63 Mansfield Road, NG1 3FN
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Beautiful game! It had some things in it that we’ve never seen before tech-wise. There definitely should’ve been more sign posting for some puzzles and we had a very pushy GM, which frustrated us a bit. But it is an incredibly beautiful set and should be near the top of everyone’s list to play!
Monuments is outstanding. Really uses the caves to their full potential and create a fantastic and exciting mine that is perfectly on theme. Clue systems are well thought out and fun, plus the way the story is delivered is innovative. Puzzles are pretty good, though some are bloody hard and need a little more to suggest what to do. Luckily our GM was good and always quick to berate us for being idiots. Thoroughly enjoyed and one of the country's finest games
Another great room by Cave Escapes.
Loads of things to do, very story driven and immersive.
This room will be a challenge for most so I advise taking as many people as possible.
Loads of different elements and a great little touch of humour and something I haven’t seen before.
You must play 🥰
This game is beautiful - the cave, and the audio/video has you immersed in the story instantly. There is plenty to keep you busy and the puzzles are enjoyable, with a couple of very clever ideas. The hint system is on theme and excellent at pointing you in the right direction rather than telling you the answer. We played as a two and completed it, but only just (and that was playing with relatively few now-what moments). Excellent flow. I enjoyed this more than Carfax as it was less search heavy, but they are both absolutely worth playing (and I understand Carfax has undergone a lot of change since we played it, and that is no longer the case).
I do love how Cave Escape incorporate the cave into the room, and it does this perfectly for Monuments. The confines of the caves enhances the feeling of secrecy and espionage, and within minutes you completely forget your in Nottingham, I was in Austria in WWII for the whole game. Don't let this game deceive you, it may look straightforward when you enter the room, but its packed with puzzles.
The Cave Escape team have incorporated some lovely comedic moments, which brings a little light to a rather dark part of history, but these dont detract from or mock the subject matter. Theres also a large number of historical 'easter eggs' throughout the game, which you may spot (especially if you've watched the film) but ask you GM and they'll point them out at the end.
Its a stunning room, you really must play this.
I've waxed lyrical about their other room, CarFax, before but this takes those high standards and builds on them. Theming is appropriate, there is a great mix of puzzles and a lot of tech, but this is a hard room, Cave Escape will let you run as a 2 but the minimum recommended is a 3 and I can see why, if we'd had a third person we would have got out but there is a lot to get through.
Wow! Carfax looked great and a very good first game. This is pretty much flawless! I don't want to write much more! Go play it!