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QUE60901

Escape: The Curse of the Temple

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Reviewed by Andrew C., from United Kingdom
I recommend this product
Rated 4 out of 5
Review posted

Panic at the temple!

Very fast paced cooperative game. Players roll dice as fast they can to enter rooms, collect gems, and undo curses. Try not to strand your friends in the collapsing temple as you rush to the exit!

It's a lot of fun, but it's much more focused on excitement than depth. A highly entertaining fast paced party game.

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Reviewed by Rory E., from United Kingdom
I recommend this product
Rated 4 out of 5
Review posted

Fun game for a warmup

This game is great as a warm up for a longer gaming session. The time limiting mechanic means that it doesn't ever over run, and both setup and clear up are easy. The curses and treasures are a neat little add on that means the game doesn't get old.

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Reviewed by Laura F., from United Kingdom
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Rated 5 out of 5
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Epic game for all ages

Epic game for all ages

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Reviewed by Joshua M., from United Kingdom
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Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

Great game & service

Have played this game before and wanted to get it for a present. Very impressed with the price and arrival time and condition! Will definitely use the site again!

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Reviewed by Jodie M., from United Kingdom
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Rated 4 out of 5
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Super fast paced fun!

We played this game in store a couple of times and then santa brought it for Christmas, hurrah! The aim of the game is to gather enough gems to escape from the temple, which you do by rolling dice. There's no turn taking, it's cooperative and everyone is rolling their dice simultaneously and continously which makes it very hectic and noisy, but absolutely brilliant fun. The game runs with a CD soundtrac meaning playtime is strictly limited to 10 minutes. Helpful if you're trying to squeeze in 'one last quick game'!

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Escape: The Curse of the Temple is a cooperative game in which players must escape (yes...) from a temple (yes...) which is cursed (yes...) before the temple collapses and kills one or more explorers, thereby causing everyone to lose.

The initial game board consists of a row of three square tiles, each showing a combination of two symbols, say, two green adventurers or one green adventurer and one blue key in one corner of the tile. All of the explorers start in the center tile – the safe room – and each player starts with a hand of five dice. Each die has five symbols:

  • A cursed mask – this die is set aside when rolled.
  • A golden mask – each such symbol counteracts two cursed masks, either your own or those of another explorer in the same room.
  • A red torch or blue key – these are used to enter rooms, access treasure, or activate gems.
  • A green adventurer, which appears twice on the die – you need these to move from room to room, and to activate some gems.

Escape is played in real-time, with all players rolling dice and taking actions simultaneously. You must roll the right symbols to enter a room, and if you're at an open doorway, you can roll to reveal the next tile in the stack and add it to that doorway. Some rooms contain combinations of red and blue symbols, and if you (possibly working with other players in the same room) roll enough red or blue symbols, you "discover" magic gems, moving them from a separate gem depot onto that tile.

The real-time aspect is enforced by a soundtrack to be played during the game. At certain points, a countdown starts, and if players aren't back in the safe room when time is up, they lose one of their dice.

Once the exit tile is revealed, players can attempt to escape the temple by moving to that tile, then rolling a number of blue dice equal to the magic gems that haven't been removed from the gem depot. Thus, the more gems you find, the easier it is to escape the temple. When a player escapes, he gives one die to a player of his choice. If all players escape before the third countdown, everyone wins; if not, everyone loses, no matter how many players did escape.

Escape: The Curse of the Temple includes two expansion modules that can be used individually or together. With the "Treasures" module, some rooms contain treasure, and when you reveal such a room, you place a face-down treasure chest on the tile. Roll the symbols on that chest tile, and you claim the treasure for use later: a key lets you teleport anywhere, a path lets you connect two rooms that otherwise have no door between them, and a medic kit heals all players instantly (putting black dice back into play). With the "Curses" module, some tiles "curse" players by forcing them to place one hand on their head, keep mute during play, or otherwise do what you wouldn't want to do while escaping a temple!

 

   1 - 5 Players  |  10 minutes  |  Ages 8+

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average rating 4.5 out of 5
Based on 6 reviews
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Reviewed by Andrew C., from United Kingdom
I recommend this product
Rated 4 out of 5
Review posted

Panic at the temple!

Very fast paced cooperative game. Players roll dice as fast they can to enter rooms, collect gems, and undo curses. Try not to strand your friends in the collapsing temple as you rush to the exit!

It's a lot of fun, but it's much more focused on excitement than depth. A highly entertaining fast paced party game.

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Reviewed by Rory E., from United Kingdom
I recommend this product
Rated 4 out of 5
Review posted

Fun game for a warmup

This game is great as a warm up for a longer gaming session. The time limiting mechanic means that it doesn't ever over run, and both setup and clear up are easy. The curses and treasures are a neat little add on that means the game doesn't get old.

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Reviewed by Laura F., from United Kingdom
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Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

Epic game for all ages

Epic game for all ages

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Reviewed by Joshua M., from United Kingdom
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Rated 5 out of 5
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Great game & service

Have played this game before and wanted to get it for a present. Very impressed with the price and arrival time and condition! Will definitely use the site again!

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Reviewed by Jodie M., from United Kingdom
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Rated 4 out of 5
Review posted

Super fast paced fun!

We played this game in store a couple of times and then santa brought it for Christmas, hurrah! The aim of the game is to gather enough gems to escape from the temple, which you do by rolling dice. There's no turn taking, it's cooperative and everyone is rolling their dice simultaneously and continously which makes it very hectic and noisy, but absolutely brilliant fun. The game runs with a CD soundtrac meaning playtime is strictly limited to 10 minutes. Helpful if you're trying to squeeze in 'one last quick game'!

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Postage is worked out by spend and delivery type. These options are listed below. There is also the option to collect your online order at our café, no delivery charge is made.  

Important note on shipping times: none of the below shipping times are guaranteed. From time to time unforeseen problems that are outside of our control can lead to postal delays. We do not accept responsibility for this these and will not refund shipping fees in these circumstance. If it is imperative that your order must reach reach you the next working day please contact us so that we can quote for a guaranteed next day postal service.

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