Blah blah. Chat about this week's assortment of featured escape games while exuding wittiness and charm. Optimal but optional: a collective theme to tie it in all neatly and make like serendipity spawned a matching set. Well, just to be contrary, I'm not going to do that. I'll just throw these games out into the jigasphere and leave it up to you to pretend I gave a whopping good intro. Aaannnd, as long as I'm rabble-rousing, let's make that not three but four games. Surely one of them will take a fondness to you and follow you home?
Dismantlement Sushi (Browser) - by Gam.eBB.jp is a reminder of why we looove the dismantlement games even as it leaves us wanting for so much more. Although the designer recommends Japanese language proficiency, it's actually unnecessary; figuring out the first riddle is just as fun without it. To start play, click on the orange button near the bottom of the game screen, remove the first screw, and you'll be well on your way to taking apart a five-piece sushi dinner. Next, if you enjoy this version, try the other Dismantlement SUSHI on your mobile device—while equally short and simple, it has six new puzzles to temporarily amuse as you draw curious looks from fellow queue-mates, waiting room sitters, or your dinner date.
Candy Rooms Escape 6: Violet Sweet - The sweetness keeps coming from FunkyLand and we're beginning to think this infatuation is becoming an obsession. It's like Winchester's mansion but with candies instead of restless spirits. Do you want out? Earn the door key ante by collecting—through keen eyes and puzzle solving—five pieces of candy. How did you do? Violet Sweet is either the easiest or one of the most deceptive installments in the series. At least, it had me fooled for...a while. After this particular head palm moment, I wondered if I partook a tad too heartily in the festivities last St. Patty's day.
Escape from the White Picture Room - Perhaps you wonder how many variations of a basic concept can Yomino-Kagura create? The key figure in each Yomino Kagura game is always a piece of furniture or ornament while you continue as protagonist and the theme remains the same: puzzles on top of puzzles. Unless you read Japanese, you'll miss the narrative, but that's not what matters. As long as you love puzzles, then these neat and logical agents of fun are well-stocked inside this otherwise plain room. Not much else needs saying when there's the simple satisfaction of an escape game to be had.
Chick Hide and Seek 16 - Too cute to resist, Yuri's brood of downy yellow peeps are more interested in playing games than having a soak in the tub. If you are hoping for cranial Calisthenics to round out your coffee break, better to seek somewhere else. Otherwise, look around this bathroom for ten adorable chicks, using items and deciphering codes, and don't be surprised if your cheek muscles contract and your smile gets a good workout. Besides, even if you didn't pull off one of the greatest wins of the decade, at least you can make a clean escape!
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