REMOTE: Conundrum Escape Rooms - "Dead Man's Secret"
Updated: Dec 10, 2020
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Company: Conundrum Escape Rooms
Game: Dead Man's Secret
Country: USA 🇺🇸
Type of Game: Remote Escape Room 🗣
Date Played: 6/19/2020
Difficulty (based on 5 players): 7/10
Size of Team: 2-4 Players (Recommended)
Time: 90 Minutes
We had a chance to enter the billionaire Conan Drum's house after his passing. Rumor has it, he's hidden his entire fortune in here and we needed to find it before anyone else does! Of course we had to gather a team of the smartest puzzle people (6 total) for this job.
We entered a room that seemed to be Conan's office. Our avatar, Joe, gave us a thorough tour of the room and then our journey began. The room seemed small at first and doesn't seem like there was much to do. We were surprised about how much was unveiled as we started to solve the puzzles one by one. There was one particular prop that had many "secrets". Every time we thought we were done with it, a new discovery would pop up.
In some of the other remote escape rooms we've played, we felt that the inventory portal wasn't really necessary but we felt that this room could definitely use one. During the game, we noticed there were a few clues that had a good amount of writing that would require us to refer back and forth to it. Since we had a team of six, it was difficult to manage if everyone was able to read through it with the same speed or record it accurately. I took some photos on my phone (deleted them right after the game) and used that method and was able to play through the game smoothly. Some of our teammates didn't and kept having to ask Jon to refer back to the clue paper. This delayed our play as a group. We didn't mind it as much in this game since we had 90 minutes.
The puzzles were very innovative and we enjoyed them throughout the game. One felt a bit too slow for the remote experience since we were mostly watching the avatar repeat the action several times. As an enthusiasts group, we finished the game in 1 hour and 6 minutes. It definitely had some challenging puzzles but who said finding a billionaire's entire fortune was going to be easy? Are you up for the challenge?
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Disclosure: We thank Conundrum Escape Rooms for comping our tickets for this game. Although a complimentary experience was generously provided, it does not impact our opinion on the review whatsoever.