Seven Dwarfs: Mining Mission is digital adaptation of an escape game created by Improbable Escapes in Kingston, ON.
Style of Play: digital adaptation of a real-life escape game
Required Equipment: computer with an internet connection
You’re encouraged to play on two different computers (or with two monitors): one screen for the camera, the other for the inventory. This was effective.
Recommended Team Size: 2-4
Play Time: 60 minutes
Price: $74.99+HST CAD (approximately $54 USD) flat rate for 1-5 players. $10+HST per additional player beyond 5.
Booking: book online for a specific time slot
This was an avatar-based escape room. A gamemaster followed our instructions in a livestream as we guided her through an adapted real-life escape room. There was a companion website inventory, which contained high-quality photographs of the room and key items within it.
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