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Board Games at Odum: Unlock! Family

A guide to help you navigate Odum Library's board game collection and the world of gaming.

Unlock! Family Description

Unlock! is a series of escape adventures for up to six players. With one hour on the clock, players work through a deck of sixty cards as a team, searching for clues, combining objects, and solving puzzles. The free Unlock! companion app runs the timer while also providing clues, offering hints, and confirming successes. Once the team has reached a solution and entered the correct code into the app, they will escape and win the game!

Description from Boardgamegeek.com

Players

1 - 6 players

Time

60 minutes

Themes

Card game, exploration, puzzle, real-time

Mechanics

Cooperative game, storytelling

Heroic Adventures

Three fascinating adventures! 

'Insert coin': Beat all the levels in this virtual adventure. Escape or it's game over!

'Sherlock Holmes - The Scarlet Thread of Murder': The master of detectives has a peculiar case ahead of him. Can you help him find his way through this investigation? 

'In Pursuit of the White Rabbit': Discover wonderland and all its strange inhabitants. Hurry, Alice is running out of time.

The Formula

In the adventure Unlock! The Formula, The Department has lost contact with one of their chemists, Dr. Hoffman. Your mission is to retrieve the truth serum he had been developing. Deep in the New York subway tunnels, you must seek out his laboratory, locate the doctor, and recover the formula before time runs out. The clock is ticking...can you escape? 

Description from Boardgamegeek.com

The House on the Hill

What is going on in this run-down manor? Explore its sinister rooms and thwart the curse which haunts this isolated place.

How to play

Tombstone Express

The train you're escorting through the Wild West contains some precious cargo. It's up to you to survive the adventure and escort it home safely.

The Nautilus' Traps

Hunted down by a sea monster during a dive, you find shelter when you open an old hatch. Find a way to resurface! Search the scenes! Combine objects! Solve puzzles!

Squeek & Sausage

Unlock! Squeek & Sausage is a playful, cartoon-inspired race to stop the mad Professor Noside from destroying the world. In your attempt to thwart his plot, the evil genius has caught you in a trap, and you can't stop him until you've found a way out. Can you escape and foil his plot before the clock hits zero? 

The Tonipal's Treasure

The Tonipal's Treasure sets you at the start of a hunt for the treasure of Captain Smith, hidden somewhere on Tonipal Island. As your adventure begins, you've been arrested by the Govenor and thrown into prison - you'll need to escape quickly, especially since Johnson, a famous treasure hunter, is also on his way to Tonipal in search of the very treasure that you seek. 

Description from Boardgamegeek.com