Updated: Oct 20, 2021
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Company: True Clue
Game: The Ultimate Heist
Country: USA 🇺🇸
Type of Game: DIY Escape Kits 🖨️✂
Date Played: August 26, 2021
Difficulty (based on 2 Players): 5/10
Size of Team: 2-4 Players
Time: Up to 2 Hours
Sitting down, beginning to start the day with a cup o’ jo and a newspaper, you receive a mysterious phone call that starts the adventure to lead you to a payout beyond your wildest dreams! Prove yourself to the client and make your way through the heist without getting caught or alerting the authorities and you might not ever need to work a desk job again.
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This print n’ play game offered by True Clue Games is a mix between paper and digital. The game's answers will be put into their website to see if each step is successful. Before you start the game, you have to print out a small packet of 9 pages (color and cutting will not be needed in this game) and it will give you the tools you need to solve each puzzle. The graphics and images on the print out were large and easy to read, and each were labeled well so that the players knew what information was needed. This game takes place on a single webpage and the only other tab one would need open is for a search browser. The system is simplistic, the graphics are clear, and each step is well choreographed so those with limited computer knowledge should have no issues playing this game. It took the two of us 1 hour and 18 minutes to complete the game.
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As with most online escape rooms, the players must have a fun time with the puzzles as well as the overarching story. It is safe to say that the puzzles in The Ultimate Heist are well thought out, logical, and innovative. For the nine puzzles provided in the game, each one was unique and used a different skill set. Some solutions needed to be deduced by logic, others by spatial reasoning, and geographical know how. Not all of the information in this game is common knowledge and there will be some searching through the web for clarifications.
True Clue came up with a wonderful game that is sure to delight those puzzle solvers and others looking for an adventure. Each puzzle was fun to play and solve. Even more special was, for a majority, there was a unique method for the solution that I have never seen before. The storyline made sense in what we were doing and the riddles backed up those actions. The biggest fall back unfortunately was some puzzles not connecting mechanically to the story world. This though, should not detract from the high quality of the game. The Ultimate Heist is a fun, well put together print and play that is sure to leave players satisfied with the adventure they just partook in.
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