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I've kind of lost my... body!

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You and your friends can hardly contain the excitement as the 100 Year Winter Faire is on today!

While wandering the woods following an enchanted map a mysterious Wisp whispers to you...

"My my my... you feel so familiar..." says the Wisp.

"Why that is I cannot say!? I awoke this morning with no memories or body! Not that I mind all this flying around but I'm a little worried."

"The only flashbacks I have are from a Winter Faire, but that's not possible since the poster says that was 100 years ago..."

"Could I trouble you for help in piecing together who I am? Otherwise, I fear I may be lost like this forever..."

How to solve puzzles

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  1. Solving puzzles in this escape room involves making lateral connections between clues or completing tasks, like mazes.
  2. Start where any good adventurer would - by looking at the clues on the puzzle cards. Some are easier to tackle than others, so check them all out to get a feel for how things work.
  3. Write your answers on the Winter Feast sheet. If you're not sure where an answer fits, keep solving other puzzles and use the process of elimination.
  4. Don't worry about knowing when a puzzle is solved. Each puzzle has just one way of solving it and finding the right word answer. The answer is usually a word or sometimes a two-word sentence.
  5. If you're really stuck, you'll find hints further down this page.
  6. As you complete the Winter Feast sheet, a single letter from each puzzle answer will combine along the Wisp Trail to form a final word.

P.s. don't forget to hit play on the custom background playlist.

Remember to Snap a Selfie!

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Let us join in the fun!

Show off your awesome escape room party by posting a review to our Facebook page. Or, you could even tag us on Instagram using our hashtag #lockpaperscissors.

And hey, if you use BoardGameGeek, could you drop us a rating to let us know how you liked it?

However you choose to share your adventure, we'll reward you with a magical 20% discount on your next game, just for being such an awe-inspiring member of the magical guild!

Feeling Stuck? Ask Your Wisp Friend For A Hint...

Feel a little stuck? Don't worry, your helpful little Wisp has a few ideas. Just tap the escape room puzzle you're tackling for some ideas.

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Want To Play Again? Here, Try Another Game At A Discount:

If you liked Frost, you'll LOVE The Lost Mummy - the done-for-you escape room adventure kit that transforms your space into an ancient Egyptian mummy's tomb … complete with puzzling puzzles, mysterious messages, spooky stuff, and ancient organs!

Perfect for kids birthdays and events, or an accessible game suitable for all ages.

(Save $7 with coupon code LETITGO)

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Escape Room Kit Setup Guide

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Your Journey Begins Here

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You're going to prepare a magical quest of epic proportions for your kids. They'll love it!

But don't worry, we'll guide you through every step of the process. You don't even have to know the answers to the puzzles, so you can join in the fun yourself!

Your main job will be to:

Follow These Steps to Set Up the Game:

Step 1: Download and Print the Game

First, you will need to download the Frost.zip game file from your account, or from the download link we've emailed you.

After that, simply open and print the Frost.pdf file. You can choose to print it at home or take it to a professional printing service.

You should print the game on either US Letter-Size, or A4 paper.

While the game works just fine on standard paper, printing on thicker card (preferably 200gsm Satin paper) gives it a more satisfying, ice-magic feel.

How many copies do I print?

This adventure is designed to be played in teams of 4-5 players. This means that you can expand for a larger group just by printing out multiple copies of the game, and have them race each other for the finish! For example, for:

  • 2-4 players = print one copy of the game.
  • 6-10 players = print twice.
  • 11-15 players = print 3 times.
  • 16+ = simply divide the number of players you have by 4 (or 5) using the calculator on your phone.

OPTIONAL: Printing The Bonus Gear

Frost comes bundled with a lot of cool extra stuff you can use to really add an extra level of enchantment to your adventure.

Posters, props, decorations, popcorn cups, and a Facebook event cover for sharing over social can all be found in the 'Props' folder in your game download.

Of course, these are optional extras, but going the extra mile does wonders for creating a truly immersive experience!

