Scooby-Doo! Escape from the Haunted Mansion
What does the box say?
Recommended Age: 12+
1 or more players.
In this Coded Chronicles game, take on the roles of the teen sleuths and their courageous canine pal, Scooby-Doo! Decode your way out of the haunted mansion in this cooperative experience for the whole gang!
Can you solve the mystery of Lady Fairmont’s Ghost with the help of Mystery inc.?
Outline of the game
In traditional Scooby-Doo! style you need to uncover the ghost after finding clues, solving puzzles and investigate suspects.
The game comes with 5 booklets, one narrative booklet for each character of Mystery Inc – Velma, Shaggy, Daphne, Scooby-Doo! & Fred. Each of the characters have an ability. Velma researches, Shaggy eats, Daphne uses, Scooby-Doo! smells and Fred investigates.
As you progress through the game and work your way into different rooms, you add tiles to the mansion. When you solve puzzles, you may get cards, remove cards you have already used or open envelopes
Each time you get something wrong or need a hint, you lose a scooby snack.
How did we go?
Our team included 2 adults & 2 kids (13 & 10)
It took us approx. 3 hours to play the game. Our 10yo got bored part way through and left but came back as we were getting towards the end. There are 2 chapters so we could have stopped part way through and pick it up again later but it was a rainy day and we had time so we powered through.
What did we think?
We really got into this game as we love Scooby-Doo! – you feel like you are in an interactive episode of the show– researching, investigating, sniffing, eating and solving a mystery. For added fun we attempted to speak in each of characters voices – jinkies!
There was a lot of reading involved and it took a few hours so I agree with recommendation of ages 12+.
Similar to an escape room, once you’ve solved the mystery, you probably won’t want to play it again, but you can pack everything up as new and pass it on for someone else to enjoy.
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