from"ESCAPETHEROOMers"!)
Disclosure: We thank Mobile Escape for providing us with samples of their game. Although complimentary experience was generously provided, it does not impact our opinion on the review whatsoever.