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Subject: Do I need Scissors for this? rss

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sean johnson
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My wife and I are going on a cruise in a few weeks, and we thought about taking this game with us on the boat. We have done the other two exit games, and for one of them it was helpful to have scissors and do some cutting. However, scissors are not allowed on cruise ships.

So without giving anything away, can you please tell us do we need scissors to complete this one?
 
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The short answer is, "yes".

I am sure there will be people to tell you no, you don't have to have scissors or something like that.


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Can you bring the little tiny nose hair scissors? It will take you a hair longer but you could make it work.

(They have rounded not pointed ends, so no "weapon" here.
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Careful folding and tearing can replace scissors at a pinch. It's doable.
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lincudine wrote:
I don't understand why you need scissors
There's only one puzzle we used scissors but you could do it without, it's not like precision is needed to 'get' the solution


Agreed. I find this the case for all of the puzzles people said they needed to destroy components for (applied across all three currently available Exit games).

Destroying components is not necessary. It can be helpful for visualization, and speed up your final result by a couple of minutes. If you have a few sheets of paper available, then hand-drawn copies of key information and some semi-careful ripping is totally workable in my experience.



Edit: Worth noting that two puzzles from this particular game required you to write on game components. I was able to use dry erase, which wiped off pretty cleanly with no permanent damage. Honestly, only one required it and that one was hardly worth calling the a puzzle anyway. But cutting is totally not necessary if you have a loose piece of paper at hand that can be ripped up.
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