Location: Brooklyn, NY
Date Played: November, 2017
Team Size: 4 – 10 players
Duration: 60 minutes
Price: $35 per ticket
The Joker has been kidnapping children but Batman is out of town. Could our team stop this villain?
While many of Komnata’s rooms involve searching and are task-based, this escape room did a great job in breaking through that mold.
As detectives investigating an infamous villain, there were intriguing puzzles that required more thought than your standard room at Komnata Quest. They were also elevated as the room’s narrative was incorporated into them and each made sense progressing through the story.
Without diving too much into spoiler territory, each room felt super expansive and immersive. Some of the tech props in Joker’s Cafe felt thematic and really added to the overall experience of this room.
The end result of Joker’s Cafe felt like what Komnata has strived to achieve in their newer, larger-group rooms. The space was massive and seemed to keep going and going deep into the playthrough. This turned out to be one of the largest escape rooms we’d done.
Some of the audio devices were difficult to hear and there were some clues that were also difficult to see with the dimmed lighting. For as fun as this room felt, the climax was somewhat lacking.
This is an ideal escape room experience for fans of D.C. comics. Joker’s Cafe is expectedly creepy, but not overtly scary and large enough for groups of 6 or more participants.
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