You're going to prepare a magical quest of epic proportions for your kids. They'll love it!
Your main job will be to:
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.
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:
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 'Des accessoires' folder in your game download.
Of course, these are optional extras, but going the extra mile does wonders for creating a truly immersive experience!
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 ici).Separate slide numbers with commas.
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 'Des accessoires' 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.
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:Themed Facebook Event Description Expand
Copy-Paste this into your Facebook event and change anything in CAPITALS to match. The core details such as your address and date/time can be added directly to the Facebook event.
To celebrate EVA'S 12TH birthday we're transforming our place into a magical escape room adventure. The kids will compete to see who can complete the trials of the Winter Faire first.
What to bring?
Cold, innocent ice-magic is the theme of this party. So bring a little snack that reminds you of winter, Christmas, or magic.
What to wear?
We're going to the Winter Faire in a world of happy fairies and friendly animals - so let your imagination run wild! Cloaks, capes, velvet gloves and the jewels of winter princesses are strongly recommended. Have fun with it!
We'd love a few parents to help support teams where needed so we'd love you to theme up and stay for the party
This year we're going with ADD YOUR PRESENTS OPTION HERE OR DELETE
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...
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 ?
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.
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.
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.
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:
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'.
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!
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.
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).Get hints
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!
Cliquez simplement sur le dossier Kit de conception 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:
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.
Print as many, or as few of these as you like:
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:
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.
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. 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).
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.
3. Make sure the players have access to the hints page on their phone (or require them to come to you for a hint)