• Cici Cao

Escape The Room (San Antonio) - "The Agency"

Updated: 5 days ago

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Difficulty Level: 8.5/10

Public/Private: Public

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Our next stop in San Antonio, Texas is an old friend of ours... Escape The Room! Escape The Room is one of the oldest franchise companies that originated in NYC and currently has 19 locations all over the US. This location is located in the heart of downtown Riverwalk and very close to the Convention Center. It’s quite difficult to find public parking but there’s plenty of parking lots nearby. The lobby is very spacious with a waiting area. You can easily set up a corporate event in the front.

Today, we are agents attempting a secret mission in “The Agency” room. Normally, it’s just the two of us but today we had an interesting mix! We have two newcomers, two enthusiasts and two escape room owners! The room was spacious enough that even with 8 people it didn’t feel crammed. As we entered an office setting, we divided into separate areas in the room and started to divide and conquer. The room doesn’t have too much searching involved but there was a good amount of puzzles. We were happy we weren’t alone this time. The overall flow was quite nice and the game master was on point with the hint system. There was one red herring component which we thought could be changed out as it made the puzzle itself very confusing. One hearing device was also a bit tricky due to the volume being too low and unclear. There were a few design elements of the room that was unique, but some needed a bit more up-keeping. This room would be more difficult to do with just 2 people mainly because of the size and puzzle aspects of it but we did escape with only a few seconds left with 8 people.

We have to say from a design and immersive aspect, we still love Escape The Room’s “Jurassic Escape” room the best. We felt that this room fell a bit short from the set design and “wow” moments but overall, we always get a good brain exercise from Escape The Room’s puzzles. We encourage enthusiasts or large groups to give this room a try and let us know what you think! 

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

ETR Overall rating: 8/10

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** We don't want to go into detail and ruin any surprises for you, but you want more info like if the room is a multi-room or what other additional tips we can provide to you, feel free to email us.

Disclosure: We thank Escape The Room San Antonio 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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“ESCAPETHEROOMers” was created in late 2018 by Cici Cao & Brandon Chow.  They are a couple who loves to travel around the world to find new adventures!  Since their first escape room in 2018, the addiction never stopped. “ESCAPETHEROOMers” was born with the idea of providing reviews for escape room enthusiasts but also as a portal for game creators to have an outlet to showcase their talents and products. They are currently the ONLY review
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