DTF: Drag Task Force and the fabulous Flo Mingo

This is a review of the Escape Room “DTF: Drag Task Force and the fabulous Flo Mingo” offered by Mystery Mansion in Regina, Canada.
  • ⭐️ 8.2/10
  • 🌡 Medium
  • ⏳ 75 Minutes
  • 👥 3 – 6 Person

The Drag Task Force has five drag queens who are endowed with various superpowers after being struck by lightning.
One of them, Ruby Hyman, was expelled from the DTF after an argument and has now taken revenge on the other by stealing their superpowers. Flo Mingo, the leader of the DTF, has called in our team to stop Ruby and infiltrate her secret hiding place. Flo’s robot sidekick “Flo Bot” is supposed to support us on the mission.

I’m always happy when Mystery Mansion in Regina brings out a new Avatar Game. I was particularly excited about DTF, as this game was specially developed for remote play. So the room cannot be played on site. In addition to DTF, four other games are currently offered as remote versions. Night Terrors, The Detective‘s Office, Seen and D‘Ville‘s Curio Shoppe. We also played Cut Throat, but this room no longer exists.

DTF is played via zoom, supported by an interactive Telescape Inventoy including a 360 ° view of the premises. The playing time is a maximum of 75 minutes. A portion of the proceeds from the game will be donated to a non-profit organization.

What makes this game so special is on the one hand the theme and the story, which are pretty unique, and on the other hand the way the avatar interacted with us. I found that very original, even if we had to get used to it a bit and learn how exactly to control a “Flo Bot”. Respect for the impressive performance and the talent for improvisation of our avatar Mitch. Thanks for going along with all of our jokes.

The game was designed together with the local drag community and accordingly, with all its props, is dazzling, colorful and glamorous. There is a lot to laugh about – provided you like the somewhat slippery humor. The gameplay is very entertaining and is largely driven by the funny communication and interactions with the Flo Bot. The puzzles are thematic and fun too, but I think they were more of a supporting actor in this drag show, which I really liked. Can I have some more, please!

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Heiner Stepen