Kidnapped in Fortune City
01 July 2023
4.5 out of 5.0 stars
I haven’t tackled a boxed escape game in a long while, but that doesn’t mean that I don’t still love these little gems that got me through lockdown. I still have a stack of them waiting to be played, and when @wanderlustlynseyjane dropped by my flat, we took the opportunity to try one out.
Kidnapped in Fortune City is an Exit game by Kosmos. In a small old west style city, the sheriff has been kidnapped and we are tasked with finding out who the culprit was to free the sheriff from the house where they are being held against their will.
This is a medium-difficulty game and comes with a lot of the tricks and clever puzzles I’m used to from Exit games. Throughout the game, we had to keep track of all the suspects and their whereabouts, excluding them as we went along. This was done through many different little games in which we found out details about the suspects and their residences, filling out a small map and calculating who had the time to kidnap the sheriff at the time they were taken.
I loved how easily this game flowed, keeping us fully engaged and enthusiastically working through the list of possible culprits, figuring out who lived where and what they were doing on the day in question.
We finished the game in 64.49 minutes without any clues and had a lot of fun along the way. Lynsey was especially impressed with how clever a lot of the puzzles were put together. This was definitely one of the most easy-flowing Exit games I’ve played so far. Not as difficult as I expected, but I’ve played many of these by now, so it’s not that easy to surprise me anymore.
Still, this one was so much fun!