So it's a lazy midsummer day, Weekday Escape has come and gone, yet you still have a hankering for an easy afternoon escape? Well, dear friends, we here at JIG are nothing if not aiming to please, ready to bring the world to you on a silver platter and so, voila! As a special Bastille Day treat, you are whisked away to beautiful Paris, France, to an enchanting little café named Golden Heart. Enjoy your stay, go take in the sights, the music, the dancers, the shops . . . but first, you need to find your way out in this newest escape game by TomaTea.
While here, we discover that a visitor's necklace broke, all the tiny heart charms scattered everywhere, and now he's worried about missing his wedding anniversary. No worries, sir. We can find the heart pieces and fix the necklace as we search for the keys. Like many other escape-the-room scenarios, click on the sides or bottom of the screen to navigate this little café-turned-trap. Also click items to pick them up or to examine them more closely. By solving some puzzles and deciphering a few codes, you'll be able to unlock cupboards, open doors, activate a lovely can-can girl music box and, ultimately, find the key so we can get out of here.
It's not such a bad situation to be in, really: the cheerful sounds of French accordion melodies and a very charming decor make our tasks light and amusing. Like TomaTea's other recent offerings, Pearl Room Escape and Blossom Spring Escape, each brain-teaser in Golden Heart is just complex enough to require thought without being overly perplexing. Although, one puzzle will be much easier to those who know how to read and play piano music, our host provides all the necessary information to elucidate even the tone deaf; it's challenging, but a bit of logic and experimentation will solve it. Soon we'll be out, laughing about the mishap, and sharing stories with friends back home of our funny adventure while in the city of lights.