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Posters

Open the Posters pdf, found in the Posters folder. You can separate what posters you want to print by typing in the page numbers you want to print, like so:

Alternatively, you can open the 'Editable Posters' PowerPoint file to create your own, customized versions of these posters. Just make sure you export as pdf before you print for the best results (video tutorial here).

How to print selected slides

Wearable Photobooth Props and Extra Decorations

Dressing up with our photobooth props is the quickest way to become a brave princess or dashing adventurer. While the printable decorations included in the game kit make theming your room quick and easy.

You can find them by clicking into the 'Props' folder, and then opening the 'Photo Booth Props' folder. The file is called Photo Booth Props.pdf.

You can print the props on standard paper just fine, but like the game, they look best on 200gsm Satin paper.

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Facebook Cover & Event Description

We've bundled a themed Facebook event cover in there for you so you can share you magical escape room experience with everyone who is coming (who uses physical invitations nowadays anyways?).

If you don't want to go to the bother of writing your own, just copy-paste the event description below and edit the details:

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Crank Up Some Enchanted Frost Background Music

Nothing adds magic like a good ol' fashioned live band of horn blowers, drummers, yodelers and dancers so ask around at the local village who can fill in for the day...

...Or...

Mash the play button on this super enchanted background music playlist on Spotify.

P.s. we know you've heard every Frozen song a million times so we've kept these to a minimum and used the instrumental version. Yes, you can totally thank us now with a review on facebook 🙂

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Step 2: Gather Supplies

Your players will need:

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Pens

Each player will need a pen to write with (have spares on standby... pens get lost...).

If you've decided to print on satin or gloss paper, you'll likely need felt-tip pens or permanent markers instead.

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Tape

Clear sticky-tape will be useful for a couple of the puzzles. However, you don't need to give each person a supply. Just one or two rolls in a central location will suffice.

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Scissors

A number of the puzzles need to be cut out. So each team will need at least one pair of scissors. For younger players, you may want to consider cutting out the puzzles beforehand.

Step 3: Place the Escape Puzzles Around Your Room

Setting up the game is super easy. It can be as simple as just handing your players the game sheets, or as convoluted as transforming a room into a real-life escape room.

Regardless of what approach you take, your setup must achieve three things:

  • Deliver the game sheets to your players
  • Give your players access to the hints page (for when they're stuck).
  • Provide a 'shooting range' for the final snowball showdown.
Check out this epic birthday party for a perfect example of how you can set up the kit as an exciting escape room adventure!
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1. Give each team a room-sized area. You could place each team in a separate room, or just divide them with 'unbreakable pixie string'.

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2. Place the final puzzle in a central location in each room (so they know how many puzzles they're looking for).

While you're there, make sure to theme up the room with a few decorations!

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3. Add theatrics! Hide the rest of the puzzles around the room.

Alternatively, place them in areas that 'make sense'. Such as taping the 'gate' puzzle to a door, or the 'cauldron' puzzle to a kitchen pot.

Wait, Where Can I Find the Answers?

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No worries, all of the answers to every puzzle can be found on the hints page.

Your players can access this page during the game for hints and solutions (don't worry, it'll be obvious whether or not you've got the right answer, so you won't need to open the 'solution' to double-check your answer).

OPTIONAL STEP: Customize Your Adventure

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Frost is designed to be totally thrilling without you needing to touch a thing.

However, for restless tinkerers out there, you can very easily edit the game to be exactly what you need it to be using the Designer's Kit.

Our entire game is built using PowerPoint. That's right, the Designer's Kit is a PowerPoint file. So if you're comfortable handling a Word document, you have all the skills you need to become an epic escape room designer!

Just click on the Designer's Kit folder, inside the game download, then open the Designers Kit.pptx file. For a full guide check out the Mod's page.

How to edit the game:

  1. Open the Designers Kit PowerPoint.
  2. Customize whatever you want using the included artwork or your own. Some great customization ideas include:

    1. Referring to the birthday child by name.
    2. Add the school, or holiday camp, name.
    3. Create puzzles around 'in' jokes or learning outcomes.

