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Code Bakers: Fudge Fiasco | Review
Fudge Fiasco Review: A pack of puzzles to solve to uncover what flavour fudge you’ve been sent!
Rating: Fudgin’ brill!
Completion Time: ~30 minutes
Date Played: 29th December 2021
Party Size: 2
Recommended For: A sweet treat!
A Christmas Treat!
A combination of a sweet treat + an escape room style puzzle…
…We are so there!
The team at Code Bakers have hit the jackpot with this winning combination which allows players to combine delicious sweet treats with puzzling to definitely make you feel like you’ve earnt your dessert! The Fudge Fiasco game sends players two mysterious blocks of fudge, challenging you to find out what the flavours are before tucking in.
For Fudge Sake!
After receiving Fudge Fiasco as a part of the UK Puzzle Bundle, we cracked it open on a cosy afternoon, looking to fill half an hour of puzzling and tuck into our afternoon snack. These games are interesting in that it can be difficult to know where to start, especially when you are presented with multiple puzzles at once. But, once we had figured out what we were doing and what bits went together, the puzzles flowed really well.
It is great how much the Code Bakers’ team can pack into their small envelopes!
The map puzzle (pictured above) was definitely one of the more innovative versions of this style of puzzle that we have seen. It did leave us scratching our heads for a while, but once we realised some slightly ‘outside the box’ thinking was needed, we worked our way through this nicely!
It was very satisfying to solve, and the aha moment left us both smiling.
The puzzles are good for teams of two or more working together in a more relaxed atmosphere. We think this would be a great pre-dinner game for a family or a pre-escape room warm up for a team of enthusiasts (plus then you’d have the sugar kick from the fudge ready to go in and boss your room!).
The Delicious Finale
Once we had made our way through the puzzles, we treated ourselves to two tasty bars of fudge! It’s nice to have a physical reward for solving the puzzles, which helps make these games stand out in that ‘at-home’ escape market.
We always enjoy a game from the Code Bakers – I think we will start using these to send gifts to our friends (to make them work for their treats!).
We look forward to playing more of these in the future!
Fudge Fiasco can be purchased for yourself (or given as a gift) by heading to Code Baker’s website here.