REMOTE: Mystery Mansion Regina - "DTF: Drag Task Force"
Updated: Dec 30, 2020
Photos provided by Mystery Mansion Regina
Company: Mystery Mansion Regina
Game: DTF: Drag Task Force
Country: Canada 🇨🇦
Type of Game: Remote Escape Room 🗣
Date Played: 9/25/2020
Difficulty (based on 2 players): 6/10
Size of Team: 3+ Players
Time: 60 Minutes
Price: $20.00 CAD/ pp (A portion of each ticket will be donated to the Regina non-profit organization, Lulu's Lodge)
*All content of this room has been reviewed and approved by the Drag Community and is not intended to offend any parties*
We've been sent by the leader of the DTF (Flo Mingo) to infiltrate the traitor Ruby Hymen's lair. She has an evil plan to steal all of DTF members' powers! We must stop Ruby and help the team to get their powers back!
Just like the photos below, this was such a fun and colorful experience. Right from the beginning, the design of the puzzle had an embedded message with the story line. Brandon picked it up right away. I was too busy looking at the various colorful feather boas and outfits.
Like the other remote games played at Mystery Regina (Seen and Cut Throat), this remote experience was played over zoom along with Telescape as the inventory portal. With the two of us it was quite difficult as there were a lot of reading (edit on 9/29 - the game designer has informed us this has been cut down significantly) and character play throughout the game. Since this was also a shorter experience than their 75 minute game, it'll definitely be helpful with more teammates so you can split the work load. Most of the puzzles were not difficult but the dim lighting made it hard to search and see certain parts of the room and props (it would be helpful to keep certain "tool" ON for the game). We also found one puzzle a bit confusing since it had a symbol that could be associated with another puzzle. Although Telescape's photos did help make certain clues clearer, we still think color puzzles are to be avoided in remote rooms with dim lighting (edited on 9/29 - the game designer has changed this puzzle to be interactive on telescape).
Mystery Regina's creativity with their story lines are always very unique (especially the adult humor component). We haven't seen any escape room dare to tap into that territory but we especially enjoy those giggly moments. The remote avatar was a great add on to this innovative set. Without giving away too much, you're able to actually control the avatar with different commands. If you like to be interactive with your avatar and watch/listen to them do silly things, you'll definitely get a kick out of this game. And if you are lucky, the real Flo might even pop in and congratulate you on finishing your mission!
(If you do decide to try this experience, give us a shoutout or tag us on social media so we know you heard it from "ESCAPETHEROOMers"!)
Disclosure: We thank Mystery Mansion Regina for comping our tickets for this game. Although a complimentary experience was generously provided, it does not impact our opinion on the review whatsoever.