We actually started this one on New Year's Eve with my parents and then finished it later in the afternoon on New Year's Day. I talked about the first game in the Exit series I played last week and we liked this one even better. The Enchanted Forest is a fairy tale themed game with lots of clever, interactive puzzles. It doesn't feel like a traditional room escape game but that's not bad. Rather than looking for hidden objects, finding keys, etc, you're essentially solving a puzzle at each step. We actually made paper snowflakes, used a translucent leaf as a decoder, arranged little cardboard furniture cutouts, and built a bridge to find our way out of the woods. Technically these are one time play games (they involve a lot of cutting) but for the price of around $10-$15 dollars that might be worth it for around 2 hours of entertainment for your family. This one was quite nice and is definitely recommended if you have kids. The puzzles are mostly clever and logical and most of the time if we missed something we realized our mistake once we used a hit.
Just a bit more after the break today....
Let's take a quick look at the most popular reviews and articles of the week. They didn't change much this week, did they?
Luke Skywalker (Jedi Knight) from Star Wars: The Black Series is a review from a year ago that jumped back on the list and is holding the high ground for it's third week. Gee, I wonder what could have got folks excited to check out this older review again, huh? Man, Luke's appearance in The Mandalorian season 2 finale was amazing and fans are still talking about it. How long until you think Hasbro releases a version of Luke Skywalker from The Mandalorian?
Snake Mountain from Masters of the Universe Classics
is on it's third week and I'm glad folks are reading this one as it was
a beast of a review. Super7 really capped this line off with an
impressive piece. Even though I have some quibbles with it, I'm sure
glad to have it on my shelf.
IG-11 from Star Wars: The Credit Collection is on his fourth week and standing strong. The Credit Collection is a series of repaints based on the excellent concept art shown during the end credits of each episode of The Mandalorian. This is a series of repaints with a new roleplay credit accessory but since they look fantastic and nearly everything based on The Mandalorian sells like nerf nuggets at a podrace, these are hot, hot, hot!
Barbecue's Ramblings: 10 Star Wars: The Black Series Figures We Need From The Sequel Trilogy Era is the first of what is planned to be a series of top 10 lists and stuff just giving me a place to ramble on. It's proven to be quite popular and is here for it's fourth week. Jump over there and let me know what you think! Who has Hasbro neglected from the first 5 Disney Star Wars films.
Luke Skywalker & Yoda (Jedi Training) from Star Wars: The Black Series
is now on his second week. Hey, it's a good time to be Luke
Skywalker right now, you know? This was a great 2-pack from 2020 and
captured a classic scene from the greatest of the Star Wars films!
Obi-Wan Kenobi (Jedi Knight) from Star Wars: The Black Series shows us that people still love the Prequels and, especially, Obi-Wan Kenobi. He's on his third week here. Who else is ready for the Kenobi series?
That's it for this week. Hopefully I can't start catching up on my end of 2020 reviews as some cool stuff from 2021 is starting to trickle in!