Unlock!: Escape Adventures: The Island of Doctor Goorse

By | March 20, 2019

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puzzlebitch experienced rated this:Rated between 10 and 10 out of 5
broken tech

Our box (previously unopened) was missing probably the most important card in the set... 

Posted in r/games and someone sent a photo of the card but with the dimensions (viewing it on a phone) being different to the other cards and having to line things up etc, this was completely unsolvable. Big let down

Anonymous rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
TheEscapeBoomers expert rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Jens (Bruteforce) expert rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Jakob Frederiksen experienced rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!

This is a split the party, no real spoilers here, while it is set for a higher player count it still works with a few players. Clever end game

MissLoopyLou93 experienced rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
Played: 27 Jun 2021 Team size: 2 Time taken: 57:50 Outcome: Successful escape!

We played as a 2 which made the game harder. Would have been much easier with 4. That being said we both enjoyed it and there were some unique elements.

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Wesley Mead expert rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
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The Unlock! games continue to surprise and impress me at how much they manage to do purely with a deck of cards. First they managed to re-introduce search as a major part of the game (though there's much less of that here than in the first two), and with their third scenario they add in communication-based puzzles.
This is done by a card introducing new rules at the game's start, stating that the players must divide into two teams, each with a separate deck of cards, and must work separately. W...
A review of the first Unlock! board game - a collection of three escape rooms with a nice variety of styles.

Interestingly, this game has you split into two. We played it with just two people, which was a little tricky at the start – we weren’t exactly sure what we could and couldn’t say to each other, or who had to make the next move. But the game play was massively rewarding with “Aha!” moments throughout and a huge feeling of satisfaction when we finally did reunite towards the end.

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…
The Island of Dr. Goorse has done a terrific job with its resources. This game pushed the bounds with its creativity, and the results speak for themselves.
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 safe to say we didn't particularly enjoy this one. The gameplay was difficult for the sake of it rather than because it needed it and therefore we lost interest. The concept of being split and unable to communicate with the other half of your team is interesting but not enough to save this game.

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