Cluebox: Davy Jones Locker

By | April 24, 2021

by Cluebox (website)

1-2 players

Languages: EN

πŸ“¦play at home
60-90 mins

London, 1720. Ian Kensington, captain of the British Engineering Forces, is responsible for the first successful recovery of a sunken ship. In the report to His Majesty King George I of England, Kensington mentions Davy Jones’ locker for the first time. Despite it being a real artifact, he describes the locker in the context of a legend about the sea devil Davy Jones, who supposedly locks away the wandering souls of all sailors who lose their lives at the sea. It is told that on each sunken ship, he hides a replica of the locker, promising to release all souls if someone manages to open the box.

Since the first find, similar lockers were found in shipwrecks scattered around the world. Some of them are still kept in private collections, others in museums. However, nobody has been able to reveal their secret so far. We are sure that you are the one, who will finally be able to open the locker and force Davy Jones to admit his defeat.

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elfgrunge experienced rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Jens (Bruteforce) expert rated this:Rated between 45 and 45 out of 5
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Anonymous rated this:Rated between 45 and 45 out of 5
Played: 16 Jun 2021 Team size: 2 Time taken: 1:21 Outcome: Successful escape!
stairs expert rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Played: 1 Feb 2021 Team size: 1 Time taken: 45:00 Outcome: Successful escape!
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The second Cluebox from IDventure is similar in form and style to the original, but with a new set of challenges that not only take place on the visible, exterior sides of the cube, but on its interior after disassembly as well.

As before, this is a charming item to hold and interact with, and retains a lot of character despite its mass-produced lasercut material. There's a range of language-free puzzles to solve, and satisfying simple mechanical interactions. My one criticism is in the bastardisation of a well-known cipher - which is both anachronistic to the story of a 18th century pirate, and also reassigns meaning to each of the symbols, which is unnecessarily confusing.

Still, there are relatively few other puzzleboxes in this price bracket, and it remains an excellent and novel choice for an at-home game.

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iDventures Cluebox Davy Jones' Locker is a nice way to have a haptic escape room experience at home. The game time is probably between 60 and 90 minutes for most, despite the small number of steps. However, on the leaderboard, where you can sign in at the end, there are also players who were able to solve Davy Jones' Locker in up to 30 minutes.

Whether or not you should pick up this game really comes down to one question: How exciting is being able to hold and solve a tangible puzzle box going to be for you?

If the answer to that question is β€œpretty exciting” then this will be a great game for you to pickup. It’s a seriously impressive construction, with some truly fantastic design and engineering behind, at a great price point.

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