EXIT: The Game, part 5

I played EXIT: Abandoned Cabin with a group of friends yesterday. I warned them of my experiences that I described in my last few blog posts, but they were willing to accept the challenge. We finished in one hour five minutes and used no hint cards, which gave us a final score of nine stars. It's the…

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EXIT: The Game, part 4

Forgotten Island was a different experience than my last EXIT game. I solved it in three minutes. Let me back up a second before I explain that: After my previous blog post, the responses of my friends on Facebook suggested that they too were no longer enthusiastic about playing any more EXIT games. I had spare time…

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EXIT: The Game, part 3

I'm stuck at home for a while, so I decided to tackle an EXIT game solo: Polar Station. It took me 3 hours and 15 minutes, and I used 6 hint cards, which gave me a score of two stars. This is the lowest score I've seen in any EXIT game I've played so far. Even though…

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Sweet dreams are made of these

The other night, I dreamed of a whole bunch of clowns singing a song. (Don't worry; they were on TV, so I was safe.) It was a nonsense song they sung over and over again. Then I woke up. Thinking on it, it occurred to me that I've often dreamed of people singing. I wondered why that…

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They’re tougher than they look

I'm driving home in the dark on a wet road. Suddenly a deer bounds into the road about ten feet in front of me. Even though I'm going at the speed limit (yes, really!) there's no way I can avoid hitting her. I slam on the brakes, but the deer collides heavily with my left front bumper.…

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EXIT: The Game, part 2

This is a follow-up to my previous post. Last night I played EXIT: The Forbidden Castle with a different group of friends than the ones from last week's puzzle game. Notes: The game seriously handed us our butts. It took us two hours and forty minutes to solve it. We used several hint cards, though only three…

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EXIT: The Game

Please don't buy any of the Thames & Kosmos EXIT games... so I can play them with you! I purchased my first EXIT game because the series had won the prestigious Spiel des Jahres (Game of the Year) award in 2017. These are "escape room" games: Your character is trapped, and can only escape by solving a…

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