Better Left Unseen

Mysterious Contents of the Drawer

I was actually considering getting “Escape the Room: Mystery at the Stargazer’s Manor” for my birthday, being both a present and a fun thing to do, but then I got really excited about it and we ended up just booking an actual Escape Room for the day (hour).

All of which goes to say we haven’t actually played it. But it sure looks like fun, and it’s a great idea for a game. Unless you have over-enthusiastic friends.

Unfortunately, this week’s blog post was defeated by poor time-management on my part, so I have to wrap it here. However, I invite everyone to come up with some ideas as to what you think was in the drawer, and I look forward to hearing what you all come up with.

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Locked room mystery?

Writer_smallerLocked Room Mystery

It’s my birthday and we’re doing a Locked Room Game Mystery thing this week. Woohoo! Also there will be more board games, and time off work, so time to play them. It’s like a mini-Christmas! So many exclamation points! I’m pretty sure the Epic Card game Kickstarter landed as well, and Aileen has been hiding it as an additional ‘birthday present’. I hope?

Speaking of Kickstarters, as I did last week as well, I saw the superlative mobile app/game Space Team (download now if you have never played it, it’s hilarious) is soon to be a card game, via Kickstarter. Not entirely sure how well the game will play as a physical item, but willing to hold judgement until I try it. All it needs to do to be a good implementation is to be funny, chaotic and make people shout at other people under the guise of “cooperating”.

However, one of the pledge levels for the game is a ‘NSFW’ deck. This I’m perfectly willing to pass judgement on. This adult humour gimmick is the worst legacy of ‘Cards Against Humanity’, and amounts to nothing more than an unfortunate trend that adds nothing of substance to games or game play. Hopefully it’s a trend that won’t last long. Cards Against Humanity is not as funny as Apples to Apples. Apples to Apples works because the humour comes from the players, not the cards. That’s what a game should aim for.

Rant over; see you next week!

If we make it out.

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