Mystery House | Maven Games
What? A new style of escape-the-room game, you say? Count me in! I first saw people playing Mystery House at Essen 2019 and it looks remarkable. A group of people holding up a 3D box full of pictures hidden behind panels and peering down corridors with torches. What is this thing? We bought a copy on the spot, brought it home and have now played through the two scenarios that come with the base game. Like many escape-the-room games, you are presented with a variety of puzzles and you have to use items, spot clues, come up with codes and, in this case, make it to the centre. So not so much escaping out of a maze, but rather trying to find your way to the centre through all the puzzles. Let me tell you about it… Each scenario of Mystery House requires you to intially set up the “house” by putting numbered panels into their appropriate slots. When you look through the holes in the side of the box, these panels then become the various walls (external or internal) of the house, which each have images on them. So for example you might look through a window into one...
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