A Christmas Carol



Scrooge was a cold uncaring man, he was happiest being unhappy and even happier when others were miserable. On Christmas eve, Scrooge is visited by three spirits to teach him to mend his ways. The fate of Scrooge lies in your hands...

What is it?
A Christmas Carol is a digital, online, remote play at home, escape room game, for 2-10 players. (You can play on your own, more than 10 players may be a little chaotic).

Is it difficult?
We rate this game to be Hard, however the following are real statistics for A Christmas Carol. These are automatically re-calculated at the start of each day:

Success Rate:

40%

Best Completed Game Time Remaining:00:40:10
Best Completed Game Time Remaining (after clue penalties):

00:11:01

Average Completed Game Time Remaining:00:09:39
Average Completed Game Time Remaining (after clue penalties):

00:20:20

Minimum number of clues used:0
Maximum number of clues used:12
Average number of clues used:6

What do I need?
To play the game you need a home PC/Mac/Laptop or tablet running Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari or Edge with sound. We strongly recommend that you do not play this on your smart phone as the screen is too small.

How does it work?
Once purchased, you will be given a website address to visit along with a Game ID and Password. You need to share this information with the rest of your team. Once you login you will be placed in the lobby. The first player to login will have control of the lobby. When all of your team have arrived you can start the game, at which point your briefing will begin. The clock will not start until you actually access the main part of the game.

How long do I have?
This game has a fixed 60 minutes to play. However, the time does not start until you join the game after the briefing. Also, if you close the browser and leave the game the clock will pause until you return.

How do I play?
Each game works a little differently, and part of the fun is discovering how to play as a team. Most games are best suited to using a mouse or touch screen and involve clicking and dragging objects and items around.

What if we get stuck?
The game has a in-built clue system. You can request a clue at any time, the less clues the better. The clue will be tailored to the stage of the game you are currently facing. You do not lose any game time by asking for a clue, but a penalty of 5 minutes is shown against your final time for each clue used.

What if we're still stuck after the clue?
Don't worry, after you have requested a clue, you are also then given an option to request the complete solution to the puzzle you are currently facing.

How do I interact with my team?
All the puzzles in the games are shared, meaning if one player does something, the other players will be able to see and react to this too.
If you are playing remotly we recommend setting up a audio/video/telephone call between your team members using something like Zoom, Facetime, Skype, Facebook Messenger, Whatsapp, HouseParty, Teams or another service.

What happens if I lose my Internet connection?
The room will automatically reconnect you, and if all else fails, reload the page and log back in. If for some reason your entire team loses access to the game, the game will automatically pause so you can resume where you left off once you connect again.

What happens if I can't play the game?
Your game will be available for 60 days from purchase date. You can only play the game once. To be entitled to a refund, you play time must be less than 10 minutes.

I want to know more
Watch the game trailer, this will give you a little insite into the game. You will also see a few screenshots of various parts of the game.



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