A birthday without puzzles is sad.
Location: at home
Date Played: April 14, 2018
Team size: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯; we recommend 1-2
Price: £4.25 (approximately $5.77) plus shipping costs for the UK and international destinations
A puzzle card is like a gift and a card rolled up into one very thin package. For the right recipient, this thing would be an great birthday treat.
Who is this for?
- A puzzler celebrating the anniversary of their birth
- It’s a birthday card with a puzzle inside.
The Escape the Room Puzzle Birthday Card is exactly what the name suggests: It’s a miniature text- and image-based escape room birthday card.
Everything is self contained within the card with the notable exception of the answer mechanism, which requires the solver to visit a web site.
The card is large (A4), printed on heavy card stock, and covered in puzzle-related content. There is also a small outlined space on the back for writing your message to the recipient.
+ It’s a birthday card with a puzzle! How great is that?
+ The puzzles resolve cleanly. While they likely won’t blow your mind, they offer a touch of challenge.
– The birthday card isn’t aesthetically pleasing.
– There were a pair of typos in the opening paragraph (unless these were British-isms that simply read wrong to our American eyes). We spent a portion of our solve time trying to figure out what they meant only to find that they did not factor in at all.
+ The answer verification mechanism was smart.
Tips for Using
- Ignore the typos. They aren’t part of the puzzle.
- Make sure that you have a web browser handy to submit your answer.
Order your Puzzle Card Birthday Card, and tell them that the Room Escape Artist sent you.