CyberQ – Mystery Castle

CyberQ – Mystery Castle. Game Date: 18/08/2018. Team – Amy & Ian.

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Theme:
“You are on vacation with your family and friends in a lovely log cabin tucked away deep in the forest, miles away from the nearest soul. You decide to take a walk but before you know it, you are lost in the vast wilderness of the forest and surrounded by nothing but trees and darkness. As the daylight slowly disappears, the sun sets and severe dehydration takes its toll on your body, you catch a glimmer of light breaking through the trees. In the distance, you see a mysterious castle and know that it’s your only chance. Are you finally safe now? Unfortunately, justice and luck do not seem to exist in whatever land you have stumbled upon. Are you able to withstand the fear of the shadow’s lurking? The darkness is reaching out. Your only hope of escape is to defeat the Countess before the sunsets.”

The room was simply decorated to give the impression of a castle bedroom, clean and simple there was an amount of immersion to be felt, but nothing too spooky or scary.
The room was large, with ample space for 6 players. Lighting was dim, but nothing that adversly effected game play and only served to create atmosphere.

Game Play:
A linear game that focused mainly on searching with a small amount of code breaking thrown in.
The flow would be as good as your seach skills (so for us that meant the flow was incredibly stop start) there was little signposting, but enough to get through the room. The ah-ha moments weren’t found too often, there were a couple of nice moments in the more puzzley aspects of the room, but as with a search heavy room – ahha moments aren’t going to be as forthcoming.
There was one large puzzle that could be more fun with a few tweaks, unfortunately we got totally stumped on it and it cause much frustration and consternation.
A room that would be good for a big group of newbies due to the heavy search element.

Clue System:
Clues were delivered via Walki Talkie

Game Host:
Our game host was attentive and delivered clues when we asked

Did we escape?
Yes, in 47 minutes

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Price:
2 Players £30
3 Players £42
4 Players £54
5 Players £65
6 Players £72

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