Just like viewers of The Shining watched in horror as madman Jack Torrance broke his way through an axe-split door 40 years ago, fans of suspense and escape rooms can now face the dread of having to flee from insanity with the most unsettling addition to The Op’s line of puzzle games yet! The Shining: Escape from the Overlook Hotel – a Coded Chronicles® Game puts players in the middle of unpredictable twists and turns to find a way out to save their own lives—and it’s available now!
Created by game designers Jay Cormier and Sen-Foong Lim (Junk Art, D&D: Rock, Paper, Wizard) and featuring graphics by digital artist Rob Lundy (Dungeon Roll, Eminent Domain), the Coded Chronicles® games are a series of at-home escape room-style activities that integrate iconic franchises into a unique storyline mechanic that reveals codes, which players then use to cooperatively unlock different parts of the board. As the second franchise to join the heavily thematic line, The Shining: Escape from the Overlook Hotel urges players to work together in order to overcome the haunted resort’s dangers, and its homicidal caretaker Jack, who loses his mind to the lodge’s supernatural powers.
Playing as Wendy and Danny, one or more players have the opportunity to interact with the Overlook Hotel as they look, use, and “shine” objects and reveal obscured information that will allow them to advance. This edge-of-your seat challenge dares you to withstand up to two hours of crucial cooperation and problem-solving! Only by piecing things together correctly are the right tools provided to advance, immersing solvers in the nail-biting feeling of an escape room… except with no time limit, and in the safety of their own homes.
The Shining: Escape from the Overlook Hotel includes 4 narrative Journals, 4 Room Tiles, 44 Clue Cards, 11 Secret Envelopes, 1 “Act 2” Envelope, 2 Character Standees, and 1 Hotel Guest Guide. Take home the challenge for 1 or more players, ages 17 and up, for $29.99 from your local game store or here in The Op’s online shop, where, you can also find The Op’s Coded Chronicles premier title, Scooby Doo: Escape from the Haunted Mansion, where families and friends can play as Mystery Inc. to figure out what happened to Lady Fairmont!
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Stay tuned to our website to also catch an Artist Spotlight detailing illustrator Rob Lundy’s making of the game’s look and feel. Have you escaped the one-of-a-kind Coded Chronicles game experience and lived to tell the tale? Say “Heeeeere’s Johnny” to victory and tag @theopgames and #theopgames in your posts for a chance to be featured on our Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter!
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