🚪. Extreme Escape (Stone Oak) - "The Cursed"
Updated: Nov 11, 2020
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Difficulty Level: 7.5/10
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It was about a 12-minute drive from the Extreme Escape Colonnade location to their Stone Oak location and it’s quite a different scenery here. Stone Oak location is inside a shopping complex and it can be easily seen on the second floor as they occupy pretty much the whole space up there. There’s plenty of parking. The lobby is lot more spacious here. You can choose to sit on the comfortable couches or the torture chair while sipping away your cold beverage (beer and wine complimentary to adults!).
After playing their "Undead" room at their Colonnade location, we were excited to enter “The Cursed” room. As we ventured into a cabin in the woods, we realized this is not a normal cabin. The witch has put an evil spell and captured our souls. We must reverse the spell and escape! There are definitely a few “jumpy” moments in the room where we thought the “witch” was coming for us, but rest assured there are no live actors in this room. This is when you know the special effects of the lighting, sound, and smoke are utilized just right. Although we definitely heard a lot more screaming coming from the room next door so we’re very curious as to what lies on “The Other Side” (another theme room at this location). The room was very well designed and things that aren't supposed to move are bolted down so there’s not a lot of red herrings. Everything that was movable was utilized once. You really can tell the props used are very true to the storyline. There was a puzzle that took a bit more time as it had to be really precise and it was a bit sensitive. You really needed to have great eye and hand coordination for one of the puzzles. One thing we realized in both rooms that we’ve tried with Extreme Escape is that we were able to get out with ample time left with just the two of us. We love to see some more intricate puzzles that perhaps would be a it more challenging for experienced players in the future. We did see one puzzle use that was similar to the one we did in the “Undead” room at the Colonnade location. Overall, we had a lot of fun in this room and that’s an important aspect when coming out from an escape room.
There are 4 games at this location and although we did not get to chat with the creators on this trip, we love to come back in the future to hear the inspirations behind the storylines as all of their room themes are so unique and between the two locations with 8 different escape room themes, there’s something for everyone!
* Check out our YouTube video above for a sneak peek of the location, interview with the owner, the room and more!
ETR Overall rating: 9/10
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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 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.