Immediately after escaping The Attic, I wanted to try Escapism’s other room. It was unbooked, and the helpful employee let me book it right away. Well, I didn’t make it out and I found the second room much more confusing. I don’t think the puzzles matched up with my problem-solving brain. It is probably more fun with a bigger group. I would not call it difficult, but you may need multiple brains to poke at the puzzles from different angles. See below for the full review.
Hints Taken: 5 plus.
“You’ve received a mysterious invitation to a private viewing at one of the most prestigious art galleries in the city. Will you choose to go?”
Well. That’s a hell of an invitation. Of course I’ll go! Unfortunately, I had a couple problems with the gallery. However, if you have 4 or more people, it may not be an issue. For a solo-escape attempt, it was just not for me.
I really enjoyed the Attic. On the other hand, the ‘gallery’ was not as interesting or entertaining. The puzzles seemed a little all over the place. The hint system was pretty bad. You have to wave your hands to the camera, and someone will open the door and they give you a hint.
There were a few issues…there was a designation prop/card that it is not necessary to solving anything, and creates some confusion. I later found out it is used for larger groups to avoid some level of chaos. However, for smaller groups, it should be removed. Another issue had to do with a weight that I thought was supposed to be used somehow. It was not, so I thought it should be secured where it was instead of having it be removable. Another item I had to use was on a prop that was labelled not to be touched, which I felt was misleading.
I liked the Attic but found the Gallery frustrating. Thumbs up to Escapism for allowing me to book the room solo. Parking can be a challenge in this part of town. You’ll probably have to pay to park, so make sure you get there early. The staff member I dealt with was awesome. Helpful and really seemed interested in making sure I had a good experience. If they open up another room, I’ll definitely give it a try.
$30/per person. Book the slot. May get combined with others.
Open 7 days a week. Check their website for times and dates. Check for discounts and say I sent you!
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