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Alexa, open Home Mystery Series.
Sure. Which type of mystery would you like to play?
can say, Sci-fi, escape room, murder mystery,
Encyclopedia Brown, horror, Halloween Special,
Holmes classic, or random.
Sure. How many people will be playing, and what is
age of the youngest player?
8 people playing. 11 years old.
Initiating. Please set your smart TV to the Prime
where the details of the mystery will be explained.
The TV was switched over to Prime, and a picture of
dead body in a space suit showed up. The lights in
room adjusted to a bluish space ship tone. The
set a timer counting down from 37 minutes and 23
The captain has died mysteriously. The ship is
drifting in a decaying orbit around the ice planet
and unless you, the crew, can figure out how to start
ships auxiliary engines, the ship will burn up in the
atmosphere in 37 minutes and 19 seconds. The first
seems to have removed his locator badge, and so I
able to trace his current position. He may hold the
answers. Good luck.
As we went from room to room, various connected
assumed their role in the mystery. My phone
timer until destruction and plotted our position on
ship. An augmented reality app showed us various
ship bits we had to find to reassemble and start the
controls. The furnace fluttered on and off like main
engines trying and failing to restart.
From time to time, Alexa would announce that there
been another murder on the ship, and a player
removed from the game, or that the ship was being
by the Dorkulons, or that there were still more parts
ship that were inoperable and needed repair. Alexa
note our progress and time as we announced our
discoveries and clues.
With 2 minutes left to spare, we had solved the
the captains death, and restarted the engines.
Congratulations for solving the murder mystery and
repairing the ship. You may now use your microwave
start some popcorn for the upcoming feature film.
We flopped down on the couch, and pressed play to
watch Mission Impossible, but got bored of it. And
couch disappeared entirely from underneath us.
Hmm... must be a programming glitch. Computer,
End simulation of 21st century technology.
Ryker stepped outside of the holodeck and went
few corridors into Ten-Forward. Outside, the planet
3 was looming very large...
||Definite [+] for the concept.
||Possible [-] for the incorporation of a voice assistant, although it's not clear how it can be implemented otherwise; so, [/].
||Definite [-] for mentioning Pretty-Boy Riker, but counteracting [+] for spelling his name wrong, even unintentionally.
||But compensating [+] for mentioning the Holodeck, and trying - however crudely - to implement it.
||On balance, so far, [+] but we shall see what other bakers think of it.
||There should probably be a safeword, otherwise it
could all get a bit "I'm sorry, Dave. I'm afraid I can't
||<sadomasochistic play with a muzzled rope
||"I'm sorry, but I did not understand. Let's try again."