Escape Tales: The Awakening by Board & Dice, is a card game that is based on the escape room concept, except that there are no time limitations. The focus of the game is on the story and player exploration.
“Players take on the role of Sam, whose daughter has been in a coma for over two months and whose doctors still cannot explain how this happened or what caused it. According to them, everything is fine with the girl; she’s healthy and shouldn’t be in this condition. Sam is desperate and looks for answers everywhere he can, which leads to a weird meeting with Mark.”
Once in a similar situation with his son, Mark offers Sam a book that he says contains a ritual called “The Awakening”, which might bring Sam’s daughter back. He also offers a warning that Sam needs to prepare himself mentally for the ordeal he will be put through – which involves traveling to another dimension. Sam is now ready to take on the challenge. Are you?
In the game, players will encounter engaging puzzles and will be required to make tough choices to proceed through the story. There are several different endings to the game. The puzzles solved, paths taken, decisions made – all of these interactions shape the story and have an impact on the ending that will be unraveled.
- 130 x Riddle cards
- 20 x Location cards
- 10 x Dooms cards
- 18 x Action markers
- Game board
- Story Book
For 1-4 players, aged 12+. The play time noted on the box is 240-360 minutes.
The game is now available for pre-order and should begin shipping with begin end-October. It is also available at Essen Spiel. (Yay! I have already made my pre-order and can’t wait to pick it up in Essen!)