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Come Play With Us; 'The Shining: Escape from the Overlook Hotel' survival game releases


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The Shining celebrated its 40th anniversary on May 23, 2020, which makes right now an excellent time to reexamine Stanley Kubrick's famous work of horror film. If you're looking for a fresh viewpoint on the story, this board game from USAopoly reimagines the Overlook Hotel as an "escape room-style" challenge.


In The Shining: Escape from the Overlook Hotel, players take on the roles of Wendy and Danny Torrance as they scour for a way out of the hotel. To escape, though, players will have to face puzzles and obstacles along the way, including Jack Torrance, the ax-wielding adversary eternalized by Jack Nicholson in the 1980 film. By utilizing the psychic ability to "shine," players can open clues and unravel puzzles that bring them near to the exit.


The recently released game is part of the Coded Chronicles game line, and because the goal is to win against the game instead of each other, there's no maximum on how many (or how few) people can play. An entire game is calculated to take about two hours or more to accomplish, and this version is proposed for players age 17 and older.


Source: Mental Floss



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