ESCAPE GAME REVIEW – THE QUICK AND DIRTY
Play if… you’ve always wondered if your family had a secret stash.
Avoid if… you don’t take advantage of local pamphlets and brochures while on vacation.
Developer Website: https://www.argyxgames.com/
The Game: Legacy: Quest for a Family Treasure – Episode 2: Hellas
Description (from the company website): Marseille, Fall 2019. You receive the letter of a notary that comes with a mysterious black box. In his last will, your estranged father reveals the existence of a family treasure, hidden somewhere in Europe. To find it, he leaves you objects and documents that belonged to him as well as to your ancestor. You have to shed light on the past in order to be able to claim your inheritance… (see their video below)
Difficulty (1-10): N/A
Time Limit: None, but typically completed in 60-90 minutes on average
Cost: $56 to $119, depending on which package you back on Kickstarter
Party Size: 2-4 people
Note: The ERG were given the opportunity to try out this game for free, with the understanding that we would continue to provide an honest review and follow the same process we’ve used on all of our other ratings.
Description of the game: We’re not going to go into detail here as it’s basically a surprise for you. Our promotional game, however, came in a blue paper envelope from Argyx in Paris. Your game will come in the black box shown on the KickStarter page.
Understanding of the Mission: First, keep in mind that Hellas is game 2 in this set. Its story continues the one you complete in Eiffel 1889 (which is also a slightly longer game than Hellas). In Eiffel 1889, you were trying to find the identity of a lost ancestor. In Hellas, you need to take what you learned and discover the location of said ancestors buried fortune. There are 5 distinct tasks for you to complete to do so.
How Much Space is Needed: 4-6 sq.ft. is sufficient for the materials, plus space for a laptop or tablet.
Age Appropriate: It’s rated 14+. There’s nothing inappropriate in Hellas.
Did We “Escape”: Yep!
Time Remaining: We finished in about 1:15 (it should take you 60-90 minute on average). Yay, we’re average!
Our Suggested Party Size: 2-4 for sure
Did the room challenge the entire team? Mostly
Members of our team (other than the ERG): Steph D, Heather
Worth the time and money? This is a loaded question. The price is pretty steep for a take home game ($57/€47), BUT that gets you 2 games (Eiffel 1889 and Hellas (this one)) and all the stretch goals of the campaign (which includes, at the time of this writing, 1 additional document for Eiffel 1889 and one for Hellas (which is another puzzle)). That comes out to roughly 2-3 hours of total game time.