This escape room is the most basic you could possibly set one up. Just a very basic room, and clues and puzzles made out of paper notes and cardboard. Sadly, we had booked and prepaid in advance to do two of their rooms, and after doing the first we were thinking ‘what have we done’! This was only our third escape room as a family group, so we were inexperienced and had little to compare it with at that point. We were aware that it had mixed reviews on Trip Advisor, so we should have been more careful about booking two with them for the same afternoon.
The room is set completely in low level lighting, and there’s a lot of sheets of paper to read to see if there’s any clues contained in them. With small text that was annoying to say the least. Any gamemaster clues are given by way of a walkie-talkie, and ours was set to the same frequency as the local taxi rank. Yes, you read that right! So, when we heard the crackling blurb of a man’s voice mention a place, we thought it referred to something in the printed pages of the story line! Lol! It was 20 minutes in that we realised there was no correlation, that the crackling blurb was nothing to do with us, and yes…. it was the local taxi drivers.
We gave way to the simplicity of the set up, and threw ourselves into trying to enjoy what had been put together. There were some quirky little bits of finding hidden information, but the difficulty level isn’t there for anyone with experience. You’ll probably enjoy it if you’ve only previously done a couple of rooms.
Just over half way through, the plot of the storyline disintegrates somewhat, and you’re left wondering what you’re doing and why. So by the ending the group was dealing with a disjointed feeling and therefore the sense of any achievement is lessened.
As I said, a simple set up with very little sophistication to either the theme, the set or the storyline.
Don’t believe everything you hear! Lol!