Look, I don't need a camel to tell me that it's Wednesday, because that's when all the good little boys, girls, and others are visited by the Weekday Escape fairy in the middle of the night! If you've been clever, and you know what to do when faced with a locked door, a screwdriver, and a cupcake fan, the fairy leaves you a trio of free escape games to make the middle of the week that much more bearable. This week, no1game's intrepid boy-child is apparently a lot closer to his kindergarten teacher than I was to mine (in her defense, I was a weird kid), Hottategoya takes you to a place that maybe needs to revisit the definition of "cafeteria", and Kumako wants you to make sure you're dressed up the way you like before you go outside.
My First Ring Bearer - no1game makes everything cuter, including a job that amounts to "stand here and hold this pillow", when you play a young boy who's trying to get everything on his list ready so he can be the ring bearer for his kindergarten teacher's wedding. Before you can leave, you'll need to get your outfit together by assembling all the pieces hidden around the room... easier said than done with the sheer amount of puzzles this weird family has strewn about their apartment. Remind me never to babysit.
Strange Cafeteria - I'm not exactly the world's pickiest person, but even I might need some 'splanations if you told me we were going to eat at a place with the word "strange" in its name. Hottategoya's title lives up to its name as you turn in circles trying to find your way out of a place that's got a lot of table settings, but nary an actual tureen of mystery meat to be found. Maybe that's an improvement... ? On the other hand, I DO love me some congealed vat of off-brand mac and cheese... decisions, decisions!
KUMA1 - Look, sometimes cute trumps complex, and Kumako's teddy-tastic escape definitely fits the bill, despite some fiddly clicking. You won't need to bust your brain for this one, as you assemble a pair of outfits for a shy bear that wants to go outside, though virtually every surface in this house has some sort of puzzle lock on it. Sometimes, however, you don't want to break your brain. You want to glue some stuff to some things, and hang some stuff on other stuff, and maybe feel pretty at the end of it.
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