Escape Room The Game: Virus

By | March 20, 2019

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Rated between 2.5 and 4 out of 5

based on ratings from 9 users
combined with 5 pro reviews

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Lise Mortier expert rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
MissLoopyLou93 experienced rated this:Rated between 25 and 25 out of 5
Played: 12 Feb 2022 Team size: 2 Time taken: 55:98 Outcome: Successful escape!

Iโ€™ve played a couple of games by Escape Room: The Game now and unfortunately they just donโ€™t make much sense. I love the idea that they try to get across, but sometimes the chrono decoder just doesnโ€™t work, and the puzzles do not flow at all. If Iโ€™m honest itโ€™s very frustrating.

Anne expert rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Played: 23 Aug 2021 Team size: 2
Jakob Frederiksen experienced rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Outcome: Successful escape!
cleverbroken tech

Well the puzzle are fine, but the chrono decoder is somewhat unreliable

Wesley Mead expert rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Anonymous rated this:Rated between 25 and 25 out of 5
stairs expert rated this:Rated between 15 and 15 out of 5
Played: 26/07/2020 Team size: 3 Time taken: 00:50:00 Outcome: Successful escape!

The main gimmick of Escape Room: The Game is the "Chrono Decoder" - a piece of plastic-y electronic tat that's meant to detect and validate your solutions to the puzzles. It doesn't work, and instead seems to randomly respond to your input with either a "congratulations" beep or a (slightly different) "you failed" beep, based entirely on its own whim. This renders the entire game a frustrating, unplayable mess.

egnor expert rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5

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.

Anonymous rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5

Reviews by escape room review sites

See the [[Prison Break]] review for general comments about the Escape Room The Game bundle - this scenario is only available as part of the set.
Virus has a laboratory find-the-antidote plot, another staple theme for escape games. The background story doesn't entirely stand up to inspection, but the three game stages follow a clear narrative progression, and the link from part two to part three is particularly clever.
The components are again mostly printed paper items, usually to be popped ou...
Es war nur eine Frage der Zeit, bis das Thema Escape Rooms auch in der Welt der Gesellschaftsspiele ankommt. Nachdem es bisher ein bis zwei Spiele im englischsprachigen Umfeld gab, werden im September jetzt auch einige (Gesellschafts-)Spiele zum Thema Escape Room* in die deutschen Wohnzimmer Einzug halten.
Spin Masterโ€™s first entry into the Escape Room home game market is an ambitious one, packing not one but four different, completely unique full length games inside the box. Unfortunately this proved to be an exercise in quantity over quality.
A fun and interactive game that offers multiple unique escape room experiences
Virus was our introduction to the world of Escape Room The Game. We felt is was a solid game and surpasses many of the other play at home games out there. The set, sold on Amazon for about ยฃ30 means an average of ยฃ10 a game which is great value for money. We'd certainly put these up there with the Unlock games and ahead of any Exit Games sets.

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