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#Unboxing The Shining: Escape from the Overlook Hotel, a Coded Chronicles escape room in a box

The second escape room in a box style game using the Coded Chronicles system is The Shining: Escape from the Overlook Hotel. This is a puzzle-based game from The Op based on the famous Stephen King horror story. 


Escape from the Overlook Hotel can be played by one or more players and is split into two parts with a way to save your game when you are halfway through.

Disclosure: The Op provided me with a pre-release copy of The Shining to review. 


What you get with The Shining: Escape from the Overlook Hotel 

From the publisher:

The Shining: Escape from the Overlook Hotel puts one or more players in the roles of unhinged writer Jack Torrance’s wife and son, Wendy and Danny, who must work together and find a way out of the mysterious resort!

Driven by the “Coded Chronicles” mechanism, which requires you to unlock clues and solve puzzles for unique storytelling codes, the game allows you to use psychic abilities like “the shining” to get through more than two challenging hours of escaping the threat of homicidal Jack and the paranormal hotel itself! Since every Coded Chronicles game is enriched with thematic details and objectives, escaping captivity makes this edition’s difficulty level as hard as a dizzying hedge maze (minus the time limit)!

Players can anticipate being engaged with every unpredictable turn, thanks to Wendy and Danny’s heightened abilities, which allow their characters to investigate with double the intuition as characters from the previous Coded Chronicles game, Scooby-Doo: Escape from the Haunted Mansion. Use Wendy’s skill of looking and using surrounding objects to get a better hold of helpful items or tap Danny’s supernatural “Shining” to reveal hidden clues.


The Shining: Escape from the Overlook Hotel is the second game in the Coded Chronicles system. We loved the first Scooby-Doo! themed game in this series which you can read all about in our Scooby-Doo! Escape from the Haunted Mansion review


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