REMOTE: Mystery Mansion Regina - "Seen"
Updated: Dec 9, 2020
Photos provided by Mystery Mansion Regina
Company: Mystery Mansion Regina
Country: Canada 🇨🇦
Type of Game: Remote Escape Room 🗣
Date Played: 7/12/2020
Difficulty (based on 4 players): 5/10
Time: 75 Minutes
Price: $21.00 CAD/ pp
We always have a great time playing Mystery Mansion Regina's remote escape rooms as their avatars are very interactive with the audience and often times they are hilarious (beware, the room is Rated 14A for coarse language, dark comedy, and inappropriate themes).
In this game, we replied to fill a position as a babysitter from a post by DirkyDirk420 on Craigslist. This was no ordinary baby...It's a BIG 6 ft tall baby (great job Owen)! The initial idea for this game was to have two different sides of Seen: Seen A and Seen B. Two teams will compete to win the end "prize". We've played both sides but the owner decided to keep only the A side as a remote option. Perhaps one day he'll put it back for the competition mode again with some renditions. It was a lot of fun playing against another team but we didn't exactly feel the competition aspect of the game. It was more like we were just playing two different rooms and escaped earlier and waited for the other team to finish.
The starting point of both rooms were the same. We got an audio intro of the game and a link to access the telescape inventory portal. If you have played their "Cut Throat" room, you might recognize that it's the same room as Seen A. There's only a few puzzles that might seem similar but the entire story line and most of the puzzles were replaced. The A side had a bit more space to explore than the B side. If you ever get to play the B side, the puzzles were a bit more challenging. Side A had more reading materials than side B. The telescape inventory system definitely helped since some members were able to search the room while others were doing the reading assignments. This was a 75 minute room which we completed in about 40 minutes or so. No need to rush and definitely spend some quality time with the baby. You can have him read out all the items that needed reading as the stories were quite entertaining and Owen did a great job with the narration. Some of our team members were more into solving puzzles and finishing the game with a quicker time. I actually prefer to take my time to enjoy the performance by the avatar. Some avatars actually really enjoy this part of the job so give them a chance to showoff their acting skills! With 75 minutes you'll definitely be able to escape in time.
If we had to pick a favorite, side A wins by a tad. The story line had a better flow and the puzzle designs were funnier (especially if the owner is going to incorporate one of my suggestions). We don't want to give away any spoilers but the development of the character from A to B side is a continuation of a story. It would definitely be worth playing B side if it ever becomes a remote game or if you ever get to visit their physical location.
(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.