  3. Mix and match elements or combine with real-world props, such as padlocks. For example, 2 of the 3 challenges result in a 4 digit code so you can quickly add a combination lock.

OPTIONAL Step: Add Extra Magic With These Extras

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Extend The Printouts

Some of the puzzle answers work great with a combination padlock or bike chain. E.g. one of the puzzles has the answer WOLF. Just confirm the letter based padlock you get can fit or change the puzzle answer using the Designers' Kit.

You can stick this puzzle on a box with a reward or another puzzle inside.

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Posters and Invites

Print as many, or as few of these as you like:

  • Scene Posters: great for setting the mood in each room
  • Victory posters: for group selfies
  • Invites: print or share these directly on Facebook

If you'd like to get inspired check out how this mum transformed their entire house for their kids escape room birthday.

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Get Additional Props

  • Stick the puzzle sheets in piles of fake snow.
  • Add Christmas decorations, trees, and turn the AC waaaay down.
  • Get small dollar-store fairy toys, so each child goes home with a memorable gift.
  • Grab some Frozen, fairy, princess, or 'adventure' wall stickers or other themed props.

Step 4: Begin the Game

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It'll be up to you to 'read them in' to their adventure, so follow this basic script when the kids are ready to start:

  • Explain how escape rooms work. This is a new experience for most kids, and they will work better if they feel like they know what's going on. A good hook is asking if anyone's played a digital escape room game.
  • Read out the story intro in your most magical narrator voice. It's also at the top of the hints page, so you can have it ready on your phone.
  • Let each team choose a team name.
  • Players will enter their answers into the Solutions Card. Each answer will fit exactly into one of the boxes provided to help your crew know when they've got it correct. The answers will have many 'aha' moments because it's very obvious once a puzzle is done. For example, when random letters magically spell Pharoh they'll know they've crushed it.
  • (Optional) Teams can race with the winning team finishing first, or play this 60-minute timer video on your phone.
  • (Optional) If they can't complete the game in time they'll need to drink a gross 'witches brew' in order to buy themselves more time before the memory disappears forever. Then give them a hint to get through. You can make 'witches brew' by blending M&M's, milk & ketchup into a smoothie. It looks gross but tastes ok and kids love this stuff.
  • They will need pens, scissors, glue/tape, and spare paper.
  • Get everyone hyped up and begin the game!

Open the hints page on your phone so you can give your crew the answers, and don't' forget to tap play the Theme Background Music.

How to run the escape game in a classroom or large group:

The best way to run Frost for a classroom, or large party, is a simultaneous race to finish first.

Just print out a copy of the game for every 4-6 players then follow these steps:

  1. Split the larger group into several teams of 4-6 kids that will race to finish first.
  2. Each group can play simultaneously.
  3. Hand out just the first challenge to each team, and get them to come to you with their answers. When they get it correct pass them the next challenge. This helps keep things in order and prevents confusion.
  4. Make a big event out of revealing the winning team since this will be a highlight of the challenge.
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1. Larger groups will need to be squeezed in a bit tighter. Give each team their own space (say, a kitchen table, two tables in a classroom, or the floor behind your couch).

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2. Lay out the puzzle cards in a pile (or maybe a fun pattern, like a snowflake!). Place the pens, scissors and tape within easy reach.

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3. Make sure the players have access to the hints page on their phone (or require them to come to you for a hint)

Want More Adventure?

If you liked Frost, you'll LOVE The Lost Mummy - the done-for-you escape room adventure kit that transforms your space into an ancient Egyptian mummy's tomb … complete with puzzling puzzles, mysterious messages, spooky stuff, and ancient organs!

Perfect for kids birthdays and events, or an accessible game suitable for all ages.

(Save $7 with coupon LETITGO)

It's Time To Unearth An Adventure...

Eva

Exploring Ancient Egypt!

It's where your grandfather, Howard Carter, discovered the remains of the ancient pharaoh Tutankhamun.

But he had a secret.

Something he never told anyone - but you!

He believed there was another tomb connected to the first. A hidden tomb. A Lost Mummy. 

