REMOTE: Breakout Games - "Mystery Mansion"
Updated: Dec 10, 2020
Videos/ Photos provided by Breakout Games
Company: Breakout Games
Game: Mystery Mansion
Country: USA 🇺🇸
Type of Game: Remote Escape Room 🗣
Date Played: 6/14/2020
Difficulty (based on 5 players): 6.5/10
Size of Team: Up to 8ppl
Time: 60 Minutes
Price: $99/Flat rate
This was not our first time with Breakout Games. They've always been consistent with their customer service and professionalism. We've played several of their games at various locations but never a remote one. We were lucky to be playing "Mystery Mansion" at their Atlanta, GA location as they have the fastest "one hand lock opener" we've ever seen, Richard. At one point we all said: "Did you just "one hand " a Cryptex?" With that said, our journey began...
We have chosen to spend the holiday at a creepy old mansion. There seems to be a presence of "something here". What's hidden deep within those walls?
We were given time to watch an intro video. Once that ended, the mansion magically appeared in front of us. I've always loved when the game designer adds a "break in" scenario to the beginning of an escape room. I'm glad they were able to keep a bit of the "creepiness" as due to remote play, the rest of the game had to be well lit. I would imagine playing on site would have a much different feeling. Richard gave us the password for the portal after we had a quick scan of the room. The portal was easy to use and was very necessary for the game. It provided clear images of items we needed as clues. The puzzles were logical except one confused us with the wording. Since Richard saved us so much time with his speediness, we were able to figure that out and escape with 7 minutes and 36 seconds left. For the remote games we really appreciate a game that doesn't spend too much time on finding items or having too much props that are not in play. These are tasks that would be difficult if we were to play on site already. This game was very straightforward and had no red herrings. Nothing was hidden to the point where it would waste your game time to find them. We spend all our time enjoying the puzzles and with all these factors combined, we can say: "That was a great remote escape game!"
(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 Breakout Games for comping our tickets for this game. Although a complimentary experience was generously provided, it does not impact our opinion on the review whatsoever.