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 highest score I’ve seen in this escape-room series.
Here’s what I think made the difference:
- Abandoned Cabin is rated the easiest of this series of games.
- We had five players that brought a good mix of skill sets. For example, one of us was experienced with dominoes, which turned out to be relevant for one of the puzzles.
- Another of us was really good at the “arts and crafts” tasks required to solve some puzzles.
- My experience with four other EXIT games was of some benefit. For example, I could tell them that it was possible that there would a solution might involve the game box itself.
Overall, it was a positive experience.
There’s only one more EXIT game that I haven’t played: Pharoah’s Tomb. I asked the other gamers if they wanted to try that one, though it’s rated as one of the toughest games in the series. They were willing to play it at a future gaming event.
So against my expectations, I will order that final game. Let’s see if we handle the challenge, or whether it will send us crying to our mummies.