YouEscape: #1: Magnum Opus

By | May 15, 2019

by YouEscape (website)

Β£24.00 $30.00
Public booking: Β£8.00 $10.00 each

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The greatest alchemist of all time has mysteriously vanished.
It rests upon you, his loyal apprentice, to discover the reason behind his disappearance.
Your alchemy guild allows you to access his rooms for 60 minutes , before sealing them completely to prevent the misuse of his secrets.
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Overall rating

Rated between 35 and 45 out of 5

based on ratings from 10 users
combined with 3 pro reviews

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Player reviews

Wei-Hwa Huang expert rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
kristaj rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5

Definitely a fun play! Simple home set-up, but great integration with online components. You Escape also has an intriguing concept of a Patreon subscription with new games periodically coming out. It's good value if you have a good sized team. For 1-2 players, the price point struggles a bit more against some other options. Nonetheless, creative and entertaining!

🦑cipherdelic virtuoso rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
🦑cipherdelic virtuoso rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
stairs expert rated this:Rated between 45 and 45 out of 5
πŸ”James Bloodworth expert rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Played: 2020-04-28 00:00:00 Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
So the view is of four chests with locks, and some random objects and you control how your avatar manipulates these objects.  Seemingly, it sounds boring but there some fascinating ideas here and it works as a concept.
Anonymous rated this:Rated between 45 and 45 out of 5
egnor expert rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Anonymous rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Anonymous rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5

Reviews by escape room review sites

We try our first ever live online escape room where we have to find the reason behind the greatest alchemist of all time’s disappearance.

How does it all work? Patrons can pick a time slot (since YouEscape's owner is in Greece, those time slots aren't all that great for North Americans, but some are quite workable) and at the selected time, they'll receive a Google Hangouts invite link. (And assuming you went with the "team" subscription, you can then share that link with your teammates.) The team can choose whether or not they want a visible timer in the game space, and they also pick a level of difficulty which determines the number (and clarity) of the hints they can get.

YouEscape - or do you??

While it won’t replace visiting a real escape room, I think YouEscape is worth making time for – especially if you’re in lockdown or wanting a collaborative puzzle experience with friends who are far away!

The NoPro team escapes a virtual room using Google Hangouts

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