Mystery-solving excitement is in the air, and we don’t mean figuring out which family member is hogging all the wi-fi. The lovable clue sniffer Scooby-Doo and his adventure-seeking friends Mystery Incorporated are hot on the trail of all things paranormal, and the chance to tap your inner detective has arrived with Scooby-Doo: Escape from the Haunted Mansion!
Take home the first release from the Coded Chronicles™ series today and turn the family room into an escape room! Scooby-Doo: Escape from the Haunted Mansion is a new, cooperative board game in which players must unlock clues and solve puzzles using a special code-revealing mechanic.
In this colorfully illustrated and complex story, bizarre happenings lead Mystery Inc. into a spooky estate haunted by the ghost of Lady Fairmont! Progress through unlockable parts of the mansion and crack over 50 codes using five narrative booklets that put you in their shoes (and paws). Take turns reading and explore each role or assign characters and do your best impressions! With all five characters’ special abilities combined, the entire gang is equipped to get the answers you’re looking for!
- Smell as Scooby, the canine with a keen nose for clues
- Eat as Shaggy with an appetite for hearty clues
- Research as Velma, the curious bookworm
- Investigate with Fred as he points out notable details
- Use objects to take actions with Daphne’s dexterity
As fans of the Hanna Barbera franchise that’s been charming cartoon lovers for over 50 years, Coded Chronicles designers Jay Cormier and Sen-Foong Lim (D&D: Rock Paper Wizard, MIND MGMT: The Psychic Espionage Game) created a fun and thematic experience by ensuring every personality played an important part in the game. When asked about writing the storylines, Sen mused, “We had a great time writing dialog for when Shaggy tries to eat everything in sight!”
Typical play time lasts 100+ minutes, so players can split it up into two hour-long sessions or go for an enthralling night of head-scratching and a-ha! moments. One thing for certain is, without a time constraint to finish the game, there’s no limit on fun (and no one has to say “Ruh-roh!” when it’s time to wrap up)!
The game contains over 90 components that layout all the interlinked brain teasers, which can all be repackaged for the next intrigued mansion guests to reach the end of the story on their own! So be careful not to spoil it for the next party, as hard as it is not to celebrate your discoveries. To learn more about the Coded Chronicles™ mechanic, take a fresh look at our previous announcement for the line.
Scooby-Doo: Escape from the Haunted Mansion is for 1 or more players, ages 8 and up. Get it for $29.99 from your favorite local game store, or shop The Op where you can get this and other Scooby-Doo games like MONOPOLY®, CLUE®, and puzzles delivered to your door! Jinkies!
Keep the entertainment rolling like the Mystery Machine by owning the digital release of Scoob! available now from Warner Bros. Pictures, and enjoy the heartwarming story of how the puzzle-solving pup found his best friend and partners-in-crime. Get the whole family involved and share your spirit with us on our Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter pages using the hashtag #ScoobyCodedChronicles or tag @theopgames to be featured!
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