REMOTE: Exit The Room - "Voodoo School"
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Company: Exit The Room
Game: Voodoo School
Country: Austria 🇦🇹
Type of Games: Remote Escape Room 🗣
Date Played: 9/2/2020
Difficulty (based on 2 players): 5/10
Size of Team: 2-6 Players
Time: 60 Minutes
Price: €79,00 (2-3 Players)/ €89,00 (4 Players)/ €99,00 (5 Players)/ €109,00 (6 Players)
It looks like our avatar Lisa really needs our help with her school work. She has 9 subjects that she needs to pass in 60 minutes or else she'll be stuck in this school forever! Now that's scary...
This is our first remote game with Exit the Room. It was done over zoom but they had a build-in inventory system which worked quite nicely with the game since you didn't need to open up another screen or toggle between pop ups.
Lisa started the game by giving us a tour of the room. She had a pretty steady hand throughout the game and we didn't have much internet issues. It was also great to be able to see her operate on some of the puzzles from a different angle since she was able to put the camera on a stand. The first thing we noticed was that the theme of the room didn't feel "voodooish" to us. It was a regular class room with normal homework questions. We felt that the set design and puzzles could have used more of a "darker" or "witchery" type of feel since it is called "Voodoo School" (although there was a bit more connection towards the latter part of the game).
Most of the puzzles really bought back our memories of being in school. There were 9 different subjects (Behavior, Geography, Biology, Latin, Physics, Literature, Voodoo, and Mathematics) that we had to solve in order to help our avatar pass the final exam. It was quite linear so if you are not sure what to do next, it's best to reference to which subject you have completed. This would be really fun for a group since I'm sure people will have different strengths and everyone will end up contributing to the solutions. My favorites were the Music and Math puzzles where as Brandon's were Geography and Voodoo. There was one puzzle we thought could cause an issue due to language and that was Latin. We had to eventually ask Lisa to help us with this one. One puzzle also felt like it needed some outside knowledge which I was glad Brandon's everyday trivia came in handy.
Overall we did enjoy being challenged to remember our school days and it was nice to know that we did not give back everything we learned to our teachers. Are you ready to put your school knowledge to test?
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Disclosure: We thank Exit The Room for comping our tickets for this game. Although a complimentary experience was generously provided, it does not impact our opinion on the review whatsoever.