Key Enigma: The Butterfly Curse

By | November 8, 2020

by Key Enigma (website)

1-4 players

Β£0.00 €29.90

πŸ“¦play at home
120 mins
The legend tells that certain people who are blessed with the gift of deciphering and solving the most complex puzzles descend from dark pacts of blood. But now, an evil curse hangs over their shoulders, one that is taking the life of more than a hundred people. 
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Lotsa Locks experienced rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Played: 6 Dec 2022 Team size: 2
value for money😨creepy
Jakob Frederiksen experienced rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
Played: 22 Aug 2021 Team size: 2 Time taken: 110 min Outcome: Successful escape!

Big use of internet in this one, not that it is bad. Would have been nice if there would have been a voice for all the dialog and not just a part of it(it's made to look like a chat but sometimes there is an audio for the text) also the text moves extremely fast losing the feel that someone is writing this and you have to scroll up after all the messages have been send.

As for the puzzles, we have a linear play with one puzzle at a time, soo I wouldn't recommend more than 2-3 players, the ritual part of the game is ok, but some of it is just for theme and is fine. there is one part of the game that is a nice gimmick(heat sensitive component) but I feel it gets overused and it didn't work all that well. But all in all the puzzles where good, we had one of them where we got stuck and needed a hint, but had to get 3 hints because the first ones where something we already had figured out and we didn't even feel dumb after getting it, we just felt we didn't have the right instructions about what was going on.

While I've written a lot about the bad experience I like to point out that it was a minor part of the game.  

PuzzleParrot expert rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5

I appreciate the IDEA, and particularly enjoyed the jump scares. But the execution wasn't great.  1) They misspelled my name (and I know of others who also had their names misspelled). 2) The heat-sensitive component was essentially broken; not sensitive to heat at all, and foggy enough even when fully heated that it was hard to see what you needed to see. 3) The ultimate puzzle was incredibly easy and solvable from the very beginning, which was remarkably anticlimactic.

Reviews by escape room review sites

No spoilers – but everyone should play the game just for the ending. It was high tension, high drama, and Key Enigma have done really well to re-create the β€˜buzz’ of that final puzzle of a real-life escape room. Anyone who has played this will know what we are talking about!

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