[Dutch Lock Down Day Two Hundred Sixty Three]
As I mentioned, I picked out advent calendars for the whole family gifted on SinterKlaas.
While I was shopping, I ran across an advent calendar escape room.
Hello, my name is Rain, and I play escape rooms.
But first the news:
- Coronavirus cases pass 7,000 for first time in a month
- No extended school holiday; Covid restrictions won’t be relaxed: Report
- Dutch government funds ‘voucher bank’ to help travel industry issue refunds
Anyone who plays an escape room or watches me stream an escape room on Saturday night, well, you’re an enabler.
And I thank you.
I came across this advent calendar and it’s an escape room.
What? But how?
Also, it’s German.
I was completely intrigued. Fascinated. Curious.
But it’s in German.
I speak Dutch, not German.
And, as much as we can get away with sort of mostly understanding one another on the border of Germany and the Netherlands, it’s a very different thing to READ German.
It has its own letters, people.
So I bought it.
And it’s AWESOME.
There’s a story.
Written in German.
Which translates just fine via the google translate app.
What if, hypothetically speaking, the puzzle is a mixed up German word that you have to unshuffle? Or is a combination of pictures meant to translate to a German word that you do something else with?
The google translate app is woefully inadequate.
Fortunately, I figured out how to hack the book.
Yes, it’s a book.
And it’s brilliant.
I truly hope that someone does an English one and if you’re a game designer and keen to do it, please let me know how I can help cause ZOMG.
I might need an intervention.
But not yet, please.
I have a few more escape rooms to solve.
Including the rest of a German advent calendar.