Jinkies! There's a mystery to solve, gang! And only us, a group of meddling teenagers and a pesky puppy can do it.
*investigating happens here*
Oh no! We've become trapped in this haunted mansion! How will we get out?
How, indeed. That's just what you'll have to figure out in Scooby-Doo: Escape from the Haunted Mansion, the first in a series of home escape-room-style games from The OP Games as part fo their Coded Chronicles line.
From the announcement:
Clue-sniffing canine Scooby-Doo and his friends Mystery Inc. have been on the tracks of cloaked offenders for 50 years, and for the first time since their adventures began, you can be one of the gang! Figure out how to get through an escape room-style game and storyline that you and your friends can solve at home when Scooby-Doo: Escape from the Haunted Mansion comes out this spring!
Debuting a series of The Op’s new signature line of Coded Chronicles™ games, Scooby-Doo: Escape from the Haunted Mansion puts you right in the roles of Fred, Daphne, Shaggy, Velma, and Scooby to unfold a mystery in real-time!
Coded Chronicles™ games are like no other tabletop game you’ve ever played before. As the name suggests, they’re the first at-home escape room-style activity that integrates storylines from iconic franchises into the foundation of a unique code-revealing mechanic, which players use to cooperatively and gradually unlock new parts of the game. It’s the same nail-biting excitement of a real escape room, but without the time limit!
Designed by Jay Cormier and Sen-Foong Lim (Junk Art, D&D: Rock, Paper, Wizard and MIND MGMT: The Psychic Espionage Game), this code-revealing mechanic lets players apply the same means of deduction and critical thinking that Mystery Inc. does best! Learn how Jay and Sen managed to keep players engaged every step of the way, as we get closer to opening the box.
More than 50 individual clues are hidden in this game’s interactive game board and pieces to help you discover what happened in Lady Fairmont’s Haunted Mansion! Players will share five narrative booklets, to be read as everyone works together to fill in the story’s missing details. Different parts are kept in secret envelopes to be opened as the crew unlocks the answers, keeping everyone on the edge of their seat. Scooby Doo: Escape from the Haunted Mansion is made for one or more players, ages 12 and up.
With at least an hour of playtime in store, you can tackle it all in one sitting, or break up the tension into two game nights! Either way, you’re in store for a one-of-a-kind gameplay experience with your favorite “meddling kids!” Keep an eye on our social channels for sneak peeks about how to play, the design team, and more from this officially licensed Coded Chronicles™ escape room game, exclusively from The Op!