October 27, 2020 – Are you ready for Mythic Adventures? That is the new Escape Room chapter in the Unlock Series. Get ready to do some crazy things in the 8th installment of the popular franchise from publisher Space Cowboys. The announcement was made via BGG this morning.
Each of the Unlock Escape Room Games comes with 3 Scenarios and this is no different:
- Around the World in Eighty Days
- Greek Mythology
- A Noside story sequel
Escape Rooms have blown up in the last decade. According to a US Today article, there are over 2,300 escape room facilities in the United States. In case you are unfamiliar, these are places that have many themed rooms and allow groups to go into them for set blocks of time (like 1 hour). The people pay to go in and then they have that time to solve a variety of puzzles that allow you to get out of that room. If you can successfully escape in time, you have succeeded, otherwise you fail.
Naturally this concept lends itself very well to board games and publishers have noticed. There are multiple players in the game, but there are two that are really carving out the niche as their own.
The first is the Escape Room board game that was first to market, has the most options available, and has the most name recognition. That franchise is EXIT which first debuted in 2016 and has 13 different Escape Room games in market. The Second is the one you are reading about, UNLOCK! who came shortly after in 2017 and after this new chapter, it is getting closer.
The two franchises have different focuses. EXIT tries to be as real as possible, leaning on thrilling elements and at times horror. UNLOCK tends to favor the fantastical, taking you on adventures you might never be able to experience in real life.
This new UNLOCK title looks to topple some really fun adventures!
Unlock! is a series of escape adventures for up to six players. With one hour on the clock, players work through a deck of sixty cards as a team, searching for clues, combining objects, and solving puzzles. The free Unlock! companion app runs the timer while also providing clues, offering hints, and confirming successes. Once the team has reached a solution and entered the correct code into the app, they will escape and win the game!