Unlock!: Escape Adventures: The Formula

By | March 20, 2019

by Unlock! (website)

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Lise Mortier expert rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
TheEscapeBoomers expert rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
Jakob Frederiksen experienced rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
originalcleverquite easy

This was the first unlock game I played and it did not disappoint while none of the puzzles where that special everything worked well together.

MissLoopyLou93 experienced rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
Played: 27 Jun 2021 Team size: 2 Time taken: 55:26 Outcome: Successful escape!

The second of the unlock games that we’ve played. I preferred Squeak & Sausage but that’s not saying it wasn’t a good game. There were no puzzles that were very memorable.

Wesley Mead expert rated this:Rated between 45 and 45 out of 5
egnor expert rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5

The Formula is O.K.; it suffers from the usual science-lab problem where the trappings of science are combined in somewhat arbitrary ways. This particular one feels like a simulation of an escape room, including "escape room logic".

In general, Unlock! is less puzzly than games like EXIT, but more about intuiting how to combine objects in a logical way. The penalty system can be a bit off putting. Nothing is destroyed; the game may be given away and used by another team.

Anonymous rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5

Reviews by escape room review sites

See the Squeek and Sausage review for a general overview of the Unlock! game system. For those purchasing all three games as a single box, The Formula is the first game and perhaps the most straightforward in style - though not in difficulty.
The game elements here, as represented by the cards, are very much traditional escape room fare, so much so that with only a couple of tweaks this game could be built as a ph...
A review of the first Unlock! board game - a collection of three escape rooms with a nice variety of styles.
Wir müssen euch sicher nicht mehr erzählen, dass Escape Rooms mittlerweile auch in die heimischen Wohnzimmer Einzug gehalten haben. Im Gesellschaftsspielbereich ist geradezu ein neues Genre entstanden bzw. in abgeänderter Form wieder zum…
A fun night in for board gamers and puzzle solvers alike
As the City adventurers are unable to actually visit escape rooms, I am going to add my reviews of Escape Games in a box that can be played at home. First up is:- Unlock!: The Island of Doctor Goorse The game consists of a a pack of playing cards and an instruction booklet. You will also
It's probably our favourite unlock game to date. It works really well as an experience but also feels the most like an escape room experience. With the addition of a different type of puzzle beyond the usual, it adds another dimension to the unlock game series.

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