Exit the Game have released some new games perfectly in time for Christmas, so this of course meant I had to give it to my other half.
Criminal activity is rampant in the frontier town of Fortune City, and now the sheriff has disappeared without a trace. With precious little time to find him, players need to work together to solve the crime. Over the course of the game, your investigation will lead you through Fortune City, with clues and strange items to be found throughout. You will need to search for answers in the saloon, drugstore, gunsmith, post office, prison, and bank. But in a unique twist, you will decide the order in which you will visit these locations and who you will interrogate along the way. Together with your team, you will collect clues and evaluate the townspeoples’ testimonies. But will you get the answers you need to rescue the sheriff in time?
I’ve enjoyed the more crime solving games that Exit the Game have done so far, so we were excited to give this one a go. Self rated at 3.5/5 puts it towards the higher end of the Exit the Game difficulty. It’s worth remembering that with exit the game they work on the basis that they take more than hour to complete on average (depending on group size and experience of course.) The game follows the usual exit the game mechanics of needing to work out the puzzles to get a code to input into a decoder wheel to then draw an answer card to see if you are right. The more exit the games you play, as with most things, the more you know what to look out for and where some of the elements of the puzzles may be hidden. This was one of the games which utilised the more sneakily hidden elements and did so well.
What was more unusual for this series was that this game was based on going around the ‘world’ a lot more, which is something I really enjoyed. The game play worked well to flow through and eliminate suspects, the game doesn’t dictate that you have to do things in a specific order and this can allow more scope for working simultaneously if that is how you like to play in your group.
Overall this was a good game it was a higher difficulty than many of the exit the games, which for us is good, this was one of the games we enjoyed more. I think it deserves a solid 3.5/5. We ‘escaped’ in 71:34 with no clues which gave us a 9/10 rating on the app (which has a timer if you want).