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Thames & Kosmos - "Exit The Game - Kids: Jungle of Riddles"


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Company: Thames & Kosmos

Game: Exit The Game - Kids: Jungle of Riddles

Country: USA 🇺🇸

Language: English

Type of Game: Tabletop Games 📬

Genre: Adventure

Date Played: September 9, 2023

Difficulty (based on 1 player): 5/10

Size of Team: Unlimited (Recommended 1-4 Players (Kids) (Ages 6-8)

Time: Unlimited

Price: $19.99



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What a lucky day you've been having! First, you discovered this unknown island and now you have stumbled across some treasure chests. As you approach them, a toucan along with other jungle animals stop you, saying that the only way to open these chests is if you can solve these riddles.

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Opening the. box, the game was colorfully designed in the traditional "Exit The Game" style with cards divided into 6 different types as well as different punch out items that will be needed to solve certain riddle cards.

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After reading out the introduction story, we laid out one of each of the 6 different types of cards and all 9 of the treasure chests. Each card will be a different type of puzzle that needs to be solved that is explained in the instruction booklet.


If you are familiar with most "Exit The Game" games, they use the same solution wheel that is in most of their set ups. The answer to all the puzzles was 3 animals. When my child thought he had the answer, he would align the 3 animals on the wheel under the correct puzzle symbol and flip it over. If the window on the back showed an "X", he would have to try another puzzle before coming back to this one. If there was a key, he would get a key and place it on a treasure chest. After solving all the puzzles, we unveiled the 6 treasure chests that he chose and what we found.


Since there were multiple riddle cards this game is re-playable many times over. The rules were really simple to explain to my 7-year old and was even simpler to set up. Even after the first game, he was able to set up and play the next game without any guidance from me. There was not a huge story here, but my child has a large imagination so he was completely immersed in the game.

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Each type of card was a different puzzle style to solve, each revolving around the animals of the jungle. There was one where you had to identify the animals based on their merged shadows, another required you to search the card and find which animals were missing and others that required the punched out items to solve. Each were different enough and fun for my 7-year old to solve, but also a big thing was none were too difficult that he would get too frustrated.


A big win for us on this one was that each puzzle was reading independent so I could explain what the riddle was and he could go about it himself with no guidance from me. There was no hint system, which was find for this game, but there is a list of solutions that could be found in the instruction manual.

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"Exit The Game - Kids: Jungle of Riddles" was a fantastic puzzle game for my child. I would not call this an escape room game per se, but a fun riddle game with a small story to go along with it. Each of the riddles were reading independent which is great for a young age. With the easy set up and replay value, my child was able to set up multiple games on his own. The box does say for kids ages 6-8, but I feel it can be played with younger kids with a little more guidance and a little bit of older kids if they are into some easier puzzles. This would be a great way to introduce the young ones in your life to a world of puzzle solving!

 

Check out our interview with the creators to understand more on the development side of the game:

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Disclosure: We thank Thames & Kosmos for providing us with samples of the game. Although a complimentary experience was generously provided, it does not impact our opinion on the review whatsoever.


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