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:
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Plus, your game kit comes with a pack of swanky printable photo booth props. This is a totally optional add-on, but it adds a refined level of silly, stylish fun that everyone will love!
To print the props just open the folder Props->Photo Booth Props and then double click the file Photo Booth Props.pdf. Each page has a 'classic' and a 'corrupted' version, so you can mix-and-match for a most treacherous affair...
Envy requires players to solve 10 challenges and combine the results into a Police Report, revealing the culprit.
Welcome players and set the scene: