Unlock! is a cooperative card game inspired by escape rooms that uses a simple system which allows you to search scenes, combine objects, and solve riddles. Play Unlock! to embark on great adventures, while seated at a table using only cards and a companion app that can provide clues, check codes, monitor time remaining, etc.
Unlock! Escape Adventures includes three separate scenarios for you to explore:
- In The Formula, you enter a secret laboratory to recover a mysterious serum that has been developed by a scientist. Will you solve all the riddles and get out in less than an hour?
- In Squeek & Sausage, you need to thwart the plans of the despicable Professor Noside!
- In The Island of Doctor Goorse, you must visit the island of an eccentric antique collector billionaire and overcome its traps!
You do need a free app though available on IOS or Android.
So lets pop it open, and take a look and see how it plays, but I will only be going through the Tutorial with you, i don't want to give away and spoilers,
Well this is a basic over view of the tutorial, there are a whole world of puzzles in the other scenario, but i don't want to spoil them. Be Assured, there is a lot of variety, and some large challenges too. Its certainly the type of game to get you thinking, and that's one of its biggest draws, its a puzzler, and perfect for non gamers, they don't have to worry about rules, and dice and things, just deduction and logical thinking. It plays ok solo, though its not as much fun as discussing it with others and trying to find a solution together, which is where it really shines, and one scenarios does specify 3-4 players, but you can do it with less. Replay ability may be an issue to some, as once you have played the 3 scenarios you know what to do, but you can either wait a long time till you forget and try again, or enjoy sharing with other people who haven't tried to get them into gaming whilst you manage the app and enjoy watching them.. Though for the amount of fun you will have the price is pretty good, so do not let it put you off, you will get a good value of entertainment for it, and its perfect for expansions, just a deck of cards, and its a whole new adventure to work through.
It comes in with an RRP of £26.99 so head on over to your local game store and grab yourself a pack.
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