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Played: 8 Jun 2024 Team size: 2 Time taken: 48:23 Outcome: Successful escape!
clevergreat hosting
Played: 28 Apr 2024 Team size: 2 Time taken: 51:00 Outcome: Successful escape!
immersivegreat hostingmagical
Played: 28 Apr 2024 Team size: 2 Time taken: 48:00 Outcome: Successful escape!
originalgreat hostingmagical
Played: 1 Apr 2024 Team size: 2 Time taken: 48:00 Outcome: Successful escape!
originalimmersivestory-driven๐Ÿ˜จcreepy
Played: 1 Apr 2024 Team size: 2 Time taken: 56:13 Outcome: Successful escape!
hi-techclevermagical
Played: 22 Mar 2024 Team size: 2 Time taken: 72:00 (10 eggs found) Outcome: Successful escape!
funnycleverfamily friendly
Played: 17 Mar 2024 Team size: 2 Time taken: 50:08 Outcome: Successful escape!
funnyimmersivegreat hosting
Played: 23 Dec 2023 Team size: 1 Outcome: Successful escape!
value for moneyoriginalclever

The best installment to date, the puzzles have improved year after year. The only downside for me was the ending which I had to check in the solution book if I had actually reached the finish (which I had). I know some people had problems with one of the days where a key component had gone wandering but mine worked perfectly, hopefully they can fix that for future production runs. 

Played: 1 Nov 2023 Team size: 5 Time taken: 56:30 Outcome: Successful escape!
hi-techfamily friendly
Played: 29 Oct 2023 Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
originalstory-driven
Played: 14 Oct 2023 Team size: 2 Time taken: 38:35 Outcome: Successful escape!
funnygreat hosting
Outcome: Successful escape!
beautifuloriginalepicquite difficult
Played: 13 Oct 2023 Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
cleverimmersivemagical๐Ÿ˜จcreepy
cleverstory-drivenvery difficult

Very hard to get started, we had to ask customer support for a hint (and the answer) to actually access the hints page. Once we got over that hurdle we were away, the puzzles seemed to get easier as we went along, or maybe it just clicked more, but there always seemed to be an extra leap or step that was needed to get the correct answer. 

Overall a good experience and one for history buffs to really get immersed in

Played: 24 Sep 2023 Team size: 2 Time taken: < 3 hours Outcome: Successful escape!
quite easy

I really wanted to like this game because I'm a big fan of Cthulhu, H.P. Lovecraft and the setting this game is based on, but it is probably one of the weaker Key Enigma games.

Like Kalinasu there are only 4 chapters (plus a bonus expansion via Kickstarter) but unlike Kalinasu, each chapter is very light on content both online and in the envelopes. 

The difficult puzzles seem to be based on interpretation skills rather than actually hard puzzles, some of the props you didn't even need to interact with at all beyond a quick glance. 

It feels like a lot of time and effort were put into images  that pad out the setting, but aren't part of puzzles, so you don't specifically need to interact with them. 

The ending was particularly lacklustre. 

Played: 17 Sep 2023 Team size: 2 Time taken: 59:30 Outcome: Successful escape!
immersivegreat hostingintensequite difficult
Played: 17 Sep 2023 Team size: 2 Time taken: 44:00 Outcome: Successful escape!
hi-techoriginalgreat hosting
Played: 10 Sep 2023 Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
story-drivenquite difficult
Played: 3 Sep 2023 Team size: 2 Time taken: 4 weapons Outcome: Successful escape!
hi-techoriginalstory-driven

Another great addition to Cave Escape. Lots to do in the time available, you have to collect a number of weapons in order to help achieve the end goal. You also get to make a choice that affects the outcome of the game. The game was very high tech and required some out of the box thinking. Great hosting and hinting methods used throughout the game. 

Played: 30 Aug 2023 Team size: 2 Time taken: 8 murders solved Outcome: Successful escape!
originalimmersivegreat hostingquite difficult
Played: 27 Aug 2023 Team size: 2 Time taken: 70:00 Outcome: Successful escape!
story-driven
Played: 13 Aug 2023 Team size: 2 Time taken: 45:00 Outcome: Successful escape!
cleverimmersivemagical

A beautifully designed immersive room and with some great puzzles that got us thinking, some things really did feel magical. The theming inside and outside the room was excellent and the little teaser for the next upcoming room was more than enough to get us to be planning a trip back. 

