Improbable Escapes: The Hot Chocolate Incident

By | October 18, 2020

by Improbable Escapes (website)

303 Bagot Street, ON K7K

1-12 players

£16.00pp CA$28.25pp

Languages: EN

📹remote avatar
not on sale
You are one of Santa’s magnificent elves. You’ve been working all year to prepare for this year’s glorious present delivery. There hasn’t been a workplace accident in 3000 years, and you’re determined to not let it happen tonight. Preparing for a smooth night ahead… You sit down at the control station to guide Santa along his flight with a hot cup of cocoa in hand, but then DISASTER STRUCK! There’s hot cocoa everywhere, on everything! The system is fried, things are smoky, and red lights are going off everywhere. It’s pure chaos! Santa checks in to see if everything is running right on schedule, and of course, you’re going to lie and tell him everything’s good! You have to hurry and fix everything because he’s about to take off!
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based on ratings from 11 users
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Moosehead expert rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Team size: 6 Outcome: Successful escape!
funnystory-drivengreat hostingquite easy
PuzzleParrot expert rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
msilcox expert rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Charly expert rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5

Fun Christmas theme. Bit too linear for my liking - and some very obvious signposting so you feel a bit spoon-fed through-out the process, but the avatar was enthusiastic and on theme, and there was some good video integration

San rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Team size: 5 Time taken: ~40m Outcome: Successful escape!

Family-friendly and extraordinarily festive—if you're excited about the theme, this will probably be great fun. Definitely on the easy side, but we enjoyed the final sequence.

Katie rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5

A really great game!

Anonymous rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Played: 12/9/2020

Adorable! Well produced family-friendly game.

🦡cipherdelic virtuoso rated this:Rated between 45 and 45 out of 5

Fabulous family adventure to save Christmas, if you need a 60 minute festive boost then book this. Jingles will have you smiling in no time   

Darren Miller expert rated this:Rated between 45 and 45 out of 5

Fun, cute Christmas game with a playful in-character avatar.

🔐James Bloodworth expert rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Played: 04/12/2020 Team size: 6 Outcome: Successful escape!
Christmas rooms are rapidly becoming a perennial favourite as they quickly book up as venues only tend to run them for so long (well duh..)  This latest one is a lot of fun where you have to help Jingles the elf repair some damage and find the spirit of Christmas.  I was initially dubious as when logged into the website and you see a list of puzzles, but these are mostly aids to help you solve the puzzles.  There is an awful lot of tech in this room as well and you need to engage in some puzzles at home, heed the warning on the email about scissors!
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Does the perfect Christmas game exist? Well, I can’t say for sure, but if it isn’t, then The Hot Chocolate Incident comes pretty close, and I can’t think of a more perfect way to get into the holiday spirit

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Christmas-themed games are often kids-oriented, and while this one can definitely be played by the whole family, the older crowd will appreciate the subtle comedic touches, and the host's quirky personality. Difficulty-wise, well, I'm unsure...

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