You leave your house and enter into a brisk determined walk, partly because of the January cold and partly because you’re running 5 minutes late. You ponder to yourself how after 3 weeks off you still manage to be late for your first day back. John, the night guard will ask the same question when you arrive and give a familiar lecture on how next time you’re late he won’t wait around and will just leave the museum unguarded until you get there and if anything goes wrong, it will be your fault.
Completion Time: ~10 minutes
Date Played: 14th February 2021
Party Size: 1
Recommended For: People who want more interesting emails
The feel when the wonderful people at Escape the Mailbox release December, January AND February Escape the Mailbox but you decide to play them all in one day rather than one a month like you’re supposed to…
Well, better late than never! By doing three in one day I get to have all the enjoyment all at once, too.
Mayhem at the Museum kicks off January’s Escape the Mailbox with a charming and mysterious story of an overnight museum security guard who, after spotting some unusual green orbs floating around an exhibit accidentally triggers centuries old magic. Oh dear! That magic is back with a vengeance and the only way to stop it? Solve the riddles of course!
So the museum security guard is deep within the museum somewhere and your only line of contact with him is via your email inbox. He needs your help navigating the 5 puzzles he’s been presented with… Damnit! This never would have happened if you’d showed up to work on time.
This time round, the puzzles are Ancient Egyptian themed. You can expect some pretty cool ciphers, hieroglyphics, some maths… Of course, this is Access Escape, so everything is fully accessible to visually impaired players. You can play via your Google or Alexa device and may of course make full use the internet to help.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again but it’s a really cool idea. Whats more, the games are short and sweet – so perfect for playing on a lunch break from work. That is, if you used your work email address to sign up!
The technology used is called Puzzle Panther if you’re thinking about making your own. But if you’re more of the puzzle-solving, than puzzle-making type, you can sign up on Access Escape’s website for free.
Mairi is the editor-in-chief and covers escape rooms/immersive theatre in London, play at home games, and video games.