Updated: Aug 22
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Company: Trapped Puzzle Rooms
Country: USA 🇺🇸
Type of Game: Audio Escape Room
Date Played: 8/13/2020
Difficulty (based on 2 players): 6/10
Size of Team: 2-6 Players (Minimum of 2 devices)
Time: 90 Minutes
One thing that Trapped Puzzle Rooms' games can always promise us is laughter. Brian, our host, took us on another fun adventure and this time it was at the Spumonti Casino. Casino/heist type of theme had always been one of my favorites. It was time to try our luck!
The entire game was played on Discord. You'll need to set up for an account if you don't have one. Do try to sign in earlier and get familiar with the program if you never used it before. This game did need a bit more utilization of the program than our previous game. Visuals were sent and paired with narrations told by the game host.
This game felt more like a "choose your own adventure". From trying our luck at the roulette table to spinning jackpots on the slot machines to hitting some blackjacks, there was so much to explore. The mission was assigned very clearly to us at the beginning but there was a lot of acceptable ways to achieve it. The hard job landed on the host since he needed to determine if our solution was viable. Brian was great at improvs and giving witty comebacks. The puzzles were not as difficult in this game but they had designed something we haven't seen before done on discord. Closer to the end of the game, we were sent to different rooms (given different photos) that was similar to breakout rooms on Zoom. We had to work together by telling each other what we saw in order to complete the puzzles and escape. We thought we had ample time but describing some puzzle elements were harder than we thought. We had only a couple of seconds left but that's exactly the thrill we were looking for in a heist.
Every game we've tried so far with Trapped Puzzle Rooms have given us a different type of experience even though the platform and game concept was the same. For this game, it felt like a RPG. If you want more challenging puzzles with lucid solutions, try their "Super Squad". We hope to travel back in time and meet T-Rex in their "Prehistoric Park" one day and hopefully live to tell our experience!
(If you do decide to try this game, please remember to let them know that you heard it from"ESCAPETHEROOMers"!)
Disclosure: We thank Trapped Puzzle Rooms for comping our tickets for this game. Although a complimentary experience was generously provided, it does not impact our opinion on the review whatsoever.