Fantasy Escape Games – Ghosts of Craven Manor [Hivemind Review]

Ghosts of Craven Manor is an audio escape game created by Fantasy Escape Games.

Three cute sheet ghosts around a table.

Format

Style of Play:

  • Online native experience (can NOT be played IRL)
  • Audio game

Who is it For?

  • Any experience level

Required Equipment: computer with internet connection

Recommended Team Size: 2-4

Play Time: 60 minutes

Price: $15-$19/person

Booking: book online for a specific time slot

Description

The narrator/ gamemaster screen shares a slide deck over a Zoom call while vocally providing information about what the players are seeing in the slides. Players call out which objects they want to interact with and the gamemaster shows a slide (if available) and narrates the effects of the interaction.

Fantasy Escape Games – The Dark Tower [Hivemind Review]

The Dark Tower is a role-playing adventure game with light puzzles, created by Fantasy Escape Games.

The team posing fo their victory, the landscape of a beautiful kingdom behind them.

Format

Style of Play: digital role-playing adventure game with light puzzles, designed for online play as an audiovisual experience

Required Equipment: computer with internet connection

Recommended Team Size: 2-4

Play Time: 60 minutes

Price: $15 per person

Booking: book for a specific time slot

Description

This experience was on Zoom, and we had an audio guide overseeing the game. The story was told through a series of static images in the style of storybook illustrations, almost like watching a beautiful PowerPoint presentation, and the guide narrated and facilitated our interactions. For example, when we met the Mushroom King, he went into character and pretended to be the Mushroom King.

An illustrated young wizard looking character holding a book and appeas to have a purpl mustache grawn on his face.

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