With the nation under a strict tier system, getting together over the festive period will be impossible for many. But, team Bewilder Box has come up with an ingenious method for friends and family to spend time together whilst also putting their brains to the test.

After the huge success of their online escape room, ‘The B.R.U.C.E. Project’ (as featured in Stylist’s ‘Best Online Escape Rooms’) team Bewilder Box has launched its latest and most festive title yet ‘B.R.U.C.E. Saves Christmas’. The online game, which can be played with up to 6 players using a Browser and Zoom, features a healthy dose of festive spirit along with a series of mindboggling Christmas puzzles, which require communication and teamwork to tackle. The mission: players must deduce the identity of a mysterious turkey-masked villain who has kidnapped Santa.

The game has been made with both newbies and experienced players in mind. ‘We wanted to make something that allowed people to get together and have a bit of fun over Christmas.’ commented Dave Middleton (co-founder of Bewilder Box). ‘You don’t need to be good a computer games or escape rooms to enjoy it; anyone can have a go.’

‘B.R.U.C.E. Saves Christmas’ is the latest in a long line of games developed by the team, including Bewilder Box’s own hit games: ‘The B.R.U.C.E. Project’ [Virtual]; ‘The Initiative’; and ‘Judgement D.A.V.E.’ located in Brighton. And ‘The Official Peaky Blinders Escape Room’ for Escape Live in Birmingham; and ‘Flight 338: The World’s First Escape Plane’ in London.

B.R.U.C.E. Saves Christmas is available to play now and can be purchased here: https://bewilderbox.co.uk/onlineescaperooms

Games cost £19.99 per team for 2-6 players. Larger teams can compete by purchasing multiple games. Dave Middleton and Dave Staffell (co-founders of Bewilder Box Escape Rooms) are leading experts on the UK’s escape room culture. They have been interviewed by multiple publications, including The Economist; co-organised and been speakers at the UK’s escape room industry conference, attended by 500 industry members in 2019; and appeared on ‘What Britain Buys’ with Mary Portas, discussing the growth of the escape room industry.

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