Play-at-home games by Escape Room The Game
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A decent Spin Master game. Again, paper/cardboard, uses the same electronic timer dohickey. The puzzles in this game (Virus) are fair.
Recommend 2-4p max. Can be reset; printable downloads are available for the bits you're likely to have written on or otherwise damaged.
Another decent Spin Master game. Definitely the hardest of the batch. There are some steps where you have to notice certain subtle details of the kit, and the hints don't help. (Not unfair, but subtle and tricky.) The final puzzle has a gimmicky solution. (We got it, but I'm not sure it's really fair.)
This was the only one of the set we (team of 2) failed to finish in 60m.
Recommend 2-4p max. Can be reset; printable downloads are available for the bits you're likely to have mangled.
The games are quite fun, except that the first one (Prison Break) has a particularly bad puzzle at the end -- probably the worst puzzle in the whole 4-game box -- which is sad because it puts people off the whole set which is otherwise pretty nifty.
The materials are mostly paper/cardboard with an electronic timer/verifier/codesheet gadget. The gadget is cute enough and works OK, though it feels a little cheap. Hints are time-triggered and pretty well designed, but of course may or may not match what you need at any given moment.
The stories are cliche (prison break, virus lab, etc) but capably told, the kit is good quality (for being paper and cardboard), and the illustration is well done.
Recommend 2-4p max. Can be reset as long as you're careful not to mangle anything.
Another decent Spin Master game. Puzzles are fair, has some legitimately neat moments. One puzzle's solution is extremely out-of-the-box, but the timed hint gives it to you. This one (Nuclear Countdown) is, as advertised, a bit harder than the previous two (Prison Break, Virus) -- there's more to do, and some chewy process puzzles.
Recommend 2-4p max. Can be reset; printable downloads are available for the bits you're likely to have written on.
I felt that the quality of all the games in this set, including the expansion pack, were roughly the same for me, however if I had to pick, I'd probably say I enjoyed Funland the most, despite a really misleading instruction in the final stage.