Unlock!: Mystery Adventures: The House on the Hill

By | March 20, 2019

by Unlock! (website)

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Rated between 2.5 and 4 out of 5

based on ratings from 9 users
combined with 4 pro reviews

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Anonymous rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
TheEscapeBoomers expert rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
jakea256 expert rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
value for money
Anonymous rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
Wesley Mead expert rated this:Rated between 45 and 45 out of 5
PurpleB expert rated this:Rated between 25 and 25 out of 5
Played: Apr 202 Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
imrahil experienced rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
egnor expert rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5

Reasonable play in the same vein as other Unlock! games. This particular scenario was a little forgettable, and in one case you had to use the mechanism in a surprising way which left us stumped for a while.

Anonymous rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5

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They’ve been out on the far side of the Atlantic for a while now, but the three new Unlock games finally reached the U.K. in December. Here they’re sold as a single box of three games with each described as a different difficulty level, and House on the Hill is the first and easiest.

This game is set in a haunted house, and your aim is to lift a curse and drive away the demonic spirits. The game tries hard with Unlock’s typically high quality artwork, plus creepy audio from the app and suitably...

Ahhh, lockdown 2.0… It’s back and it’s gloomier than ever. So I find myself once again at my board game shelf, rummaging around for fun things to do with Player 2 at home. Enter “The House on the Hill!”

Oops – this one has actually been on my list for MONTHS. I’d put it aside as a perfect Halloween game to play. Halloween came and went. So better to play this one late than never! Even if we did choose to play this on a sunny Saturday morning instead of a candlelit Halloween evening it’s designed for.

If you love tabletop games and escape rooms, this is the perfect game for you.

A harder game, but it flowed better than other Unlock Games. We even managed to complete the game in 48 minutes. However, we suffered a number of penalties on this game which reduced the fun. Also one hidden number was unseeable – even one we had the answer we couldn’t see it!

This box-set escape room board game comes with not one but three separate scenarios for you to play. There’s nothing too wacky as far as story goes: take your pick from a haunted house, a pirate island, or a sunken wreck on the ocean floor…

It's a very reasonable escape at home game, the artwork on the cards is good and it does make for an entertaining evening (especially with a horror movie on in the background to really hit the theme!) 

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