Updated: Nov 11
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Difficulty Level: 6.5/10
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We officially began our San Antonio, Texas escape room tour after the "Transworld's Room Escape Conference & Tour" (click HERE for exclusive footage) with the first stop at Extreme Escape’s Colonnade location. There was plenty of parking when we arrived at the complex. It was EXTREMELY hot that day and we were very excited to have an icy cold complimentary beverage on their comfy couch. You can choose from either a soft drink, beer, or a sparkling wine which is a nice touch on the customer service. This is the first place we’ve heard that allows you to bring drinks into the escape room... way to get the party started!
As we peeked into the game master’s control center (it’s quite an interesting set up as all the customers can see through the glass door before they are led to the game room), we are happy to see that all of them are focused and organized as we were definitely not (beer has settled well in the tummy). The lighting and sound in the room definitely created the atmosphere that stuck with the theme. We only have a mere 60 minutes to find the antidote and escape the zombie apocalypse! We are happy to see the set design was very authentic. Maybe a few added zombie figure shadows might've even added a bit more creepiness (we’ve seen them utilized that pretty well in their Stone Oak’s location’s “The Cursed” room). The game flow was well done and it was pretty linear but there was a bit of searching that was required so some people can be designated to do that while others start solving puzzles. The only suggestion that we would have is that we’re not use to using clues/keys for a second time after it’s been used already, and we did experience a bit of that in this room so for experienced players I would definitely advise to be alert with that. This did not really hinder us from finishing the room before 60 minutes with just the two of us. We loved the two different endings this room gave for people who escaped and who didn’t. Overall, it’s a very well maintained and designed room.
Don’t forget to take a nice high res photo with their high-tech camera in front of their green screen after your victory. They have many different cool backgrounds depending on the room you played. You can also purchase the photo as they print it right there for you. This location has a total of 4 games, and they are all different than the games at their Stone Oaks location. We are excited to try "The Cursed" room at the other location and see what else they have to offer but mostly because there’s another cold beer waiting for us!
* Check out our YouTube video above for a sneak peek of the location, interview with the owner, the room and more!
ETR Overall rating: 8.5/10
(If you do decide to try this room, please remember to let them know that "ESCAPETHEROOMers" sent you!)
** 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 Extreme Escape for comping our tickets for this game. Although complimentary admission was generously provided, it does not impact our opinion on the review whatsoever.