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Squonkland - "House Hunting"

Updated: Apr 27


Company: Squonkland

Games: House Hunting

Country: USA 🇺🇸

Language: English

Type of Game: Audio Escape Room 👂

Genre: Adventure

Date Played: March 18, 2022

Difficulty (based on 6 players): 6.5/10

Size of Team: 2-4 Players (Recommended)

Time: Usually 60-90 minutes but they'll give extra time if needed

Price: PAY WHAT YOU WANT or donate to one of these charities


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Your best friend calls and asks you to feed his dog Jasper in his house. He says, “The keys to the house is under the doormat!” It sounds like an easy job for you. So, you gladly accept the task and drive to his house. However, when you arrive at his house, you notice that some things are very strange. Can you find out what is going on here?

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This is a live-hosted audio escape room that is provided to your team meets through Zoom. The game masters are your storytellers and the story moves on as you interact with the them. When you find something during the game, you receive links to the website showing some images or information that you found. If you are lost or you need a hint, your game masters will give you a nudge. There is no winning or losing in this game. There is no time limit to escape.


I liked that we could relax and enjoy the puzzles without rushing. But at the same time, the beginning of the game was a little bit overwhelming (for me at least) because we had to construct the world we were in only by listening to what the game masters said. There was a lot of information for us to take notes of. It got better once we collected all of the background information we needed. Plus, the game masters were friendly and helpful. Sometimes they repeated certain parts of the story for us and they made sure we had the correct information. Good communication and note-taking skills were extremely important for this game.


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The game had a variety of puzzles such as pencil, mechanical (in your minds), and audio puzzles. The puzzles were nicely built-in to the story of the game and were not overly complicated. As we continued on, we received the images and notes of some pencil puzzles. Those helped to expand the range of the types of puzzles available for the audio game. It was very satisfying to be able to enjoy many different types of puzzles. Because the game was in audio form and did not actually have a physical platform, we could imagine and try a lot of different things with the items and characters. Some puzzles required a unique way to solve them. Those definitely gave us Aha! Moments and made us smile. We even had a lot of funny suggestions to our game masters on what to do (you never know, sometimes those ideas just might work)! They smoothly guided us in the right direction without breaking the scenery of the game and were very witty. The theme of the story seemed a little ordinary, but the things in this game had a heartwarming charm. We had a lot of fun interacting with the characters and items. The whole game was very engaging and we enjoyed this imaginary world with entertaining puzzles a lot.

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House Hunting” is a really enjoyable game to play with family and friends, not only for solving fun puzzles but also for interacting freely with the characters or items in this game. There are various types of puzzles, and those puzzles are good for all levels of players. Besides good communication skills and imagination, good note-taking skills are the important keys to success. So, why don’t you use the power of your mind and have a great time with your team on this adventure?

 

(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 Squonkland for comping our tickets for this game. Although a complimentary experience was generously provided, it does not impact our opinion on the review whatsoever.


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