Journal 29: Journal 29

By | March 20, 2019

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📓escape book
Journal 29 is a unique book game where you can solve riddles and puzzles and submit your answers online to get the keys and move forward.
To solve the riddles, you need to think out of the box.
You can write, draw, search, fold pages, combine different methods and try to get those riddles right. Journal 29 is a 148 pages book providing over 63 riddles you can solve.
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I originally decided not to write a review for Journal 29, because it never claims to be an escape game - quite correctly so in my opinion. So many publishers are jumping on the 'escape game' description because it's hot at the moment, but it's often used purely for marketing with little justification. Worse is when a home game copies conventions from real life escape rooms that make the product worse - such as the one-hour time limit, which is unnecessarily short for a home game. Journal 29 des...
Journal 29 ist das etwas andere Rätselbuch und ist besonders zu empfehlen für Escape Room Fans. Anfang 2017 brachte Dimitris Chassapakis ein etwas anderes Rätselbuch auf den Markt. Um dieses 140-seitige Buch zu lösen benötigt ihr neben euren Fähigkeiten in Decodierung, Kombinieren, sonstigen Sherlock Holmes artigen Fähigkeiten und einem Bleistift, vor allem auch euer Handy.
Dear diary, some day people will wonder what happened here. I could tell them, or I could leave a bunch of cryptic puzzles. Yup, definitely going to go the cryptic puzzle route.
A challenging puzzle book that can be taken with you, even to the ice cream shoppe!
On the whole this is a lot of fun. It’s well thought out and proves a challenge to many. The only downside is the puzzles are hide really do require a massive logical leap, the kind we would often complain about if it was found in an Escape Room. Regardless of this, it’s a sold game to keep you entertained.

If you’ve never done a puzzle book like this before, I would recommend that you pick up Tachyon first. It’s basically the exact same kind of book, but with a tighter theme and tighter puzzles. If you get through that and are dying for more puzzle book action, then Journal 29 is worth picking up, just expect a bit more frustration than the former.

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