Now that we are in Lockdown 2, and Exit the Game have released some new titles, we thought it was high time we bought another game to play. We bought one for ourselves and another copy for my sister and her partner and we went head to head, with the winners being determined by who scored the most stars on the games scoring system which looks at a combination of time taken and clues used.
Theft on the Mississippi is rated by Exit the Games as 3/5 difficulty. We had a team of 2 to complete it. Exit the Game are available on amazon typically for around £13.50.
You’re a team of investigators, traveling the Mississippi on a paddle-wheel steamboat in 1872. Last night there was a robbery—, a successful businessman was carrying documents of inestimable value, and now they have disappeared! The captain has asked for your help in finding out who did it, but time is running out. Can you find the culprit before the riverboat docks in New Orleans, and the thief escapes into the night?
I’ve previously mentioned about the mechanics of the Exit the Game series and this game follows the same kind of time with a decoder disc. The game uses the recourses you get well and you need to think outside the box to solve some of the puzzles. With the first few Exit the Games we tried to not destroy the materials and use photocopies instead. However the games are much more enjoyable if you don’t try and stop to take photocopies.
Going head to head to instil that element of competition for us was a great idea to add some extra tension, and we’ve decided during lockdown 2 to make it a regular game night with the games we’ve yet to play, with our next one currently on it’s way. For this game i suggest you go and make yourself a nice cocktail (or small pitcher) to settle down with while you play.
This game did not disappoint and we had a lot of fun from the comfort of our sofa. These games are great for anyone who likes puzzles and escape rooms, if you’ve not tried a physical escape room these games are still worth it in my opinion and a great introduction. These games style themselves as for up to 4 people. I’ve never played one with 4 players, and have only done one game with 3. We normally play as a pair, but these could also be done solo. This game took us the best part of 2 hours, which when you consider it’s £13.50 and we played as a pair, works out at just under £3.50 per person per hour of fun!
We escaped in 110:18 using 4 clues, giving us a game score of 7/10 stars.
Overall I think this is a worthy 3.5/5