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Escape Hunt Play at Home: A Curious Tea Party

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Published February 13th 2021
Review of Alice In Wonderland themed online puzzle game
Full of iconic locations and characters, the latest puzzle game from Escape Hunt is based on the fantastical world of Alice in Wonderland.

Curious Tea Party, Escape Hunt, review
A Curious Tea Party is the latest Escape Hunt game

A Curious Tea Party is an exciting themed game with escape room style conundrums, that allows you to venture down a rabbit hole of puzzles to forget about everything for an hour.

It's a play at home version that you print out and do in your own time. Suitable for children aged eight and over and with between two to six players, it gives you the flexibility to play it as a family, couple or with flatmates.

In lockdown style, you can even play A Curious Tea Party over video chat as long as all the players have a colour printer at their disposal. It's the next best thing until the Escape Hunt locations across Birmingham are allowed to reopen.

Curious Tea Party, Escape Hunt, review
Visually fun featuring iconic characters

The puzzles get curiouser and curiouser as you track your way around a map of Wonderland to solve riddles while meeting various renowned characters like The Mad Hatter and Tweedle Dum and Tweedle Dee.

The premise is that the Queen of Hearts is holding a tea party at the Royal Castle and you are helping to get the invitations delivered as the rabbit is finding it hard to find anyone.

Pitted against the hour deadline, the time is ticking and you don't want to be late.

Curious Tea Party, Escape Hunt, review
Alice in Wonderland fans will particularly enjoy this game

Visually, it's one of the most fun Escape Hunt games I have played so far among its wide range of play at home options. It's well thought out and has a mid to high level of difficulty that makes it more interesting. For 14.99, it's good value for money too.

Tailored to various types of logic, there is a crossword puzzle, along with a jigsaw, anagrams and even some that require a mirror.

Tracking your way around the map to places invented by the imagination of Lewis Carroll feels special and memorable too.

The story fits with what we all know and love about Alice in Wonderland and the artistic drawings have a vintage charm about them.

Curious Tea Party, Escape Hunt, review
Scissors, a printer and mirror are the only extras you need

This is the latest adventure game from Escape Hunt to play at home since COVID-19 led to a series of lockdowns. Reviews of other games on Weekend Notes include for Murder At The Mansion, Doctor Who The Hollow Planet and also The Treasure of the Aztecs, which you can read here.

A Curious Tea Party is a 1 hour experience suitable for 2 to 6 players aged 8 . Downloads cost 14.99 per game and can be purchased at the Escape Hunt website here.
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Why? Escape Game to play at home during lockdown
When: Anytime - print and play at home
Phone: 0121 233 3023
Where: Online from your home
Cost: 14.99
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