PostCurious: The Emerald Flame

By | March 20, 2020

by PostCurious (website)

1+ players

Languages: EN

📦play at home
360-540 mins
PostCurious, the company behind the “insidiously clever” puzzle adventure The Tale of Ord, presents The Emerald Flame, a new epic for fans of escape rooms, game nights, and “not just games but…experiences.
Commissioned by an organization shrouded in mystery, players take the role of a historical expert and embark on a quest to piece together a recipe for a transformative elixir by deciphering messages, interpreting strange alchemical diagrams, and manipulating curious objects. The Emerald Flame tells a vibrant story over three distinct episodes, each packed with hand-drawn illustrations, unique components, and original puzzles of varying difficulty, challenging and engaging players of all experience levels. Each of the three chapters takes approximately 2-3 hours to complete, and can be played solo or in a small group.
Players will also have access to free PDF translations of all the game text in German, French, and Spanish, making it easy for non-native English speakers to read the clues and letters in another language while solving the printed game materials.
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Lotsa Locks experienced rated this:Rated between 5 and 5 out of 5
Outcome: Successful escape!
beautifuloriginalepicquite difficult
abunai expert rated this:Rated between 3.5 and 3.5 out of 5

I know this has rave reviews, but I played it after playing two of the DarkPark boxed games (which I loved) and my expectations were very high. Sadly it didn't really connect with me. I found the puzzles way too complex and the artwork all a bit twee. I feel bad writing this review as I really wanted to love it. 

🌵Juliette B expert rated this:Rated between 5 and 5 out of 5
beautifulvalue for moneycleverquite difficult
shasha experienced rated this:Rated between 5 and 5 out of 5
Played: 19 Jun 2022 Team size: 2 Time taken: 2:30 Outcome: Successful escape!
beautifulvalue for moneyoriginal

Part I done! What a beautiful, original and unique experience!

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Few games exude quality the way The Emerald Flame does. Post Curious have had the highest of reputations since their original box game The Tale of Ord, and this follow up does nothing to undermine that.

Although shorter than its predecessor, The Emerald Flame still comes in at 6-9 hours gameplay, consisting of three chapters, each of which takes 2-3 hours. This is not a game to race through though, it's one to be savoured and enjoyed. The large box contains three sturdy white envelopes, plus a ...

If it weren’t obvious from this review, we really, really enjoyed The Emerald Flame. I’m repeating myself, but it may well be one of the very best in our genre. For this reason (and a million others), I’m awarding this tabletop game The Escape Roomer “Badge of Honour“.

Emerald Flame is in a class of its own, from its art direction to its gameplay. Its three chapters had tight, creative puzzles. They varied in complexity, while feeling fair and innovative. Emerald Flame felt like a successor to Post Curious’ first product Tale of Ord… but tighter and more refined in virtually every way.

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We’re only a few months into 2022, but I’m confident in saying that The Emerald Flame is one of my top games for 2022. The bar has been set incredibly high, and PostCurious should be proud in having created an experience that looks incredible and gives a true sense of adventure and discovery.

The Emerald Flame is a masterwork, delivering a gorgeous at-home puzzle game…

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