By Scott Schweinfurth
Name of game: Exit Games: The Abandoned Cabin
Type of game: Puzzle
“After your car breaks down, you are looking for shelter for the night. Luckily, you find an abandoned cabin in the woods near the road. But the next morning, the door is locked! Iron bars on the windows prevent you from escaping. You discover a book and a strange disk … ”
The Abandoned Cabin is another in the Kosmos line of escape games you can play at home. By using the different decks of cards and the booklet provided, you will work your way through the game and (hopefully) “escape”.
This was the second Exit game I played and this one was listed as having a higher difficulty than the first. The first major change was that with my first game I was only allowed to turn the pages in the booklet when I solved the puzzle on them, but with The Abandoned Cabin, I had free reign of the entire book right from the beginning. This did take a few minutes to realize (I’m honestly not sure I sat there staring at the first 2 pages and trying to figure out what the puzzle even was!) but, after that discovery, it was full steam ahead. I would definitely agree that this was tougher, but it also missed one of the more fun things I enjoyed about The Sunken Treasure game. There was that one awesome puzzle that I really enjoyed and, unfortunately, The Abandoned Cabin didn’t have a similar experience. At the same time, the game never mislead me with what language we were using, so we’ll call it a wash.
Overall, The Abandoned Cabin was a fun experience, but still not quite the same as some of the other “Escape Game in a box” games that I’ve played.
So overall, I would rate this game 4 out of 5 hands.