Captain Maxwell’s Shipwrecked

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Captain Maxwell's Shipwrecked

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The Chicago team took a road trip up to Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, near Milwaukee. The location was easy to find, had shops and restaurants nearby, and there was ample parking. The lobby had plenty of comfortable couches, brain teasers, and games to play with while we waited. In addition, they had refreshments for sale, multiple bathrooms, a party room, and incredibly welcoming and friendly staff. The briefing was done by the game master in the hallway outside of the room or the party room, depending on space.

Captain Maxwell’s Shipwrecked truly looked like what you would see on a ship—high quality decorations that fit the theme. Great use of props and lighting allowed for easy immersion into the story and truly feeling like we were part of that era. We were very pleased with the set of this room and couldn’t wait to see everything.

The puzzles were varied in difficulty, but many were quite challenging and really made us think. The clues weren’t always obvious, and some even had a few tricks. This was great for giving us a level of difficulty we don’t often see, but could be too much for newer players. There were many locks throughout this room, but they had a logical and reasonable flow that allowed us to move through the game without too much guessing.

Overall, we really enjoyed this game and liked feeling the pressure of the time constraint. We really weren’t sure if we were going to get out of this one. We think this would be a great room for experienced players and bigger groups, but newer players might find it just a bit too challenging.


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