Updated: Sep 4, 2021
Videos/ Photos provided by Daydream Adventures
Company: Daydream Adventures
Game: A Witchy Christmas
Country: Canada 🇨🇦
Type of Game: Remote Escape Room 🗣
Date Played: 12/18/2020
Difficulty (based on 6 players): 5/10
Size of Team: Up to 8 Players
Time: 90 Minutes
Price: $110 CAD + tax for up to 4 players/ $15 CAD + tax (per extra player)
This is the second time we're visiting Hilda. Check out our first visit on "The Witch's Forest".
Hilda is tired of being all alone during the holidays and decided to visit the human realm to see what humans do during this time of the year. She found herself very intrigued by "Christmas". She took a few things back to her cabin from the humans and decided to see if she can make a celebration of her own...
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The entire game was played on Zoom. There was no need for inventory system or any code entering. If you've played "The Witch's Forest" before, the game uses the same set design but added flavors of Christmas as décor. Hilda, our avatar was engaging and humorous as always. As we solved a puzzle, a live video will be released from the back end and we'll be able to see a pre-recorded video of the result from our actions. This made us feel like we're watching a movie and took us out of the feeling of playing a game in front of a computer at home. It also gave the players less things they would have to maneuver in case they are not as tech savvy. Daydream Adventures always like to embed a player's choice element into their games and this time, it was no different. As you can see we're on the "nice list" so we went with the nice option. I'm curious to hear about your naughty experience if you decide to go that route!
We played this game with 4 other enthusiasts/bloggers so our experience could be different from yours. The game is quite linear since every player needed to be looking at the same screen to solve the same puzzle together before they could move forward. Since we've seen some of these puzzle designs before, a lot of us thought of the solution at the same time. We all want to shoutout the answer but it'll be quite difficult for Hilda to hear. There were several puzzles where we felt like designating one player to say the answer would be the best scenario. I spend a lot of time just watching other players and solving the puzzles in my head. The puzzles were not difficult. A lot of them were more of "identifying and associating" type of feel. Most felt like a "supporting role" for the storyline.
We always love the creativity from Daydream Adventures. They're constantly trying to come out with new ideas to try to make their magical forest seem more real to the audience on a virtual platform. For this game, I wouldn't recommend too many players if you are experienced (2-4 would be our recommendation). But if you care less about fighting over puzzles but can focus more on the theatrical aspects of this game then you'll love it regardless. Hilda has never disappointed us with her witchery "sparkles"!
(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 Daydream Adventures for comping our tickets for this game. Although a complimentary experience was generously provided, it does not impact our opinion on the review whatsoever.
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