You've spent years preparing - and now it's your chance to find it!

While the boat ride to Egypt took forever, you are finally setting foot on the dusty sand. Ready to unearth this mystery.

How to solve puzzles

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  1. Solving puzzles in this escape room involves making lateral connections between clues or completing tasks, like mazes.
  2. Start where any good explorer would - by looking at the evidence on the puzzle cards. Some are easier to tackle than others, so check them all out to get a feel for how things work.
  3. You have some of your grandfather's old Journals to give you clues along the way. You'll need them so start by folding them together.
  4. Write your answers on the Archaeologist Report. If you're not sure where an answer fits, keep solving other puzzles and use the process of elimination.
  5. Don't worry about knowing when a puzzle is solved. Each puzzle has just one way of solving it and finding the right word answer. The answer is usually a word or sometimes a two-word sentence.
  6. If you're really stuck, you'll find hints further down this page.
  7. You'll be able to find your way out when you've completed the entire thing. Good luck!

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Download the Envy Escape Kit to transform your place into a dark and enigmatic puzzle world.

This 1920's Gatsby style murder mystery game is full of debaucherous luxury and deadly feuds.

It's a harder challenge, perfect for adults and smart teens. Can you and your crew uncover the truth?

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Setup Guide and Tips for large groups.

Breaking News!

Exciting news! We've re-released The Lost Mummy as version 2 with all new artwork, more interesting puzzles, and more engaging gameplay.

If you've already download Version 1 of the game just head over to your Games & Account page to download the new version. We've also emailed a link to anyone who had previously purchased version 1 so you could search your inbox for the email titled "Here's your free escape room kit"

If you would still like to play Version 1 of the game just keep scrolling down for everything you'll need!

The Ground Trembles...

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As an explorer, you have always loved Egypt. It's where your great grandfather, Howard Carter, discovered the remains of the ancient pharaoh Tutankhamen.

On a walk beside the River Nile, you and some friends suddenly feel the ground shift beneath you, sending you all tumbling down a stony shaft into a lost tomb.

Will you find a way out, or will this become your tomb too?

You're the Host

As the host of this event you, or another adult, will prepare everything so the kids can escape.

Your role is like the Game Masters you're used to from other Escape Rooms. Once the game starts you'll do a quick intro, keep things running smoothly, and check answers for each challenge. Don't worry there's a simple 1-page cheat sheet.

The rest of this setup guide will take you through:

  1. Customizing the game (optional).
  2. Printing the kids escape game.
  3. Preparing the puzzle sheets.
  4. Adding extra style.
  5. Tips for classrooms and large parties.

 

 

How to setup The Lost Mummy Escape Room Kit

Customize The Escape Game

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Need inspiration? Check out this teacher's EPIC game modification here

If you plan to play the base game without customization, scroll down to Printing the Game.

However, if you enjoy creating custom puzzles, you can easily edit the game using the Builder's Kit included in the download. This is easier than it sounds since the entire game is built using PowerPoint. In other words, if you're comfortable with editing a Word document you have all the skills you need to become an Escape Room Designer!

Just click on the Designers Guide folder, inside the game download, then open the Designers Guide.pptx file. For a full guide check out the Mod's page.

How to edit the game:

  1. Open the Designers Kit PowerPoint.
  2. Customize whatever you want using the included artwork or your own. Some great customization ideas include:

    1. Referring to the birthday child by name.
    2. Add the school, or holiday camp, name.
    3. Create puzzles around 'in' jokes or learning outcomes.

  3. Mix and match elements or combine with real-world props, such as padlocks. For example, 2 of the 3 challenges result in a 4 digit code so you can quickly add a combination lock.

How to edit the Heist Party escape room kits

Printing The Escape Kit

Open the PDF file Game - The Lost Mummy.pdf and print the escape kit on standard paper. It's sized for US paper sizes but will still print on international paper (A4).

There's no need to use high gloss paper, or professional printing since the gritty style looks almost identical either way. Using thicker paper does add a nice touch, but again it's by no means necessary.

