Games in Nottingham by Cryptology Nottingham
- The Cryptclosed
- Agents of Dangerclosed
- Cypherdyne 1.5
- Rameseize 2.0
- Daylight Robberynew
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Again, another reworking of a previous game when they were at a different venue, a good combination of both logic and physical puzzles follow as you find yourselves trying to escape an Egyptian tomb. There are varying levels of success to the room as to how many relics you retrieve before escaping but even escaping requires a steady hand..
A re-working of their previous game (I never played the previous iteration) this room sees you applying for a job at the mysterious Cypherdyne corporation but its not the normal kind of interview. This is a fun room with a nice mix of puzzles that flowed nicely. It's also set in a normal office style environment and we played this at the height of summer so the windows were open and the sun was shining in, considering how often we play rooms in minimal light this made a nice change.
Sadly closed now but this was fun room with an Egyptian theme. It starts off in a mini-room and featured one of the best reveals of a main room that I've seen. Puzzles are mostly physical in nature with some observational/logic thrown in, but it had a good flow and it soon became obvious what you had to do. Sadly missed..
Note: this review is of the older version of this game which has since been replaced.
We had a technical problem with the clue system which led to the GM opening the door and just shouting clues at us; not only did this break immersion, he gave us clues when we hadn’t asked for them which left us confused and thinking we were on the wrong track when we actually weren’t. This all rather spoiled the impact of the dramatic final puzzle.
That aside, I found this room reasonably solid but a bit uninspired - it had by far the least interesting decor of any room I’ve done, for instance. The setting was supposed to be a high tech company but actually looked suspiciously like a disused 1980s-era office.
I trust the updated version will have improved both the decor and the technology!
Well thought out room with nice set dressing, very funny GM and a good bit of adrenaline at the end. Variable difficulty with how much you can do to complete the room which is a really nice touch.