Sherlocked PH - "The Cabin"
Updated: Dec 9, 2020
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Company: Sherlocked PH
Game: The Cabin
Country: Philippines 🇵🇭
Type of Game: Live Stream Escape 💻
Genre: Detective, Murder Mystery
Date Played: 9/7/2020
Difficulty (based on 6 players): 6/10
Size of Team: 5-11ppl
Time: 90 Minutes
Price: Php249 per player ($10 per player for international bookings)
We gathered some of our old friends and headed up to the woods for a weekend getaway. All of a sudden, a scream broke out and one of our friends was murdered! We needed to figure out who's the killer or else anyone could be next...
"The Cabin" was a very unique online game format that we haven't experienced yet. It was a hybrid of a digital point-n-click (controlled by a game master via our commands) and an audio game. Depending on how many players book for the game, there'll be a role assigned for each player. Prior to the game, the game leader will have to fill out a form to assign a specific role to a player. It would be great to discuss this in advance with your teammates and assign them according to their strengths. We had a team of 6 and our roles were lead investigator, lead interrogator, forensic chemist, forensic pathologist, fingerprint analyst and inventory keeper. We were given different documents that only pertained to our job at the beginning of the game. Most of the time we were able to play collaboratively but there were a few times we had to wait on our teammate in order to move on. If we had an inventory system then we would be able to work on things simultaneously.
Our favorite part of the game was when we were broken into two teams and into breakout rooms. We had to work together to solve puzzles in order to eventually reunite with everyone. Communication was key here and that's why this game is great for team building in so many ways. We also really loved the twist in the narrative and how the story was unveiled as we found more evidence through solutions from the puzzles. There were a lot "wooo" and "ahhhh" moments. One suggest we had would be to actually have someone read out the narrative part like a story and perhaps add some more music elements to create a more immersive atmosphere. This was ultimately a digital game souped up with a perplexing plot that a group of people could play together collaboratively. We really enjoyed it and can't wait for their new game to come out!
(If you do decide to try this game, give us a shoutout or tag us on social media so we know you heard it from "ESCAPETHEROOMers"!)
Disclosure: We thank Sherlocked PH for comping our tickets for this game. Although a complimentary experience was generously provided, it does not impact our opinion on the review whatsoever.