Updated: Apr 9, 2021
Photos provided by Trapped Puzzle Rooms
Company: Trapped Puzzle Rooms
Games: Holiday Whodunnit
Country: USA 🇺🇸
Type of Game: Audio Escape Room 👂
Genre: Mystery, Comedy
Date Played: 11/25/2020
Difficulty (based on 2 players): 4.5/10
Size of Team: 1-6 Players (Minimum of 3 ticket purchase), Suggested age 10+
Time: 90 Minutes
While we're taking a nice stroll with Grandmother Winter in the village of North Pole, a reindeer came out of no where and ran over Grandma! Who would want to do such a thing? Good thing we're great at solving mysteries. Let's get to the bottom of this...
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Just like the previous games, this game is played over Discord. Don't be scared of not being familiar with the program. It took us awhile to get use to it as well but once you are able to download the program and enter their discord room, you've already won half of the battle. The gamemaster should be able to assist from that point forward. There's really not much you need to do after that as the photos will be delivered to you through the chat room and you really just need the program for communication purposes.
We are always in awe whenever we see the graphics in Trapped Puzzle Rooms' games. We can't believe it's done by the same artist! In this game, we're able to perceive that "Dr. Seuss" vibe throughout the game. The art really made us feel like we were there in person. My favorite room was the bakery. There's so much to explore in there (*ahem* mainly the delicious looking desserts) and I really didn't want to leave.
Since this is an audio escape room and we love to interact and let our imaginations run wild, this is the perfect theme for us to do that. In the beautiful land of the North Pole, we're able to mingle with our elf friends, interrogate our reindeer suspects and report our findings to our commander-in-chief, Santa. The game master was also able to capture that playful and cheerful sensation through narrating the stories from the various characters.
Trapped Puzzle Rooms always tries to do something different for all of their audio experiences and this one emphasized more on "search and find" and deduction type of puzzles. It went well with their theme since you're supposed to be a detective and found out who's the culprit that hurt Grandmother Winter. Since you could technically create any answer out of air in these type of games, our game master did a great job entertaining us with hilarious puns and creative comebacks. I would say most of the puzzles were in the medium level difficulty and we probably took the longest with the final deduction puzzle. Good thing you're able to ask the game master for hints anytime. He was able to walk us through the thought process for the final puzzle but didn't give away the solution.
Another joyful experience with Trapped Puzzle Rooms! Since we're unable to travel right now, these games really is our teleportation device to the world out there (even if it is imaginary)! Who wouldn't want to take a trip to North Pole, savory some delicious holiday treats and hangout with Santa and his friends while solving some puzzles through laughter? This is another holiday themed game not to be missed...
(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 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.