• Cici Cao

E5C4PE - "Survival"

Updated: Nov 11, 2020

** UPDATE - We regret to inform you that "E5C4PE" has closed its doors.

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We went to E5C4PE on a Sunday. They are located on the side of a main street with street parking on Wyoming Avenue and in the rear (make sure to only park in the spots marked “visitors”). Currently, they have three escape rooms plus a children’s escape room. We only have time to tackle one of them and of course we picked the most challenging one - “Survival”. The lobby was very spacious and they have a lot of space in the back as well.

The theme of this room reminded me of the TV show “Lost”. Our plane crashed and we were lucky enough to survive but now we’re stuck on a deserted island. We discovered that there’s an actual ship that’s miles offshore, so our mission is to get to the ship and sail away and save ourselves.

Our first impression of the room when we entered was that it’s very colorful and the developers were definitely trying to go for the ocean feel. There were a few pieces of the puzzle that we didn’t think fit the storyline like a clock which would probably not be on a deserted island. It would be great if the props used could stick to the realistic situation which most of them did. The ambience from room-to-room could be improved to open a “new world” or tell a different story each time. Lighting and sound may be able to assist with improving that aspect. Since the structure of the building is what it is, we understand its quite difficult to cover up or make the rooms seamless to the game flow. It would be interesting to see what this room would become next with a new concept perhaps that can fit into the utilization of this actual space with a more logic theme. You should leave plenty of time for the last part of the game. The puzzles are not difficult but definitely time consuming. We were a minute away from solving the last puzzle. Our recommended size for this room is 4-6 as you can divide and conquer especially in the last room.  There was not much high tech involved in this room but their pricing for the escape rooms are very generous in comparison to most of the escape rooms out there.

We were able to take a peek at their other rooms and their newest room “The Holding Cell” looked like a nice step up from “Survival”. The developers are constantly improving and bettering their games for the customers and we are excited to see E5C4PE’s future developments! 

* Check out our YouTube video above for a sneak peek of the location, interview with the owner, the room and more!

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Disclosure: We thank E5C4pe for comping our tickets for this game. Although complimentary admission was generously provided, it does not impact our opinion on the review whatsoever.

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