Mind Maze: The Secrets of the Shields

By | April 8, 2020

by Mind Maze (website)


Up to 6 players


Something has been stolen. A mysterious box, left for the police with a cryptic note, sets you off on a trail of clues that will lead you around the city of Oxford.
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Rated between 40 and 50 out of 5

based on ratings from 3 users
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Anonymous rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Played: 4/1/2020 Team size: 2

Excellent virtual adaptation of a puzzly walking tour of Oxford. We really enjoyed the narrative and meta-structure.

imrahil experienced rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
sidepuzzle rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
A real page-turner, this well written hunt plays more like a Da Vinci Code short story or a choose your own adventure book than an escape room. It was originally designed to be played using real-world locations at Oxford, but the author has done a very good job converting it to this online version, linking to photos of the locations and other necessary information. The well-themed puzzles fit into the story naturally, and are challenging enough to require some scratch paper. So make a cup of tea and curl up at home with this cozy mystery! Disclaimer: I played this hunt for free as part of my consulting job at ClueKeeper.

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We virtually hit the streets of Oxford on a puzzle hunt to uncover the secrets of an ancient mystery and recover the treasure.

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