Escape Games NYC - The Experiment - Review

Location: Manhattan, NY
Date Played: July, 2017
Team Size: 2 – 7 players
Duration: 60 minutes
Price: $29 per ticket  

Story

We had woken up in a strange white room. Where were we? How did we get there? How will we get out?

Puzzles

At first, we were befuddled as to how any space within the room could be anything other than a white wall. After a few minutes of detailed inspection, it all began to come together and the game’s puzzles really began to shine. While some puzzles were hidden, others were subtly sitting right before our eyes. They spanned a great range in regards to type of interaction and offered something for everyone to work on simultaneously. While not for everyone, our group loved the in-depth mathematical puzzles this room provided.

Production Value/Immersion

For a blank white canvas, this room had much going on behind the scenes to eventually be uncovered. It began feeling like the movie, The Cube and was a really creative theme that stands out against many of the other standard plotlines we see.

Highlights

This experience felt less like being in an escape room and more like being plucked out of our world and into some strange experience. Starting without any guidance or clue set up a disorienting and uneasy vibe from the start which really added to the experience.

Shortcomings

While the room was truly a mystery, our group would have enjoyed more narrative once the game progressed.

This Room is a Good Match for

The Experiment is the ideal curveball escape room experience. The concept and gameplay are so far out there that this room would be a very memorable experience for players of all skill levels.

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