The game is designed for a team of 4-6 players. So, if you have a larger group, just print the kit out several times, and run the game as a competitive team event. For example:

  • 2-6 players = print once.
  • 7-12 players = print twice.
  • 13-18 players = print 3 times.

Download and print your escape kit

Optional Posters and Birthday Party Invites:

The Lost Mummy also includes optional posters, and party invites, to make the experience even more immersive. None of these are required to play the game, but if you want to go the extra mile, it's totally worth it!

To print the posters just open the pdf under Posters folder. You'll most likely only want a few of them, so when you click print type in the slide numbers separated by commas.

How to print selected slides

If you'd like to print the birthday party invites you can find these under the Invitations folder. Open the PowerPoint file and edit whichever invite you like the most.

These are perfectly sized to be printed as normal 4x6 photos (the small photos people always print). To export the final invitation choose File -> Export -> Choose the JPEG file format and Save every slide. This will export all of them as photos, so delete whichever ones you don't want.

From here you can print them as photos by putting them on a USB drive. Alternatively, just share them via Facebook or Instagram.

Setup the Puzzle Sheets

The Lost Mummy requires players to solve 3 major challenges. Start by separating the game into 3 challenge piles, as well as the victory sheets.

Placing each pile of cards in a different room makes for a more immersive experience. However, if you're short on space, just give the kids the first challenge, and when they solve it pass them the puzzle sheets for Challenge 2.

Once of the first sheets in the pack is the Answers and Walkthrough guide, which will be your cheat sheet for guiding the kids through the escape kit.

How to setup The Lost Mummy

Now you're ready to begin the game!

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Follow this basic script when kids arrive:

  • Since this is a new experience for most children, explain how escape rooms work. A good hook is asking if anyone's played a digital escape room app.
  • Show them the intro story video below.
  • Each team should appoint a leader and choose a team name.
  • Each team will face 3 challenges.
  • When a team solves a challenge, the team leader brings the answer to you. If the answer is correct, you will give them the next challenge.
  • (Optional) Teams can race with the winning team finishing first, or play this 60-minute timer video on your phone.
  • (Optional) If they can't complete the game in time they'll need to drink 'mummy juice' from a canopic jar to survive as long as possible. Then give them a hint to get through. You can make 'mummy juice' by blending M&M's, milk & ketchup into a smoothie. It looks gross but tastes ok and kids love this stuff.
  • They will need pens, scissors, glue/tape, and spare paper.
  • Point out the intro story in Challenge 1, and let them know they can begin!

During the game, refer to the 'Answers and Walkthrough' sheet, that's part of the printout.

Bonus: Add authentic Egyptian style with these optional extras

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Add combination padlocks

Some of the solutions have been designed as 4 digit codes, so you can easily add combination padlocks to the game. To do this:

  • Place the next challenge's puzzles sheets in a box or container.
  • Seal it with a padlock and set it to one of the combinations below.

Long Lost Chamber: 3245

Which way Out: 1232

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Posters and Invites

Print as many, or as few of these as you like:

  • Scene Posters: great for setting the mood in each room
  • Victory posters: for group selfies
  • Invites: print or share these directly on Facebook
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Get Additional Props

How to run the escape game in a classroom or large group:

The best way to run The Lost Mummy for a classroom, or large party, is a simultaneous race to finish first.

Just print out a copy of the game for every 4-6 players then follow these steps:

  1. Split the larger group into several teams of 4-6 kids that will race to finish first.
  2. Each group can play simultaneously.
  3. Hand out just the first challenge to each team, and get them to come to you with their answers. When they get it correct pass them the next challenge. This helps keep things in order and prevents confusion.
  4. Make a big event out of revealing the winning team since this will be a highlight of the challenge.

Want More Adventure?

Try Rebel RevoltA Treasonous Escape Room Kit That Transforms Your Home Into A Daring Adventure.

It's an easier challenge that's perfect for casual puzzle masters, or teen parties.

(Save $7 with coupon IFOUNDIT)

It's Time To Unearth An Adventure...

