66 Minuten: Showdown

By | December 24, 2020

by 66 Minuten (website)

Kirchstraße 4, 56564 Neuwied

1-9 players

Team of 2: £101.00 €120.00
Team of 4: £114.00 €135.00
Team of 6: £139.00 €165.00

Languages: EN, DE

📹remote avatar
While the ASF heatedly debates the most important items on the agenda in a video meeting, unforeseen incidents occur. All of a sudden, Elvira's kitchen puts all other important issues in the background. Actually, only the ransom that Elvira swindled on the ASF should be recaptured there. However, there are indications in the kitchen that point to really weird hanky-panky...
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Rated between 40 and 50 out of 5

based on ratings from 14 users
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Matt Balch rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
Played: 18 Jun 2021 Team size: 3 Outcome: Successful escape!
funnyimmersivegreat hosting

Had a blast playing this room! Great team of people behind the scenes putting it all together! Would play another of their games in the future!

msilcox experienced rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Played: May 29, 2021 Team size: 3 Time taken: 79 minutes Outcome: Successful escape!
originalimmersivefrustrating😨creepy

This game has all the makings of a wonderful experience.  The narrative is novel, the set is immersive, and there is a good assortment of puzzles.  Through particularly clever integration of cut scenes, it seemed like there was a whole cast of actors involved.  Like the Pursuit of the Assassin Artist and Miss Jezebel this game incorporated some neat "out of Zoom/Telescape" elements.  I am confident that most fans of those games will really like this one.

Unfortunately it also included my very least favourite online escape room trope--the naive or idiot avatar.  Or, in this case, the cowardly avatar.  Everything we asked the avatar to do was questioned and pushed back against because of the character that he was playing.  It was tremendously frustrating!  I simply do not have the patience to have the "no really go through the freaking door" conversation that many times.  I don't know if the actor was playing it up in particular because we were moving through the game quickly.  But I would personally have preferred to spend less time on the experience, but not be super frustrated! 

So if you are a more patient person than I, and like the theatrical style of escape rooms, you'll probably think this room is amazing.  But if you don't enjoy wanting to kick your avatar in the bum 20 times in an hour, perhaps this one is not for you!

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PuzzleParrot expert rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5

Joyful, silly, ridiculous.  A few moments where it was difficult to understand the dialogue, but overall strong.

Anonymous rated this:Rated between 45 and 45 out of 5

Really fun with great actors!

🦡cipherdelic expert rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5

Absolutely brilliant, and a real must play. 66minuten have seamlessly blended immersive theatre and roleplay into the escape room setting and added a few of their own unique flourishes, and some very German humour, to bring you a wild and wacky adventure. You're adventure is with an ASF agent who really, really needs all the help they can get, and you're inducted into the taskforce to help.

I loved that the game throws you straight into the action,  and then just when you think you know where you're heading you're thrown a quirky curveball and you're left grinning and laughing. The attention to detail enhances gameplay too, as each item is added to the inventory then listen, you'll be rewarded with some audio gems!

Theres a great mix of puzzles with the realy unique humour of 66minutes running right through them, we didn't experience and logic leaps and everything was signposted well and fitted the plot well.

Our whole team had a ball playing Showdown, its one of those games where I found myself clapping with delight at more than one point in the game and giving a round of applause to the entire cast at the end. In over 400 virtual rooms this one has gone straight into my top 3.  

Go... GO PLAY IT NOW!!!

James Bloodworth expert rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
Played: 20/3/21 Team size: 5 Outcome: Successful escape!

Phenomenal combination of story, theming, avatar interaction with excellent video and audio throughout.  Highly recommended.

Anonymous rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
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The list of avatar games that have actually been created for that format, rather than built for physical play then converted through necessity, is exceedingly short; but the release of Showdown extends that list by one. And like some of the others on that list, it’s an exceptional game that experiments with the genre format to make a highly distinctive experience.
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Vorgeschichte: Was ist die Anti-Schlabbeck-Force (ASF)?Im August 1988 wurde die 16-jährige Madita im Neuwieder Einkaufzentrum Schlemmerkuppel tot aufgefunden. Maditas Bruder Anton war sich damals schon sicher, dass deren eigener Bruder, Schlachter Franz-Josef Schlabbeck, die Schwester auf dem Gewissen hat. Seit damals gibt es an jedem 8. August ein Todesopfer. Mit seinen besten Freunden gründete Anton die Anti-Schlabbeck-Force. Ziel der ASF war und ist es, Schlabbeck als Mörder von Madita und allen weiteren Opfern zu überführen.

Every now and then a game appears out of nowhere and destroys all of the benchmarks for what I consider to be a truly exceptional online game. Showdown from 66 Minuten was one such game.
This avatar game was quite different than your ordinary remote escape game. It was more like a theater production. The game master in the backend was controlling when to play the prerecorded videos, muting zoom for players, bringing the camera back to the avatar, playing music when entering into the next scene and more! It's hard to imagine that there's only one person behind all of this but he was able successfully put on a great show. Agent Avaford was also great at acting as a timid and amateur agent. There were a lot of funny moments but I think it would've been even funnier in German!

66 Minutes - Theater Adventures unleashes a true multimedia fireworks display for their 99-minute Remote Escape Room adventure. Showdown is a high-quality production that is bursting with whimsical humor and innovative ideas.

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