Mystery Mansion Regina – Sleepy Man [Hivemind Review]

Sleepy Man is an avatar-led, livestreamed escape room, created by Mystery Mansion Regina in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. It is the final installment of an online escape room trilogy.

Dark screen reads, "Enter my nightmare. I am waiting to devour you."

Format

Style of Play:

  • Online native experience (can NOT be played IRL)
  • Avatar controlled by the players
  • Web-based inventory system
  • Includes video segments
  • Interactive NPCs

Required Equipment: computer with internet connection

If you can have a full monitor for Zoom and a full monitor for Telescape that would be ideal for this game. Headphones will also make it even more immersive.

Recommended Team Size: 3-6

Play Time: 90 minutes

Price: $25 CAD + tax per player (4 player minimum)

Booking: book online for a specific time slot

Description

This is a standard avatar-led remote escape room, with Telescape for inventory viewing and interaction. It includes well-produced video segments that further the narrative and provoke amazement.

Sleepy Man concluded a trilogy, so you need to play Night Terrors and D’Vile’s Curio Shoppe first.

Closeup image of an eye.

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Mystery Mansion Regina – Seen [Hivemind Review]

Seen is a livestreamed adaptation of an in-person game created by Mystery Mansion Regina in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada.

In game, a person against a wall casting shadow puppets over zoom.

Format

Style of Play:

  • Adaptation of an in-person game (can be played IRL)
  • Avatar controlled by the players
  • Web-based inventory system
  • Interactive NPC + aspects of immersive theater

Required Equipment: computer with internet connection

Recommended Team Size: 3-6

Play Time: 75 minutes

Price: $25 CA per person

Booking: book online for a specific time slot

Description

This is an avatar-led game with interactive Telescape inventory system. It is a livestreamed version of a real escape room, modified to be a raunchy parody of the format.

You are dropped into the scenario about as diegetically as you can be with an online game.

Not family-friendly! Make sure your entire team is ok with adult language. It will also help if at least one of your teammates is outgoing and willing to interact with an improv actor.

Even though it is a play on the Saw movies, it was not scary at all.

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Mystery Mansion Regina – D’Vile’s Curio Shoppe [Hivemind Review]

D’Vile’s Curio Shoppe is a real-life escape room livestreamed and played through an avatar, created by Mystery Mansion Regina in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada.

A purple lit room with mystical artwork hanging on the wall.

Format

Style of Play: real-life escape room livestreamed and played through an avatar

Required Equipment: computer with internet connection

Recommended Team Size: 3-5

Play Time: 75 minutes

Price: 25 CAD per person, plus tax

Booking: book online for a specific time slot

Description

You’ve got your regular Zoom livestream. In addition, there is a Telescape inventory page with close ups of clues and a 360-degree room view.

We were watching a livestream of our favorite YouTuber. He went to a curiosity shop to figure out more about the case of a missing woman…. but then he got trapped inside.

A purple lit store front with a bell on the desk.

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Mystery Mansion Regina – DTF: Drag Task Force [Hivemind Review]

DTF: Drag Task Force is an escape room livestreamed and played through an avatar, created by Mystery Mansion Regina in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada.

Drag Task Force's fabulous character.

Format

Style of Play: escape room livestreamed and played through an avatar, designed exclusively for remote play

Required Equipment: computer with internet connection

Recommended Team Size: 2-4

Play Time: 60 minutes

Price: CAD 25.00 per person plus tax ($5 from every ticket sale is donated to a local non-profit)

Booking: book online for a specific time slot

Description

DTF: Drag Task Force has standard remote avatar gameplay, where players instruct the avatar what operations to perform and what objects to inspect. It takes place over Zoom with Telescape for the inventory. Note that the content of this game is NSFW; expect sassy adult humor.

Drag Task Force's rainbow comic book cover style art.

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Mystery Mansion Regina – Night Terrors [Hivemind Review]

Night Terrors is an escape room livestreamed and played through an avatar, created specifically for online play by Mystery Mansion Regina in Regina, Canada.

Night Terrors cover art depictes the shadow of a man in a hat against a bedroom wall.

Format

Style of Play: an escape room livestreamed and played through an avatar, created specifically for online play

Required Equipment: computer with internet connection

Recommended Team Size: 2-4

Play Time: 75 minutes

Price: $15.00 CAD per ticket with a minimum of 3 players

Booking: book online for a specific time slot

Description

This is a standard first-person avatar game that you play via Zoom. The game doesn’t use or need an inventory, but you do acquire audio clips throughout the experience that further the narrative and provide clues. Notably, even though you guide the avatar through a physical space, all elements of this game were designed for the virtual experience.

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