Team size: 2
immersivestory-driven๐Ÿ˜จcreepy
Team size: 2
hi-techimmersivequite difficult
Played: 5 Aug 2023 Team size: 2
very difficult
Played: 5 Aug 2023 Team size: 5 Time taken: 42:00 Outcome: Successful escape!
value for moneyimmersivefamily friendly
Played: 23 Jul 2023 Team size: 2 Time taken: 40:01 Outcome: Successful escape!
originalclevermagical
Played: 21 Jul 2023 Team size: 2
beautifulstory-drivenquite difficult
Played: 22 Jul 2023 Team size: 2 Time taken: 46:42 Outcome: Successful escape!
hi-techimmersivestory-driven
Played: 12 Jun 2023 Team size: 2 Time taken: 45:30 Outcome: Successful escape!
originalcleverstory-driven๐Ÿ˜จcreepy
Played: 28 May 2023 Team size: 2 Time taken: 3 quests completed
immersivestory-drivenfamily friendly
Played: 30 Apr 2023 Team size: 2 Time taken: 78:00 Outcome: Successful escape!
cleverimmersivestory-driven
Played: 30 Apr 2023 Team size: 2 Time taken: 65:00 Outcome: Successful escape!
beautifulhi-techimmersive
Played: 23 Apr 2023 Team size: 5 Time taken: 57:00 (2 idols) Outcome: Successful escape!
originalimmersivegreat hosting
Played: 14 Apr 2023 Team size: 2 Time taken: 1:48 Outcome: Successful escape!
clevermagical
Played: 10 Apr 2023 Team size: 5 Time taken: 42:15 Outcome: Successful escape!
originalimmersivegreat hosting
Played: 26 Mar 2023 Team size: 5 Time taken: 590k in loot Outcome: Successful escape!
hi-techimmersiveintense
Played: 5 Mar 2023 Team size: 2 Time taken: 59:01 Outcome: Successful escape!
originalcleverimmersive๐Ÿ˜จcreepy
Played: 5 Mar 2023 Team size: 2 Time taken: 53:29 Outcome: Successful escape!
originalimmersiveintense๐Ÿ˜จcreepy
Played: 18 Feb 2023 Team size: 2 Time taken: 59:40 (35 points) Outcome: Successful escape!
originalcleverfamily friendly

An excellent room that is both linear and non-linear. The objective is not just to escape but also to collect tokens that are hidden in the room. There are a total of 40 points available of which we got 35 points. You have to escape within the hour but frequent updates on the time remaining help ensure that you escape on time whilst doing the remaining searching.

The puzzles to escape are fairly easy to solve and we required no hints, the challenge of this room comes from finding all the tokens some of which are devious but rewarding when you find them.

There is an amazing mix of tech and physical in this room which wouldn't be out of place in the Crystal Maze, there are some unique puzzles that I haven't seen before and everything feels fair and there is a good mix of back and forth between the different sections.

There are also a few moments that don't necessarily click whilst playing the game but thinking about them afterwards caused the a-ha moments and a good laugh about how you missed it in the first place.

Hopefully this company gets more recognition as it certainly deserves it.

Played: 16 Feb 2023 Team size: 2 Time taken: 52:16 Outcome: Successful escape!
originalimmersivestory-driven
Played: 22 Jan 2023 Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
beautifuloriginalimmersive
Played: 21 Jan 2023 Team size: 2 Time taken: 51:55 Outcome: Successful escape!
cleverepicmagical
Played: 8 Jan 2023 Team size: 2 Time taken: 45:13 Outcome: Successful escape!
originalcleverstory-drivenquite easy
Played: 24 Dec 2022 Team size: 1 Time taken: 24 days Outcome: Successful escape!
value for moneyoriginalclever
Played: 27 Dec 2022 Team size: 2 Time taken: 60 Outcome: Successful escape!
value for moneyclevergreat hosting

Escaped with 13 out of 15 gold bars

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