Brooklyn Escape Room - Shelter R - Review

Location: Brooklyn, NY
Date Played: May, 2018
Team Size: 2 – 6 players.
Duration: 60 minutes
Price: $30 per ticket

Life as a vault dweller has never been easy. It’s the only life you and your group have known. However, it appears that the oxygen supply is running low and finding a way to leave the vault has proven to be your only chance at survival.


Staying in-line with a fallout / survival theme, we had to use the limited supplies that we had to solve our problem. This was a challenging room that gave us a sense of accomplishment. There were some key features in this room that we had never seen before which left us very impressed.

Production Value/Immersion

With Bethesda’s Fallout 76 coming out this week, Shelter R felt very similar in concept. Thematically, it felt true to its source material. From the Nuka Cola call-outs, to the music piped through the radio, our group felt immersed in this cramped vault.


The narrative scaled nicely as the game progressed. We love rooms that escalate in pressure and build up towards a grand finale. Shelter R certainly fit that criteria. Our group collectively breathed a sigh of relief as our vault opened.

This escape room absolutely nailed game progression, as the game flowed seamlessly while we solved its puzzles. Shelter R does a good job of highlighting and giving nods to the video game it is inspired by but doesn’t overly-rely on its source material.


Most of the gameplay in this escape room was super enjoyable and flowed nicely. However, this room featured a key prop that was very heavy so some members of our team struggled to maneuver it.

Additionally, there were aspects of this room that we very delicate which made our group hesitant to interact with some elements for part of the game.

This Room is a Good Match for

For fans of the Fallout series, this is a must play. Even if you aren’t familiar with the series, this is a standout room in Brooklyn, NY.

Located right across the street from the Barclays Center, this is an ideal escape room to pair with a concert or sporting event.

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