Fans of both the Star Wars and Unlock! Franchises are celebrating at the moment due to the latest announcement of the August 23, 2020 release of an Unlock! Star Wars!
This crossover will combine the Star Wars Franchise with the Unlock! series of escape room card games
The new set of games will have a similar feel to the other three games sets from the Unlock! series there is only one difference with the previous editions of Unlock! that being the level of difficulty.
The game is divided between a single “easy” adventure and two “medium” adventures without the traditional Hard difficulty.
This choice should thus allow the players to have games that are able to facilitate to a large audience while offering interesting challenges to fans of the escape game.
If you are looking for a hard challenge however I would recommend just playing a medium game with fewer players as this will provide a significant challenge as a physical escape room would.
The three scenarios are composed of original puzzles written by the house authors at Space Cowboys using an already experienced team to draft these scenarios will intertwining the Star Wars universe and artwork into the games.
We are used to the Star Wars franchise making the transition to the tabletop gaming world with many successful adaptations of the franchise in board game format being released over the last few years.
When asked about the setting Space Cowboy have some details explaining that the adventures take place on the period of the first trilogy (IV to VI) and even possibly a hair before, one of the scenarios happening on the planet Jedha seen in the feature film Rogue One.
Likewise, the balance between the different factions was carefully respected, the first mission being assigned to Rebels, the second to smugglers, and the last to agents of the Empire.
Star Wars Unlock! has a release date of August 23, 2020, Check out Asmodee’s Twitter Account for more details
Fin août, embarquez pour une galaxie lointaine, très lointaine….— Asmodee France (@Asmodee_fr) June 15, 2020
Unlock! Star Wars, 3 aventures inédites pleines de vaisseaux, de droïdes et d’action ! pic.twitter.com/7YlWUWBE9e
Haven’t played an Unlock Game Before
Unlock! and is a cooperative card game inspired by escape rooms that use a simple system of cards which allows players to search scenes, combine objects, and solve riddles.
This game provides players with a unique experience that feels remarkably similar to a physical escape room.
When players play Unlock! they get to embark on great adventures, while seated at in the comfort of there own home using only cards and an easy to use companion app available on both IOS and Android devices that can provide clues, check codes and monitor the time remaining before the game ends.
This gives players the same time pressures they would experience in a physical escape room.