“… And I would have gotten away with it too, if it weren’t for you meddling kids!”
Location: at home
Date Played: July 6, 2020
Team size: 1-5; we recommend 2-5
Duration: 120+ minutes
Price: about $30
Scooby-Doo: Escape from The Haunted Mansion was fun and playful. While the puzzles were adequate – some a bit better, some a bit worse -and generally unremarkable, it was written and illustrated perfectly. You play Scooby-Doo: Escape from The Haunted Mansion for the overall experience.
This game plays like it was born out of a lab that dissected all of the other store-bought tabletop escape games and mixed what they found with top-notch Scooby writing. The result was unique, even if almost every component in the box could have come from any other tabletop escape game. The magic was in the brilliance of letting the narrative material shine.
Scooby-Doo is smart escape room material. Scooby is multi-generational and mystery-focused. Its tropes are entirely achievable through escape room gameplay, tabletop or otherwise.
Play Scooby-Doo: Escape from The Haunted Mansion because you enjoy Scooby-Doo or because you have a family or group of friends seeking carefree amusement… because that’s what this was: light-hearted fun.
Who is this for?
- Scooby-Doo fans
- Story seekers
- Cartoon art fans
- Any experience level
- Fantastic Scooby character writing
- Easygoing, exploration-based play
- You’re a fan of the Scooby gang
The Mystery Inc. gang of Shaggy, Velma, Daphne, Fred, and of course Scooby, had been summoned to a haunted mansion to investigate the ghost of Lady Fairmont. Hijinks ensued.Continue reading “Scooby-Doo: Escape from The Haunted Mansion [Review]”