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Game: Ruins: Forbidden Treasure
Company: The Escape Game
Country: USA 🇺🇸
Type of Game: Remote Escape Room
Date Played: 6/8/2020
Difficulty (based on 2 players): 7/10
Size of Team: 3-7 Players
Time: 60 Minutes
Price: $25 (+ tax) per person
We've been contemplating if we should play this game in person or remotely. We kept hearing amazing things about it from our friends and in the end, we couldn't resist the temptation.
The Escape Game had always been one of our favorite escape companies. Their Gold Rush won our "Bullseye Award" last year. From customer service to set design to puzzle creativity, The Escape Game had always made the experience felt seamless. The "Ruins: Forbidden Treasure" was no exception.
We were enjoying our tour with the captain of Skyward Tours when his plane suddenly malfunctioned. When we woke up, we were inside the wreckage of our plane. This was where our journey started. Right away we're amazed by the finishes of this area. It felt like a "Disney" type of quality. As we ventured deeper into the jungle, more surprises arose. The detailed carvings on the temple, growing vines and cracks made the temple felt so real. Even though we're looking at it on camera, the lighting and special effects still wowed us. There was a point in the game we had to pause and stare at the screen and said "Wow...Did that just happen?"
There was a lot to do in this game. With the 2 of us and no hints, we finished the game with about 5 minutes left. If you are a experienced player, a group of 4 would be perfect. Currently this game is only being offered at their Nashville location for live play. It may be a long wait for it to be installed at other locations due to COVID. We highly recommend playing this game even if it is through the remote experience. They did a great job of transforming the puzzles to an online version. Other than envying the avatar throughout the game with physically being there, we were fully satisfied with this journey. We definitely left with a priceless treasure at the end and that was our happiness!
(If you do decide to try this game, please remember to let them know that you heard it from"ESCAPETHEROOMers"!)
Disclosure: We thank The Escape Game for comping our tickets for this game. Although a complimentary experience was generously provided, it does not impact our opinion on the review whatsoever.