Co-Decode: A Jewel In Jeopardy

By | April 14, 2020

by Co-Decode (website)

Unit 35C BSS House, Cheney Manor Industrial Estate, SN2 2PJ

Swindon

£8.99

120 mins
digital
Oldervik Online is a series of escape room-style games, set in our Professor Dunstan universe, that you can play from the comfort of your own home.
Unlike our portable game that we bring to you, these are accessible online and combine browser-based clues with print & play elements.
Using video conferencing software, like Skype or Zoom, you could even team up with players in a different household and play along together!
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Overall rating

Rated between 35 and 40 out of 5

based on ratings from 7 users
combined with 2 pro reviews

Player reviews

Mike Smedley experienced rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
lc86 rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
stairs experienced rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
imrahil experienced rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
Juliette B expert says:

Well thought out design to lead you to more detailed puzzles and a good level of difficulty - I would say we found this hard, although in part our time reflects technical issues with having eyes too old to read small things, QR codes on mobile phones and fiddly paperwork required, and from needing to reprint some sheets later in the game after going wrong, which was a little frustrating at the time. However, developers have been very responsive to feedback and have made some changes to the game which I think will iron out most of these issues and I would have no hesitation in recommending it as a fun game to play if at home. 

Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
shasha experienced says:

Very clever and creative compact puzzle with QR-code mechanics. Really enjoyed it with a team of 4 in two households. Not a 5 star due to fiddly nature of QR codes on phones and one puzzle that really required a leap of logic (in my opinion). Already bought Chapter 2 - can't wait!

Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Anonymous rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5

Reviews by escape room review sites

There's an elegance in economic design. And where the other print and play games I've tried consist of a fat wad of pages, Co-Decode's game consists of a mere 3-5 sheets (their game description avoids specifying the exact number, so I'll follow suit), and from that somehow produces an unusually substantial game.
Of course, that's because there's quite a lot of web-based content. The primary game sheets depict locations, and each point of interest in that location is marked with a QR code. Scann...
While playing this game, one of our team proclaimed “this is the most like a real escape room experience we have had so far”, and to be honest I think it is a good call

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