Updated: Nov 11
Photos provided by Reality Break Escapes
Company: Reality Break Escapes
Game: Seattle Freeze
Country: USA 🇺🇸
Type of Game: Live Stream Puzzle
Date Played: 5/17/20
Difficulty (based on 6 players): 5/10
Size of Team: 4 Connections
Time: 60 Minute
Price: $50.00 (Up to 2 connections)/ $20.00 each additional
We went to Seattle last year and visited the popular tourist places: Space Needle, Pike Place Market, Chihuly Garden and Glass and of course the Starbucks Reserve Roastery. We were lucky to experience some sun for the two days we were there. Reality Break Escape's live stream puzzle game "Seattle Freeze" bought back some of the wonderful memories we spent at the beautiful city.
The game started with the game master informing us that Seattle was in danger and the only clue we had was a encrypted message. The puzzles were then presented to us on colorful PDFs along with the GM's audio stories. The stories felt like we were getting a city tour while trying to unveil the mysteries. This was also the first time we learned about the drawing tools on zoom. It was great to be able to use that on the PDFs as a team. It really enhanced the teamwork experience. If they are able to add a answer box where the final agreed upon answer could be entered to go to the next puzzle, that would make it more seamless. There was one puzzle where we were confused on if they wanted letters or number and how many would we need but since we played it during the testing phase, this should probably be resolved by now. The puzzles were not extremely hard so it would be fun for kids as well.
There were a lot of locations mentioned in the game that we missed on our last trip. I think this definitely calls for a revisit to Seattle when this chaos is all over!
(If you do decide to try this game, please remember to let them know that you heard it from"ESCAPETHEROOMers"!)
Disclosure: We thank Reality Break Escapes for comping our tickets for this game. Although complimentary experience was generously provided, it does not impact our opinion on the review whatsoever.