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Quest in the box - a new trend in the world of quests in reality

An excellent solution for questmen who live too far from the questums or just want to bring entertainment home, came up with the developers of scenario quests in reality. They released quests in the box - sets with tasks and props for a fun pastime in a small company.

"Pocket" quests, which are now gaining popularity both in the West and in Russia, have a number of significant advantages: unlike classical quests in reality, they are not limited to hours of work and can not be pre-booked by other players. & nbsp; However, are they a worthy substitute for reality quests? Let's figure it out!

Who needs it?

Most of the quests in the box are targeted at children and adolescents, so in the first place it is a wand-rod for parents who, althoughYat to make the quest one of the items of the program of a children's holiday at home or at the dacha. Unlike adults, children are not so demanding of props and decorations and easily compensate for the shortcomings of the entourage with imagination.

"Adult" quests in the box - this is more like an alternative to table games, most of which are already well known and orderly become boring to all party members. Such a quest can be an excellent addition to a holiday get-togethers, but a trip to the real querumum will not replace.

However, the quests in the box are the only way for the questmen living in the remote corners of our (and any other) country. Questrums are now open in many cities of Russia, but if in Moscow and St. Petersburg their number varies by the hundreds, and in cities with a population of more than a million, dozens, in small settlements there can be only one or two rooms, and maybe not at all. But if you tried this type of outdoor activity during a trip to the regional center, and now you are boredon escape-rooms, the quest in the box will be a worthy replacement.

How does it work?

You buy a box (package, envelope, bag) with a quest for a specific scenario. For example, "School of Magic" for toddlers, or Detective "Poisoning" for adults. Inside - the instruction for the game, the texts of riddles and the necessary small props. Most games require a presenter who knows the answers in advance, so decide who will disassemble the box before you open it, so as not to spoil your impression by accidentally seeing the correct answers when reading the instructions.

Be sure to pay attention to the minimum and maximum number of participants in the game, so that no one is left without business. For children's quests an important factor is the age limit, because the box can be too complicated for preschoolers or vice-versa too simple for five-lads.

For example, the Russian quest in the box "School of Magic" for children 6-10 years old - atabout an hour's journey into the world of sorcery and magic. Participants of the quest will have to find a way to get to the magical school, to pass the first lessons in potions, numerology, spontaneous magic and rune-writing, and then - to save the world from a formidable spirit that accidentally broke free during magic classes. The set includes material for amulets, ingredients for magic potions, cards with spells and instructions for adults with tasks.

For an adult party is suitable "Quest with poisoning." This is an hour-long team game, during which participants have to find an antidote to save themselves from imminent death. In the box is a script with assignments and props, such as a special deck of cards, a book with a secret, a glove and even a candle. How all this is connected with poisons and poisonings - you will find out in the course of the game.

But, to an exampley, the quest in the box that is sold in the USA: the escaped game " The Astrologer's Estate ». & nbsp; Here the props as such are not present - only cards with tasks. The game is more like a desktop and boils down to finding tips on pictures with images of the rooms of the house of the astrologer. However, unlike ordinary board games, there is a clear script behind which - a whole detective story.

What can be in the box?

In addition to instructions and cards with puzzles, the creators usually put small props into the box. It can be components for a magic potion, a notepad with tips, closed to a combination lock, a puzzle piece or a cardboard circle for selecting combinations.

In boxes you can get more expensive and slightlyno technical puzzles, like clockworks, hours that go wrong, but which give the clue. The creators are actively using the latest achievements of the Chinese mass industry, like universal screwdrivers and unusual locks.

By the way, Russian quests in the box emphasize the abundance of small unusual props (mostly cheap Chinese things with AliExpress), & nbsp; and in Western boxes you will hardly find any items, but there will be a lot of quality printed products: you will have to carefully examine the photo of the room to understand that in it it is not so easy to find a clue or solve puzzles printed on cards.

How much is it?

In the west, the quest in the box is also a budget alternative to the quests in reality. The average price of such a game - from 20 to 25 dollars per box - as much, if not more, you will pay for one player in the American or European quarum.

In Russia inThe year is not so obvious - if you are not ready to order a box with a quest from abroad for the very 25 dollars (about 1600 rubles), then the Russian analogue will cost you 3000-3500 - that is, just like a hike in a good quorum in the region , or mediocre - in the capital, for the whole team.

However, most of these games, at least those of them that are meant for adults, are reusable - first you take part in it as one of the players, and then you become the leader in the company of your friends or play the game during corporate at work. If you have many questomaniac friends, you can change the quest boxes.