Escape the Room: A Clever Board Game Based on Escape Rooms

There’s no denying that we all have countless experience in life that are far from comfortable; whether it’s a trip gone bad, waiting for your final year result, or being stuck in a room full of people who barely understand what you are trying to tell them.

Uncomfortable experiences are everywhere around us, some are minor, while others can have a significant impact on a person’s way of thinking. It’s because of these unpleasant, and uncomfortable experiences, the escape rooms have become a lot more common, and are actually trending.

The concept of escape rooms is to simulate the entire experience of being trapped in a space with several different obstacles in your way that are blocking your way to the exit. Over the past couple of years, this game has become a lot more popular, and is largely played in office parties, as well as other occasions.

Not only that, but physical escape rooms have also appeared in several famous cities around the world, and by providing the unpleasant experiences to people who are willing to try, they are actually generating a pretty good revenue.

The common format of escape room makes the player solve a series of mysterious puzzles as the player has to race against time. In order to assist player, there’s a loudspeaker present in the room, and on the other side of the loud speaker, there’s usually a partner, or a colleague telling player what to do.

Considering the popularity of these board games, it was only a matter of time for several board game companies to come out with their own variants of escape the room that can actually be played in your living room, with a couple of friends.

As a matter of fact, there are several board games like that, each revolving around a different topic; one very famous board game is known as “Escape the Abandoned Cabin”. Upon opening the box, there was a realization that there isn’t much stuff to begin with; you get a decoder disk, an instruction manual, handful of cards, and some peculiar items that weren’t very clear as to what purpose they serve.

Surely, the confusion was sky high when the box was first opened, but after carefully going through the manual, it was made obvious that the game isn’t as difficult as the lack of items represented. The game basically has players solve clues that are on the cards, and if you want help with the clues, the provided decoder disk has all the essentials.

Once you’ve unlocked the clues, you can progress further, however, if you’ve run into an issue, you can always get help from the hint cards which will eventually drop some points from the final score. As you’re done with all the clues, the cabin unlocks, and you’re free to go.

Escape the Abandoned Cabin is surely a weird, but extremely fun board game that takes some amount of time to understand, but once that’s done, the level of fun, and sense of accomplishment is certainly there.