Club Drosselmeyer 1943 is an interactive audio experience, created by Green Door Labs in Boston, MA.
Style of Play: interactive audio experience with tabletop puzzle components
Required Equipment: computer with internet connection, mobile device, pen and paper, scissors, and a printer if you purchased the print-and-play version
If you’re playing with remote friends, you’ll need a video conferencing platform (like Zoom) to communicate. One person will make many phone calls (ideally on speaker phone).
If you are based outside of the United States, note that telephone-based interactions are critical to this experience.
Recommended Team Size: 2-6
Play Time: 2 hours
Price: $35 for print-and-play or $55 Drosseldossier of mailed components
In advance of the live shows in December 2020, there were also Drosselboxes of mailed components for $65, which is the version most of our reviewers played.
Booking: with no more live shows, you can now purchase a printable PDF or mailed Drosseldossier and play at your leisure
The year is 1943, and every citizen has a role to play in the war. You’re corresponding with non-player characters through a phone line, hoping to advance your mission of aiding either Herr Drosselmeyer, Rhett the Rat King, or both!
The story and gameplay were delivered by a blend of printable (or shipped) puzzles, a web-based radio show, and phone-based interactions.
Note that the radio broadcast and phone number are connected. If you’re playing in a group, you must make all the calls from the phone number linked to your radio broadcast.
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