Difficulty Level: 7.5/10
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Escape SF is a store front location and street parking can become challenging. They do have a parking lot that’s quite close, but it will require an uphill hike to get there so be sure to leave ample time if you decide to drive. The lobby isn't that big, but it's very cozy with plenty of seating and lockers. We played one of their older rooms “Escape from Blind Tiger Bar”. As we descended into the basement, it definitely gave the “secret bar” themed room an added-on mysterious vibe. This is the first room we played that had a very intriguing storyline to start. We don’t want to give away any spoilers, so you’ll have to find out yourself. The storyline takes place during the Prohibition Era and seven of the biggest bootlegging bosses of the country have been arrested in a historic sweep as they were sitting in an underground speakeasy divvying up territories of influence and lucrative rum-running routes. The room décor definitely gave that speakeasy bar vibe along with some surprise finds throughout. There were a few clever ways that they used some objects you can find in a bar within the puzzles, so we really appreciated that they stuck with the theme throughout. There might be some advantages to knowing a few games that can be seen in bars or pubs but it is not required and there are clear directions in case you have not played them before. As a result, we did get stumbled on one of those puzzles. This room is definitely more towards the tech side than lock crazy so if you are a lock lover and can’t feel satisfied without opening a few locks, then this may not be for you. However, in this room we found clever ways that puzzles were utilized to reveal the clues. Currently, they do have three other rooms on site: "Escape from Antique Room", "Escape from Alcatraz", and "Space Bus". We can’t wait to return to try the others!
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ETR Overall rating: 9/10
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Disclosure: We thank Escape SF for media discount tickets for this game.
Although media discount was generously provided, it does not impact our opinion on the review whatsoever.