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Eva

Exploring Ancient Egypt!

It's where your grandfather, Howard Carter, discovered the remains of the ancient pharaoh Tutankhamun.

But he had a secret.

Something he never told anyone - but you!

He believed there was another tomb connected to the first. A hidden tomb. A Lost Mummy. 

You've spent years preparing - and now it's your chance to find it!

While the boat ride to Egypt took forever, you are finally setting foot on the dusty sand. Ready to unearth this mystery.

How to solve puzzles

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  1. Solving puzzles in this escape room involves making lateral connections between clues or completing tasks, like mazes.
  2. Start where any good explorer would - by looking at the evidence on the puzzle cards. Some are easier to tackle than others, so check them all out to get a feel for how things work.
  3. You have some of your grandfather's old Journals to give you clues along the way. You'll need them so start by folding them together.
  4. Write your answers on the Archaeologist Report. If you're not sure where an answer fits, keep solving other puzzles and use the process of elimination.
  5. Don't worry about knowing when a puzzle is solved. Each puzzle has just one way of solving it and finding the right word answer. The answer is usually a word or sometimes a two-word sentence.
  6. If you're really stuck, you'll find hints further down this page.
  7. You'll be able to find your way out when you've completed the entire thing. Good luck!

Wait! Remember to Snap a Selfie!

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Let us join in the fun!

Show off your awesome escape room party by posting a review to our Facebook page. Or, you could even tag us on Instagram using our hashtag #lockpaperscissors.

And hey, if you use BoardGameGeek, could you drop us a rating to let us know how you liked it?

However you choose to share your adventure, we'll reward you with a magical 20% discount on your next game, just for being such an awe-inspiring member of the magical guild!

Hints from Howard Carter

Having trouble solving a puzzle? Check these extra hints from your Grandfather, Howard Carter.

Howard Carter's diary
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Translation puzzle hint
Hieroglyph wall puzzle
Ammut puzzle hint
Pyramid challenge hint
Obelisk puzzle
Rosetta stone escape puzzle
Archeological mission card
Marker kids escape room puzzle

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Ready for another quest? Download the Frost Escape Kit and watch your family fun snowball.

This magical team adventure whisks you away on an enchanted journey filled with playful animals, mystical secrets, and a jovial Faire.

It's perfect for 10-12-year-old kid's parties, and unforgettable family memories.

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A little party killed somebody...

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Invitation letter

The illustrious Carnegie family are hosting a giant party of frivolity, laughter and a few spiked drinks. From Gatsby to Governors, everyone's invited for the riotous affair.

Unfortunately, the bloodied dead body suggests there are one too many guests. Was it a jealous lover? Or filthy blackmail? Or plain old fashioned Envy?

This is the bloody 1920's at it's worst.

How to solve puzzles

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  1. Solving puzzles in this escape room involves making lateral connections between clues or completing tasks, like mazes.
  2. Start where any good investigator would - by looking at the evidence on the puzzle sheets. Some are easier to tackle than others, so check them all out to get a feel for how things work. You'll find hints further down this page if you're stuck.
  3. Write your answers on the Police Report chart. If you're not sure where an answer fits, keep solving other puzzles and use the process of elimination.
  4. Don't worry about knowing when a puzzle is solved. Each puzzle has just one way of solving it and finding the right word answer. The answer is usually a word or sometimes a two word sentence.
  5. As you complete the Police Report, a single letter from each puzzle answer will combine on the Conclusion section of the report to form a final sentence.

Wait! Remember to Snap a Selfie!

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Let us join in the fun!

Show off your awesome escape room party by posting a review to our Facebook page. Or, you could even tag us on Instagram using our hashtag #lockpaperscissors.

And hey, if you use BoardGameGeek, could you drop us a rating to let us know how you liked it?

However you choose to share your adventure, we'll reward you with a magical 20% discount on your next game, just for being such an awe-inspiring member of the magical guild!

Hints from Captain Farthing

Having trouble solving a puzzle? Try asking Captain Farthing using the latest contraption the department has to offer - the Phonogram.

