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Scarlet Envelope - "GAME X. Killer Wedding"

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Company: Scarlet Envelope

Game: GAME X. Killer Wedding

Country: Canada 🇨🇦

Language: English

Type of Game: Tabletop Games 📬

Genre: Murder Mystery

Date Played: December 6, 2023

Difficulty (based on 4 players): 6/10

Size of Team: Unlimited (Recommend 1-6 ppl)

Time: Unlimited (Suggested 1-2 Hours)

Price: $25 CAD/Monthly


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In 1980's Maine, the town is excited (and some disappointed) to watch the most eligible bachelor get married in a storybook wedding to a perfect orphan woman. On the night of the wedding rehearsal along the Atlantic coastline, the joy is shattered when the groom is found dead at the cliff’s base with a questionable substance in his system. Can you find the dark secrets behind this tragic mystery?


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Opening up the scarlet envelope, we were greeted with many different items, including a beautiful invitation to a wedding, a pamphlet describing the suspects and 3 evidence bags.


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Starting the game off, we did have a little trouble knowing how to start, whether we had to comb through what was available or to go to the website first. Once we got rolling though, and logged into the website, we had no trouble proceeding. The game led us through everything as we began to read the information provided and listen to the audio interviews for each suspect. Each interview also had transcripts, which was helpful as we could read and follow along. Once we were done listening to all the suspect testimonies, we looked over the evidence, found additional information about each person and brought them in for questioning again. Each puzzle solved delivered us a question that needed to be asked to a suspect to help establish a timeline for everyone.


The interview segments were a fun touch to the game. It was entertaining to go through and speak to each person again. One thing we noticed as the game progressed; it seemed like we could influence certain outcomes with our choices but found out that our decisions had little impact overall.


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The puzzles had a nice variety with some clever twists. Once we got rolling, we knew what we needed to interact with and not. Each piece of evidence was nicely gatekept so that we were never confused about what was needed to solve a puzzle. The hint system was set up well with many layers that guided us to the solution. We were able to step through them and still get our eureka moment. One thing we enjoyed was that it felt like a true mystery as the solutions to each puzzle would lead us to new revelations on each suspect.


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This game made us feel like we needed to put on our trench coat and fedora to solve the case. "Killer Wedding" was different than previous Scarlet Envelope we have played with a murder mystery theme that required us to establish a timeline and interviews suspects. The linear flow of the game mixed with the puzzles made this game a blast to play. The story was clever and adding the voice actors really helped the immersive feel. We played with 4 people, which felt like a good number as we were all able to participate and see everything. Any armchair detective or wedding-themed lovers would enjoy this game.

 

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Disclosure: We thank Scarlet Envelope for providing us with a sample of their game. Although a complimentary experience was generously provided, it does not impact our opinion on the review whatsoever.


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