Perplexity: Lost and Found

“When Detective Hauser asked for your help in the missing persons case of Little Johnny Mapleton, it immediately sent chills down your spine. You know it’s a bad idea to go, but it feels like something is drawing you there; calling you back to the small town you thought you had left behind forever.

Years have passed since the day Johnny vanished, and despite Detective Hauser’s best efforts, the case remains unsolved. Before being forced to close the file as a cold case, Detective Hauser is reaching out to Johnny’s ex-classmates, in one last attempt to figure out what happened all those years ago. While you might not have been that close to Johnny, and are even a little scared of what you might uncover, can you overcome your fears and help the Detective lay this mystery to rest?”

Game experience: VERY GOOD
A pleasant, well-made and relatively easy room that unfolds smoothly. Make sure to ask the gamemaster for clarification at the end of the game, in case you did not understand all subtleties of the scenario.
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The eerie (but not scary) atmosphere.

The well-thought connection between the rooms.

An interesting scenario.

A smooth gameplay.

An interesting “aha” puzzle.

A not-so-interesting process puzzle.

The only hint we used was given at the right time.

Some of us would not have understood all subtleties of the scenario if we had not actively asked the gamemaster after the end of the game.

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Difficulty and performance: The game is relatively easy and accessible to beginners, but with some parts that are challenging enough for seasoned players. Our team of 4 experienced players escaped in 43 minutes, having used one hint.

Elsewhere in the escape galaxy: This game has a quite unique scenario. The closest that comes to my mind, in terms of both eerie atmosphere and interest of scenario, would be Beneath the Surface at the (now defunct) Outbreak Escape Games in Toronto.

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Game played in July 2019  (Photo and introduction text: Perplexity)

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