Mad Genius Escape Co. – Boobano Farm [Hivemind Review]

Boobano Farm is a multiplayer online puzzle game created by Mad Genius Escape Co. in Portland, OR.

A collection of adoable and colorful cartooish bugs called Boonabos.
Note the game’s name was changed from Boonabo Farm to Boobano Farm (and this image is from before the name change.)

Format

Style of Play: multiplayer online puzzle game – somewhere between a digital escape game and a point-and-click adventure

Required Equipment: computer with an internet connection

Recommended Team Size: 8-10 (supports teams of up to 16 players)

Play Time: 60 minutes

Price: $15 per person

Booking: book online for a specific time slot

Description

Boobano Farm was a chaotic multiplayer online game. This was a browser-based live game with a Zoom-based component. Nearly all interactions took place in a point-and-click interface, played live. It focused on collaborative puzzles that required teamwork. Boobano Farm was meant to be played with a team of 8-16 players.

A Boonabos on a journey.

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Mad Genius Escape Co. – The Truth About Edith [Hivemind Review]

The Truth About Edith is a virtual escape game created by Mad Genius Escape Co. in Portland, OR.

Edith up close to the camera on a Zoom call.

Format

Style of Play: Natively online escape game blending multiple media

Required Equipment: computer with internet connection

The game has to be played on a computer with Zoom downloaded and either Chrome or Firefox. It’s helpful to have a second screen. You’ll be interacting with both websites and video. It won’t work on tablets or phones.

Recommended Team Size: exactly 4

Play Time: 60 minutes

Price: $80 for a team of 4 players

Booking: book online for a specific time slot

Description

The Truth About Edith is played over Zoom with a live gamemaster and a live actor. However, it is not played via an avatar in a real-life escape room. Our job was to investigate a strange woman. We followed clues to different bepuzzled websites, and encountered a couple of different characters over video call.

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