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Typewriter
Treasure
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Makeup
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Cocktail

Want More Adventure? Grab another escape party kit:

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It's a harder challenge, perfect for competing against your friends to become the ultimate survivor!

(Save $7 with coupon code WEROARED)

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Setup Guide

Let's Get This Party Started Old Sport

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Invitation letter

You're about to transform your place into The Carnegie Mansion and throw a party that'll make even ol' Gatsby proud.

As the host of this event, you will prepare the game before everyone arrives. Don't worry, there are no spoilers so you'll get to enjoy every treacherous moment with your friends.

Here's what we'll cover:

  1. Customizing the escape game (optional).
  2. Printing the escape kit.
  3. Setting up the puzzle sheets and props.
  4. What to do when players arrive.

1. Customize The Escape Game

(Optional)

Need inspiration? Check out how this teacher modified the Lost Mummy and created a thrilling new escape room game!

Just want to get playing and skip customizing? No worries just keep scrolling to the next section - Printing the Game.

However, if you'd like to dab your hand at making your own DIY escape room you can edit easily edit the game using the Builder's Kit included in the download.

It's jolly simple really. The entire game is built using MS PowerPoint, so if you're comfortable editing a Word document you have all the skills you need to become an Escape Room Designer!

How to install the Envy fonts

Start By Installing The Fonts

You'll need to install two fonts onto your computer to edit the game. Don't worry Old Sport, this is super simple.

In your game download, open the folder Designer's Kit -> Fonts. Inside you'll find two folders:

  1. Gatsby Font -> double click the file ParkLaneNF.ttf file and then click the Ok button to install it.
  2. Handwriting Font -> double click the ReenieBeanie.ttf file and then click the Ok button to install it.
Editing the DIY escape kit

Next, Edit The Game

Just click on the Designers Guide folder inside the game download. Then open the Designers Guide.pptx file. From here you can click and drag items around, add text boxes, sort things, and even create totally new puzzles from scratch.

For example, using a real-world combination lock that has 5 letters. This would work for any puzzle answer that has a 5 letter word as the answer.

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Lastly, Export The DIY Escape Game

The easiest way to print the game is to use PowerPoint's Export feature. It's like printing only better. Click File -> Export -> Choose pdf file format & save Every slide.

You'll now have a super simple pdf that can print anywhere.

After more details on editing? Check out our Mods Guide for a full breakdown.

Print Your DIY Escape Kit

Open the PDF file Game - Envy.pdf and print the escape kit on standard paper. It's sized for US paper sizes but will still print on international paper (A4).

There's no need to use high-gloss paper or professional printing, however, you'll get the best results by printing at an office store and asking for "200 GSM Satin paper", which gives the game a sturdy authentic feel and a nice sheen.

The game is designed for teams of 2-4 players.

If you have a larger group, though, don't despair!  Just print the kit out several times and run the game as a competitive team event.

For example:

  • 2-4 players = print one copy.
  • 5-8 players = print two copies.
  • 9-12 players = print three copies.
  • 16 players = print 4 copies
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(Optional) Themed Party Posters

The Envy escape kit also includes optional posters and party invites to make the experience even more immersive. None of these are required to play the game, but if you want to go the extra mile, it's totally worth it!

To print the posters just open the folder Props->Posters and the double click the file Posters.pdf. You'll most likely only want a few of them, so when you click print, type in the page numbers separated by commas.

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(Optional) Photo Booth Props

The Envy escape kit also includes optional posters and party invites to make the experience even more immersive. None of these are required to play the game, but if you want to go the extra mile, it's totally worth it!

To print the posters just open the folder Props->Posters and the double click the file Posters.pdf. You'll most likely only want a few of them, so when you click print, type in the page numbers separated by commas.

Setup the Puzzle Sheets & Props

Envy requires players to solve 10 challenges and combine the results into a Police Report, revealing the culprit.

Simple 5 Minute Setup:

  • Place all the puzzle cards in the middle of a table.
  • You can solve them in the printed order or tackle them randomly, up to you and your party.
  • Grab some scissors, blank paper, and pens (permanent markers write best on the full-color sheets).
  • Start solving!

