Escape the Puzzle - Carnival - Review

Location: Long Branch, NJ
Date Played: May, 2018
Team Size: 2 – 8 players
Duration: 60 minutes
Price: $30 per ticket

After finding yourself alone at a carnival, you are tasked to figure out just why it is empty.


There was a large range of type and difficulty as the room included both typical escape room puzzles as well as more hands-on task-based ones. Many puzzles required a fun and creative level of dexterity. All were perfectly incorporated into the theme. We felt as though we had stepped foot onto carnival grounds with the challenge to think through each component of the fairgrounds show.


The layout of the space was not as cut and dry as it seemed. There were fun surprises leading up to a nice finale. Given the spacious areas and number of puzzles, even a larger group would have plenty to do without feeling on top of each other.


While we did feel as though we were at a Carnival, the more specific details of the storyline and our true mission were not as pronounced and we felt a lack of overall narrative. While the props and surroundings were cleverly built, some showed small signs of wear and tear. Additionally, a puzzle including small marbles was not constructed in a way to keep the marbles secure and we had to pick up the ones that fell out.

This Room is a Good Match for

Both kids and adults alike. The experience is family-friendly and has the ability to scale up to larger groups.

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