Moviescape – Santa’s Cabin

Moviescape – Santa’s Cabin. Game Date – 14/11/2017. Team: Amy & Ian

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Theme:
“Ho! Ho! Ho! Santa needs your help! You will be whisked away to Santa’s cabin in Lapland for 1 hour to help him with his work. You have 1 hour to solve puzzles and work out who has been good and bad on his naughty list.

There is lots of candy to be won along the way!”

Theming in Santa’s cabin was pretty, but simply done. Giving the feeling of being in a cosy Christmas shack complete with Christmas Tree, roaring fire and Santa’s comfy armchair. Very nice for a temporary room!
The room was of a good size, and could comfortably fit in 5 people. There are some dim spots where the lighting doesn’t quite hit, but it is said in the brief that phones are allowed to be used as a torch.
The soundtrack was lovely, with all the Christmas hits you’d come to expect and really sets the scene for the room.

Game Play:
Another linear game that focused on searching, code-breaking and observation.
A slightly harder game than usual for Moviescape, Santa’s Cabin leaves you to find the ah-ha moment totally on your own, there is not much direction to the puzzles, yet once you find it the answers are clear, logical and concise (Save for a colour puzzle in a dim room, this was a bit of a sticky point).
The puzzles were all beautifully in theme, there was a small amount of outside knowledge required, but it is something that I would expect the group to get with collective knowledge.
The flow of the room was good, we only found one sticky point that was entirely our fault! The problem with the light levels and the colour puzzle, this can be easily rectified by a good torch.
An enjoyable game which has solid puzzles with less direction to the answers, which leads to lovely moments when the penny drops and you know “What to do”. It left us feeling really Christmassy!
Enthusiasts take your normal group. Newbies, a bigger group may give you a boost in this festive room!

Clue System:
We didn’t use any clues (the first group to ever achieve this!)

Game Host:
Jack was our game host, and delivered a good brief, he was chatty & friendly. We didn’t use any clues within the game!

Did we escape?
Yes, in 40 minutes!

Website: https://www.moviescape.co.uk/
Price:
2 Players £40
3 Players £57
4 Players £72
5 Players £75
6 Players £84

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