Normal Website

Not a front for a secret organization.
Written by Rob Schultz (human).

Escape Room Reviews: Stuck in Time

Company: Cryptic Escape Rooms
Room: Stuck in Time
Date Played: 4/30/17
Player Count: 6 (2 + 4 strangers)
Success:  Success!

Premise: Your Time Travel-o-Tron shorted out, and you’re stuck in the past. Instead of becoming a wealthy ruler of all you survey, you must solve puzzles to return to the future.

Immersion: There wasn't any to speak of. Nothing seemed like it was truly of the era it was set in. Each part of the game had unnecessary anachronisms (which I can ignore for the good of the game in room escapes set in the miscellaneous past, but they stand out all the more in the room that's about time travel). 

Highlights:

  • There were a couple of cool ideas for puzzles that I haven't seen elsewhere.
  • We got along well with our team of strangers.
  • The location was pretty easy to find for an escape room business.

Lowlights:

  • Some of the tech was broken or very finicky for a newish room. It felt like we were beta testing.
  • Our tickets were more expensive than the tickets of the people who were in the room with us. (In private rooms, there is sometimes a premium for bringing a smaller group - Cryptic Escape charges this premium even though they do not have private booking.)
  • This room contains red herrings.

And Finally:   Despite the premium pricing, this is not a premium room.  The street where this company is located has several other companies, and although I haven't been to any of them, I would recommend giving them a shot first.  Out of 23 games played, I'm slotting this into the list at number 20. 

How to book this room yourself: Visit http://www.escapecryptic.com

 

Normal Website and miscellaneous blog content, © 2007-2016 Rob Schultz