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8 and up
Playing Time
10 minutes
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8 and up
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Escape: The Curse of the Temple
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Escape: A Templom átka
Escape: Chrámová Kletba
Escape: Chrámová Kliatba
Escape: Der Fluch des Tempels
Escape: La Malediction du Temple
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Escape: The Curse of the Temple is a cooperative game in which players must escape (yes...) from a temple (yes...) which is cursed (yes...) before the temple collapses and kills one or more explorers, thereby causing everyone to lose.

The initial game board consists of a row of three square tiles, each showing a combination of two symbols, say, two green adventurers or one green adventurer and one blue key in one corner of the tile. All of the explorers start in the center tile – the safe room – and each player starts with a hand of five dice. Each die has five symbols:

  • A cursed mask – this die is set aside when rolled.
  • A golden mask – each such symbol counteracts two cursed masks, either your own or those of another explorer in the same room.
  • A red torch or blue key – these are used to enter rooms, access treasure, or activate gems.
  • A green adventurer, which appears twice on the die – you need these to move from room to room, and to activate some gems.

Escape is played in real-time, with all players rolling dice and taking actions simultaneously. You must roll the right symbols to enter a room, and if you're at an open doorway, you can roll to reveal the next tile in the stack and add it to that doorway. Some rooms contain combinations of red and blue symbols, and if you (possibly working with other players in the same room) roll enough red or blue symbols, you "discover" magic gems, moving them from a separate gem depot onto that tile.

The real-time aspect is enforced by a soundtrack to be played during the game. At certain points, a countdown starts, and if players aren't back in the safe room when time is up, they lose one of their dice.

Once the exit tile is revealed, players can attempt to escape the temple by moving to that tile, then rolling a number of blue dice equal to the magic gems that haven't been removed from the gem depot. Thus, the more gems you find, the easier it is to escape the temple. When a player escapes, he gives one die to a player of his choice. If all players escape before the third countdown, everyone wins; if not, everyone loses, no matter how many players did escape.

Escape: The Curse of the Temple includes two expansion modules that can be used individually or together. With the "Treasures" module, some rooms contain treasure, and when you reveal such a room, you place a face-down treasure chest on the tile. Roll the symbols on that chest tile, and you claim the treasure for use later: a key lets you teleport anywhere, a path lets you connect two rooms that otherwise have no door between them, and a medic kit heals all players instantly (putting black dice back into play). With the "Curses" module, some tiles "curse" players by forcing them to place one hand on their head, keep mute during play, or otherwise do what you wouldn't want to do while escaping a temple!

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Components

  • 6 main chamber tiles
  • 13 basic chamber tiles
  • 25 custom dice
  • 5 wooden adventurer figures
  • 5 adventurer tokens
  • 25 gemstones
  • 1 gem depot tile
  • 1 soundtrack CD
  • 13 curse and treasure chamber tiles
  • 14 curse cards
  • 13 treasure cards
  • 1 sand timer
  • Rules

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Artist: Oliver Schlemmer
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Product Code: 760495
Size: 11.70 x 11.70 x 3.20 inches
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Year: 2012
Product Code: 60901
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3 Custom Soundtrack: The Inner Chamber
Deep inside the temple ruins immense treasures await - but be careful, brave adventurer, there's also danger lurking in the shadows... I tried adding running sounds to the countdown and really love how it turned out. Soundtrack has standard timing (10 minutes).
English
2015-08-20
13 Curses & Treasures Player Mat (Up to Queenie 8)
This is a major revision to the playmat. I've added all curses and treasures up to Queenie 8. To add the extra curses without shrinking the font size I've had to rearrange things a bit. I've also added the names of all the curses and treasures. This is still designed for 8.5" x 11" paper. There's 1/4" of bleed which should be fine for most printers. A low-res preview can be found in the comments.
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2015-04-24
0 Paper box for cards
Paper box for cards, 10x10 cm, pdf file, v. 1.0. [url=https://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/187003/]Full list[/url] of boxes.
English
2015-02-19
8 Custom Soundtrack: Quest for the Holy Grail
Faster paced, standard timing (10 minute game).
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2015-01-12
10 Custom Soundtrack: Deep in the Jungle (longer game)
Now also the "normal" version is up (10 min game).
English
2015-01-06
13 Custom soundtrack - Ancient Mysteries
Soundtrack with standard timing (10 minutes). Getting more dynamic from section to section but still a rather slow piece. I really like the final countdown music here, I just wish the source material was higher quality sometimes. Big thank you to Martin Boisselle (richardtempura) for putting the "p" back into Escape!
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2014-12-20
11 Custom soundtrack - Finding Treasure
It's beautiful, magnificent even but most importantly: it's all yours! - If you can make it to the exit... Wanted to do something with a warmer feel, so this is it. Soundtrack with standard timing (10 minutes). Big thank you to Martin Boisselle (richardtempura) for putting the "p" back into Escape!
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2014-12-17
14 Escape - Interstellar Timer
Music from: Hans Zimmer - Docking Scene + Coward (Interstellar OST and unreleased version) Trust me it builds as it goes along. Let me know if you have any suggestions. (I kept the gongs semi loud as they are often hard to hear amongst all the other noise that goes on) Youtube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yCUsje4gANU
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2014-12-08
0 A Szerencse Homokja
A hivatalos CD nélküli játék leírása magyarul. NEM hivatalos fordítás.
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2014-11-16
9 Reference card of curses and treasures (incl. expansion tiles)
Here's a reference card that lists all the curses and treasures from the base game, both expansions and Queenie 1-4 mini-expansions. For a comprehensive list that covers up to Queenie 1-8, you'd want to refer to Oliver's reference sheet for the Escape Big Box edition http://boardgamegeek.com/filepage/111794/escape-big-box-curses-and-treasures-reference-shee. All description are mostly copied verbatim from their respective rulebooks.
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