Escape the Night! When a bunch of Youtubers get caught up in a murder mystery game created by Joey Graceffa

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The house doesn’t allow its current owner to sleep. As a result Joey Graceffa invites over his friends for a 1920s dinner party but an evil is brewing within the house. Escape the Night is a new Youtube series created by Graceffa and involves a group of Youtubers being caught up in a murder mystery game over the course of a night.

When the guests start dinner, one of them becomes ill as a result of poisoning and receives a message – “There is an ANTIDOTE hidden on the first floor of the house. If your friends are wise enough they’ll be able to solve the clues and save you. It all begins with the last dish of the night” – Youtube.

The dish reveals a series of clues that lead to a storage box and locked inside are three antidote vials with a message. The guests split into smaller groups to search for three keys hidden within the study, the library and the foyer of the house.

Each location needs to bring back their key to the storage box and unlock a vial, as the poisoned Youtuber needs all three antidote vials to recover. The Youtubers don’t work well together and the unfortunate guest gets “poisoned” in the game.

The guest’s jacket is searched for clues and his notes reveal the house is possessed by an ancient evil trapped in the 1920s. The Society Against Evil has been trying to destroy this evil by finding four hidden artifacts. These artifacts then need to be joined together in a ritual to lock away the evil forever.

For every journey, there’s a cost involved. For the final test of each artifact, the group must get two guests to undertake the challenge and in turn one of them will “die” from the Youtube series.

All the guests have until sunrise to beat the ancient evil otherwise they will be trapped in the 1920s forever. The first episode of Escape the Night is free on Youtube and definitely worth a watch here. There’s six episodes out now with a new episode coming out this Thursday but to watch the whole series you’ll need a Youtube Red subscription.

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Bonus Part – Since this blog was posted up late, I decided to scribe the library riddle that gave three of the Youtubers a headache and which they couldn’t solve in time. Can you solve it? I’ll post the answer in the comments section below.

Two devils: Wormwood and Asmodeus cross paths in the lower levels of Hell. Asmodeus implores Wormwood as to how many souls he has perverted this week. Wormwood replies, “three young ones”. Asmodeus is furious with the lesser devils failure to bring in more souls and asks their ages. Wormwood realizes this is his chance to confound the King of Devils and avoid his fiery wrath and gives him a riddle instead of a straight answer.

“If you multiple their ages you will get the number 36”

Asmodeus seethes for a moment trying to solve the riddle and then bellows, “It is not enough to determine their ages I need more information.” Wormwood replies without hesitation for the telling of riddles is his best skill.

“If you add all 3 ages together you will get the number of devils on the grand council” A/N: There are 13 devils on the grand council – it was on the book’s cover.

Asmodeus stews on the new information as the fires burn around him but he cannot derive the answer and remarks so Workwood replies, 36 is enough.

{The rest of the riddle is too blurry to read from the video but there should be a mention about an eldest child.}

Determine the ages of the 3 corrupt children.

– Essa 🙂

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8 thoughts on “Escape the Night! When a bunch of Youtubers get caught up in a murder mystery game created by Joey Graceffa

  1. Essa July 24, 2016 at 10:50 pm Reply

    * The puzzle is based on the Ages of Three Children – Wikipedia link

    This is what we know –
    Three children = A, B, C
    When the children’s ages are multipled together they total 36. (A * B * C = 36).
    When the children’s ages are added together they total 13. (A + B + C = 13).

    There’s more than one possible answer.
    What you need to know are prime factors – what are the lowest possible numbers that when multipled total 36.

    The answer is 2 * 2 * 3 * 3 = 36

    But wait! From this, there are eight possible combinations where the multipled total is 36. For a list of all the combinations – check out the Section – Solutions – for 36 table.

    However there’s only a few options where the three children’s ages add up to thirteen.
    1 + 6 + 6 = 13
    2 + 2 + 9 = 13

    There’s usually another clue thrown into the puzzle – a mention about the eldest child. This clue points to the correct answer being the second option, as the eldest child would be 9.

    Final Answer: The ages of the three corrupted children: 2 years old, 2 years old and 9 years old.

    Alternate endings:
    – If the three ages are multipled (total = 72) and when the three ages are added together (total = 14)– the three children would be aged 3 years, 3 years and 8 years old (the eldest).

  2. escapegamesreview July 24, 2016 at 11:09 pm Reply

    6,6,1? 🙂

    • escapegamesreview July 24, 2016 at 11:11 pm Reply

      Ohh. There was another clue lol. That was fun! Great post

      • Essa July 26, 2016 at 8:12 pm

        Escape room skills on show there! 😀

  3. thelogicescapesme July 27, 2016 at 2:38 am Reply

    This puzzle always annoys me. What if the children were 1, 6 (birthday yesterday) and 6 (birthday tomorrow)? The eldest would be six, but so would the second eldest.

    Pedant? Moi?

    • Essa July 29, 2016 at 9:19 pm Reply

      When the “eldest” is mentioned – I think it leans towards there only being one person being the eldest, no ambiguity in having two eldest children. 😛 Each to their own! – Essa

      • thelogicescapesme July 29, 2016 at 10:26 pm

        Maybe I wasn’t clear – I’m talking about two children born eleven months apart, both currently aged 6. If I had another child who was one, I’d still refer to the elder of the two six year olds as being the eldest child.

      • Essa July 31, 2016 at 12:18 am

        Can see your point and the riddle falls apart in that situation – Essa 🙂

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