How To Make It More Enigmatic

Place the puzzle sheets in logical places around your room. For example, place the typewriter puzzle on top of a desk against the wall, the torn-up paper puzzle in a bin that's been knocked over, and the cocktail puzzle among a coffee table full of martini glasses.

Get The Props Ready For Photos

Cut out the photo booth props and place make a 'photo station' out of them. You can go all out and tape skewers to make them easier to hold, or double-sided tape on the back of the props so players can wear them while playing the game. The moustaches work best for this crazy affair.

Music playlist

Play The Gatsby Background Music

Nothing gets the party started like swinging backbeats crafted for the bloody roaring twenties. Don't worry, there's nothing stodgy here, just pure debauchery and good vibes.

Open this Spotify playlist on your phone and test to make sure it plays. There's enough juice here for about half an hour of background music before the game starts and a full hour during the game.

When Your Guests Arrive

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Welcome players and set the scene:

  • What's going on: Explain how escape rooms work, since they're still a new experience for most players. A good 'hook' is asking if anyone's played a digital escape room app.
  • How to solve puzzles: Explain that there are 10 challenges to solve, with the answers being written onto the Police Report to uncover the final word combination.
  • If playing with teams: Appoint a team leader. Teams race to finish first. Deduct 5 minutes for every hint used.

Ready to play? Then bring your wits, streets smarts, and luxurious elegance and let's get this party started!

Don't forget, if you'd like a hint during the game you can ask Captain Farthing using your Phonogram on the Hints page.

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"A night of velvet gloves, blood-stained."

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Case File

Great. You've all arrived.

Play this video on a phone to the crew before starting your investigation.

How to solve puzzles.

  1. Solving puzzles in this escape room involves making lateral connections between clues or completing tasks like mazes.
  2. Start where any good investigator would - by looking at the evidence on the puzzle sheets. Some are easier to tackle than others, so try these to get a feel for how things work.
  3. Write your answers on the Mr. George's Obsessions chart. If you're not sure where an answer fits, keep solving other puzzles and use process of elimination. Agent Starr has left you an example.
  4. Don't worry about knowing when a puzzle is solved - trust me it's super obvious.
  5. Once you've completed the obsession map, fill out the colored circles on the safe to see if you've got the correct passcode. If you do, turn over the Stop cover sheet to confirm ...
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If you've been hacking away at a puzzle for a while, tap one of the hints below its picture. The 1st hint is quite subtle, and the last is the full solution.

Story and Mission

Play this video to the group before you start the game.

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How to solve puzzles

All the puzzles involve making lateral connections between several clue cards. For example, one clue card could contain a cipher/code and another the key to solving it. By using some pen and paper, you can decode the message.

Don't worry about knowing when a puzzle is solved - trust me it's super obvious. Sometimes this is because you're directed to a website where you enter a password, and it works. Other times, you'll get a piece of information that connects to another clue.

If you get stuck, click on the hint for the puzzle you're working on for a little help.

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Case File & Hints

Great. You've all arrived.

Play this video for your crew on a computer monitor, television, or phone before starting your investigation.

How to solve puzzles

  1. Solving puzzles in this escape room involves making lateral connections between clues or completing tasks, like mazes.
  2. Start where any good investigator would - by looking at the evidence on the puzzle sheets. Some are easier to tackle than others, so check them all out to get a feel for how things work. You'll find hints further down this page if you're stuck.
  3. Write your answers on the Mr. George's Obsessions chart. If you're not sure where an answer fits, keep solving other puzzles and use process of elimination. Agent Starr has left you an example.
  4. Don't worry about knowing when a puzzle is solved. Trust me it's super obvious.
  5. Once you've completed the obsession map, fill out the colored circles on the safe to see if you've got the correct passcode. If you do, turn over the Stop cover sheet to confirm ...
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Hints

You'll never be stuck.

Every puzzle has plenty of hints, including the full solution.

Find the puzzle you're stuck on below.

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