The Case of the Honeycomb Sting

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The Case of the Honeycomb Sting

  • Played August 2021

  • 12-15 minutes
  • 1-4 players
  • £5.50

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The Case of the Honeycomb Sting is a fun little time-killer that comes printed on the wrapper of a bar of delicious milk chocolate. By no means should you buy it expecting a full escape room experience, but it’s a fun quick fix of puzzles and chocolate that should take around 12-15 minutes to complete. It’s similar in style to a puzzle postcard, except that in this case it comes with a bonus bar of chocolate!

The components were fine for what they were. The puzzles were printed on the outside of the nicely printed and decorated box, which was sturdy enough cardboard, although it can be ripped so be careful opening it. The chocolate itself is delicious milk chocolate and more than met the mark in the opinion of these reviewers.

Given the limited space, we were glad to see there were some story elements. These included definite goals, and a logical flow, centred around a simple but good concept: whodunit? Compared to the genre as a whole, it was’t particularly immersive, but for what it was, it was good. Again, comparing it to a postcard puzzle, we found this more fun and immersive than most.

As they are the focus of the game, we were glad to see the puzzles were top-notch. They increased in intensity as we progressed, starting off easy and giving us some momentum to keep going. They were approachable and engaging and gave our team a good challenge as we got to the end.

Overall we had a lot of fun playing this game. It was a fun, inclusive experience for our team of four, and we were all engaged throughout. You could play it as a team and focus on one puzzle at a time, or split up and each take different puzzles, or even play it solo. It could be a great experience either while sitting in a waiting room or hanging out with friends. In short, a very satisfying way to pass the time. Plus, chocolate! 🍫😋

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