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Escape: The Curse of the Temple
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Escape: The Curse of the Temple

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Escape: The Curse of the Temple is a cooperative game in which players must escape (yes...) from a temple (yes...) which is cursed (yes...) before the temple collapses and kills one or more explorers, thereby causing everyone to lose. The initial game board consists of a row of three square tiles, each showing a combination of two symbols, say, two green adventurers or one green adventurer and one blue key in one corner of the tile. All of the explorers start in the center tile � the safe room � and each player starts with a hand of five dice. Each die has five symbols: A cursed mask � this die is set aside when rolled. A golden mask � each such symbol counteracts two cursed masks, either your own or those of another explorer in the same room. A red torch or blue key � these are used to enter rooms, access treasure, or activate gems. A green adventurer, which appears twice on the die � you need these to move from room to room, and to activate some gems. Escape is played in real-time, with all players rolling dice and taking actions simultaneously. You must roll the right symbols to enter a room, and if you're at an open doorway, you can roll to reveal the next tile in the stack and add it to that doorway. Some rooms contain combinations of red and blue symbols, and if you (possibly working with other players in the same room) roll enough red or blue symbols, you "discover" magic gems, moving them from a separate gem depot onto that tile. The real-time aspect is enforced by a soundtrack to be played during the game. At certain points, a countdown starts, and if players aren't back in the safe room when time is up, they lose one of their dice. Once the exit tile is revealed, players can attempt to escape the temple by moving to that tile, then rolling a number of blue dice equal to the magic gems that haven't been removed from the gem depot. Thus, the more gems you find, the easier it is to escape the temple. When a player escapes, he gives one die to a player of his choice. If all players escape before the third countdown, everyone wins; if not, everyone loses, no matter how many players did escape. Escape: The Curse of the Temple includes two expansion modules that can be used individually or together. With the "Treasures" module, some rooms contain treasure, and when you reveal such a room, you place a face-down treasure chest on the tile. Roll the symbols on that chest tile, and you claim the treasure for use later: a key lets you teleport anywhere, a path lets you connect two rooms that otherwise have no door between them, and a medic kit heals all players instantly (putting black dice back into play). With the "Curses" module, some tiles "curse" players by forcing them to place one hand on their head, keep mute during play, or otherwise do what you wouldn't want to do while escaping a temple!

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Trading card game conditions guide can also be found below:

Definition of Video Game Condition:

New:
Brand new and never played. Game is factory sealed and has NEVER been opened or removed from the manufacturer’s packaging. Packaging will come in its original shrink wrap (if applicable) and in good condition unless otherwise noted. *Please refer to our Cosmetic Conditions and Definitions Grading Guide

Complete:
Game (Disc or Cartridge) comes with Box and Manual (if applicable). Box, manual and game are considered to be in good condition with minor to no scratches, creases and wear unless otherwise noted.

Complete (Not Mint):
Game (Disc or Cartridge) comes with Box and Manual (if applicable). Box, manual and game are considered to be in “not-mint” condition with signs of creases on the box and wear and some scratches but still works unless otherwise noted. *Please refer to our Cosmetic Conditions and Definitions Grading Guide

Game Only:
Game (Disc or Cartridge) does not come with Manufacturer’s box, manual or any of the original packaging. Game is in good condition and in full working order with little to no cosmetic wear unless otherwise noted. *Please refer to our Cosmetic Conditions and Definitions Grading Guide

Missing Manual Game with Box:
Game (Disc or Cartridge) will come with Manufacturer’s original box and no manual. Game is in good condition and in full working order with little to no cosmetic wear unless otherwise noted. *Please refer to our Cosmetic Conditions and Definitions Grading Guide

Game with Manual:
Game (Disc or Cartridge) will come with Manufacturer’s original manual and no box. Game is in good condition and in full working order with little to no cosmetic wear unless otherwise noted. *Please refer to our Cosmetic Conditions and Definitions Grading Guide

Manual Only:
Original Manual for the game. All pages are intact with little to no cosmetic wear unless otherwise noted. *Please refer to our Cosmetic Conditions and Definitions Grading Guide

Box Only:
Original Box for the game. All pages are intact with little to no cosmetic wear unless otherwise noted. *Please refer to our Cosmetic Conditions and Definitions Grading Guide

Video Games Console Conditions:

All Consoles are second hand unless labelled as New.

