FAQ: Escape Game Meets Scavenger Hunt
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What are the seven launch cities?

New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, Las Vegas, San Francisco, and Seattle. With your help making this campaign a success, we will begin work on more cities and more neighborhoods! To request your city, email adventurebox@escapely.com.

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Can I support this campaign if I don’t live in one of those cities or have plans to travel to one?

Absolutely! Instead of selecting one of our launch cities, you may instead select a coupon redeemable toward any future game box. Or, if you simply want to support this project and see it created, you may pledge without a reward.

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Can I play anytime?

Yes! Your Escapely adventure box will arrive in the mail and you can open it to begin your adventure whenever you like. Scan the QR code on the outside of the box for any timing restrictions - for example, some games include locations with business hours and you will want to play when they are open. Within those time windows, play anytime on any day.

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How many people can play?

Escapely adventure boxes are optimally designed for 2-4 players. If you have a larger group you can still play together, just note that you will have to share the puzzles so that everyone gets a chance. You can even play alone!

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What ages can play?

All cities except one can be played by any aged players. The only launch city that has a 21+ stop is Las Vegas. If you want to play the Las Vegas game with someone under 21, there is only one stop that they will not be allowed to enter. There is an alternate puzzle available on the app for anyone under 21 to solve and get to the next stage of the game.

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What is the difficulty level?

Because of our hint system, the difficulty level is adjustable to be as easy or as hard as you would like. If you want a challenge, limit the number of hints you take. If you want an easier game, take hints freely and frequently on each puzzle. The hints are there to help and are intended to be used!

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How long does it take?

Escapely adventure boxes are self-paced. Each game has been created to take the average person 90-180 minutes. If you are an experienced puzzle solver and race straight through the puzzles without stopping, you may finish faster. If you linger at the stops for food, drinks, and sightseeing, your experience may be longer. It’s your adventure so you can go at any pace you prefer!

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Is it timed?

No. You are welcome to time yourself, but this game is meant to be enjoyed at any pace you prefer. There is no threat of getting timed out.

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Will I need to worry about transportation and parking?

You will need to get to the neighborhood where the game takes place - scan the QR code on the outside of the box for information. Once you are there, everything is within walking distance.

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How far will I have to travel/walk?

Most games include about a mile of walking, not including getting to and from your parking location. A few games include up to 1.5 miles of walking (elaborate). The amount of walking in each game is included in the game information.

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Will I need to pay for anything along the game route?

Not at all! You are welcome (and encouraged) to grab bites to eat and drink along the way or stop in at a museum or site. However, no entry fees are necessary to complete the game. All real-world clues are publicly accessible.

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How does the app work? Do I need to download anything?

Our app is accessible by scanning QR codes as you plan. You will not need to download an app onto your phone - simply scan the codes as you find them. You will need to create a login the first time you access the app so that the game can get you back on track if you accidentally do something out of order.

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How do the hints work?

Each puzzle has a QR code that you can scan to access the app. Click the hint icon in the bottom left corner to access hints for that puzzle. Hints are given in small increments so that we don’t give too much away if you’re only looking for a little nudge. Use as much or as little help as you like! Note that we encourage using hints freely and frequently as needed.

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Do I have to complete it all in one session?

No. You can stop at anytime and pick up later where you left off.

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How can I add an extra game box to my pledge?

After you make your pledge, you will be able to add additional game boxes as add-ons.

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When will this come to my city? Can I sign up for updates?

With your help making this campaign a success, we will immediately begin creating games for more cities. To request a location, email adventurebox@escapely.com. Sign up for updates at escapely.com.

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Is it replayable?

Just like any escape room, this game wouldn’t be as much fun once you know where to find the clues and the solutions to all of the puzzles! We encourage writing on the puzzles as needed to solve them, but if you do not, you are more than welcome to put the game back together for a friend or a kid to play!

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How many puzzles/locations in each game?

This varies by game. The games are made to take approximately the same amount of time, but this means a different number of puzzles for each city. On average, expect 8-10 puzzles.

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Can I play from home?

Technically, yes - but it would take some of the fun out of it! We have pictures of all of the necessary real-world clues on our app under the hint “This location is inaccessible.” Our intention is to use this when a location is temporarily unavailable (for example, a street is blocked off or a restaurant is rented out for a private event). However, you could technically use these clues to play from home.

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I have another question.

Reach out through kickstarter or email adventurebox@escapely.com

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