I have always been a fan of an Escape Room Game, and when I heard that the team from &SCENE were launching an online version in the time of COVID, I was of course eager to give it a whirl, and see how its stands up against the physical game.
&SCENE ESC Games is a brand new online escape room experience that merges all the fun and challenge of a physical escape room and reimagines it for a digital space with the best of immersive theatre.
The games are done totally online on their website and every month they will be adding another adults and kids game to their reportoire. I also loved that solving the crime is tricky (but not too much) and I get so involved that I was a bit sad when we got to the end.
The HollywoodLand Homocide game lasts about an hour, and followed a series of clues to find out who killed an up and coming young Hollywood Starlet (complete with ticking countdown clock for that extra suspense feel) and a telephone that rings occasionally with a muffeled ransom threat to up the anti!
I had so much fun, and would highly recommend the ESC Games for anyone looking for something fun to do over the weekends, kiddies games are also available. Games are ideal for up to 9 players, and your players can be located anywhere in the world – plus, what better way to challenge your relatives to try and beat your score! (I made it with about 5 minutes to spare – sjoe!)
𝐇𝐎𝐋𝐋𝐘𝐖𝐎𝐎𝐃𝐋𝐀𝐍𝐃 𝐇𝐎𝐌𝐈𝐂𝐈𝐃𝐄 (ages 13 and up)
Midnight, January 1948. Your newspaper has just received a tip from a young aspiring actress, regarding a case that seems to have gone cold. You arrive to find that she has gone missing. She has left behind a paper trail of incriminating evidence that could uncover one of Tinseltown’s best-kept secrets.
TOTAL EXPERIENCE TIME: 60 minutes.
𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗕𝗮𝗰𝗸𝘆𝗮𝗿𝗱 𝗗𝗲𝘁𝗲𝗰𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗲 𝗔𝗴𝗲𝗻𝗰𝘆 (ages 6 to 12)
𝐓𝐇𝐄 𝐂𝐀𝐒𝐄 𝐎𝐅 𝐓𝐇𝐄 𝐋𝐎𝐒𝐓 𝐋𝐈𝐁𝐑𝐀𝐑𝐈𝐀𝐍
Calling all agents! We have just been notified that our local literary loon, Miss Agatha Marplethorpe the Librarian, has gone missing. Search the shelves, crack the clues and follow the footprints that have been left behind.
TOTAL EXPERIENCE TIME: 45 minutes
Online adventures every weekend Friday to Sunday. Gift cards are available as well, and new games are added every month.
For just R500 per game (up to a maximum of 9 players inclusive in the price, not per person), book your spot for some sleuthing fun now!
Find out more and book HERE…