New:
Brand new and never played. Console is factory sealed and has NEVER been opened or removed from the manufacturer’s packaging. Packaging will come in its original shrink wrap (if applicable) or have security seals (if applicable). Console is in good condition unless otherwise noted. *Please refer to our Cosmetic Conditions and Definitions Grading Guide

 

Console Complete in Box (Pre-owned):
Console comes with Manufacturers’ Box, accessories (OEM Controller, Audio/Video Cables and AC Adapter for TV Consoles and AC Adapter only for Handheld Consoles) and Manual (if applicable). Console, accessories, box, and manual are considered to be in good condition with little to no creases and wear. Console would look as if it was just taken out of the package unless otherwise noted. *Please refer to our Cosmetic Conditions and Definitions Grading Guide

Console with Official Accessories (Pre-owned):
Console comes in full working order with all pre-owned official accessories required to play the console (OEM Controller, Audio/Video Cables and AC Adapter for TV Consoles and AC Adapter only for Handheld Consoles). Console is in good condition
with little to no cosmetic wear unless otherwise noted. *Please refer to our Cosmetic Conditions and Definitions Grading Guide

Console with Third Party Accessories (Pre-owned):
Console comes in full working order with Brand New Third Party accessories required to play the console. (Third party Controller, Audio/Video Cables and AC Adapter for TV Consoles and AC Adapter only for Handheld Consoles) Console is in good condition
with little to no cosmetic wear unless otherwise noted. *Please refer to our Cosmetic Conditions and Definitions Grading Guide

Console Only:
Console comes in full working order with NO accessories (Controller, Audio/Video Cables and AC Adapter for TV Consoles and AC Adapter only for Handheld Consoles) Console is in good condition with little to no cosmetic wear unless otherwise noted. *Please refer to our Cosmetic Conditions and Definitions Grading Guide

Cosmetic Conditions and Grading Definitions Guide:

Mint:
A Mint Condition game will come in the original packaging (Box and Manual [if applicable]) with no marks, scratches to the product.

Not Mint:
A Not Mint Condition game will come in the original packaging (Box and Manual [if applicable]) with cosmetic wear to the product but tested to make sure it is playable and guaranteed to work

Creases and Dents:
Any lines or ridges on the Manufacture’s box or manual which were caused by any folding, pressing, or crushing.

Wear and Tear:
Any damages that are naturally cause as a result of everyday and normal use. New items, usually means that there are tears on the original cellophane

Stickers:
Any stickers that were placed on the product. To avoid further damage to the product, we do not attempt to remove all stickers.

Fading/Writing:
Any fading or writing on the box, manual or disc that does not hinder or affect game play

 

Trading Card Game Conditions:

Near Mint: 
Cards in Near Mint (NM) condition show minimal to no wear from shuffling, play or handling and can have a nearly unmarked surface, crisp corners and unblemished edges outside of a few minimal flaws. A Near Mint card may have a tiny edge nick or a tiny scratch or two, but overall look nearly unplayed with no major defects or flaws.

The acceptable range of cards within the Near Mint condition include both cards with no imperfections and cards with a few minor imperfections.

Slightly Played: 
Cards in Slightly Played (SP) condition may have minor border or corner wear or even just slight scuffs or scratches. There are no major defects such as liquid damage, bends or issues with the structural integrity of the card. Noticeable imperfections are okay, but none should be too severe or at too high a volume.

Moderately Played: 
Cards in Moderately Played (MP) condition can have border wear, corner wear, scratching or scuffing, creases or whitening or any combination of mild examples of these marks.

A Moderately Played card may have some form of a more major marking, such as creasing that doesnʼt affect card integrity, but not in combination with other issues such as scratches, scuffs or border/edge wear and not impacting a large area of the card.

Heavily Played: 
Cards in Heavily Played (HP) condition show a severe amount of wear. Cards with less than 30% of the surface being liquid damaged are typically accepted but may be considered Damaged if especially detrimental. HP cards can have one small instance of missing ink (such as if something is stuck to a card, then removed and pulls away part of the card), along with major creasing, whitening and border wear if the card can still be sleeve playable.

Damaged: 
Cards in Damaged condition can exhibit a tear, bend or crease that may make the card illegal for tournament play, even in a sleeve. If more than 30% of the card is damaged by liquid, it's considered Damaged. Cards in Damaged condition may have extreme border wear, extreme corner wear, heavy scratching or scuffing, folds, creases or tears or other damages that impacts the structural integrity of the card. (Note: No one likes to receive a card that is covered in a foreign substance, such as food, liquid or other material.)


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