San Antonio Panic Room - "Prison Break"
Updated: Nov 11, 2020
Difficulty Level: 7/10
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Our last stop in in San Antonio, Texas is at San Antonio Panic Room. This location was located a little bit outside of the busy downtown area so there’s plenty of parking outside. The lobby is very cute with a Hall of Fame polaroid’s photo wall so if you escape, you’ll be able to display your victory there. If you ever go, try and see if you can find us! They also have a party room incase you like to do an event there.
Today, we are attempting their "Prison Break" room which is their hardest room according to their escape percentage. As we entered, we were put into two separate jail cells and handcuffed to the wall. The set design and props used were great and the handcuffs felt so authentic they even left a little red marking as I stretched out to look for clues. One certain prop was also quite “entertaining” in the jail cell. There was one code there that I was a bit confused as to why that was the code to open the door as the amount of numbers needed didn’t really match up. We also encountered a code that needed to be use twice which is pretty rare in escape rooms so we suggest that you take note of this unless they change it after, but you should definitely ask this question prior to your game. As we progressed into the story, it was great to see that the set design “developed” with it. The flow was nice, and the puzzles weren’t too difficult to interpret but it was definitely more on the linear side. Later on, there was one puzzle that was a bit confusing from a visual aspect which we also couldn’t get a direct answer from the game master even after the game on why it was designed that way. It didn’t really hinder us from solving the puzzle, but we got the answer from another way of thinking which was interesting.
Despite some of the confusing puzzle aspects, this room was definitely fun to play. We did get out with just the two of us with a good amount of time left. Currently, this location has 3 games total and "Phase III: Human Trials" feels like their largest in terms of size. We took a sneak peek at that room and it looked pretty amazing. The third room “Cabin Fever” is also available at their sister company "Project Panic Escape Rooms" in Austin and it’s a more updated version so we decide to visit there instead so do check out our review on that room as well!
* 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
(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 San Antonio Panic Room for comping our tickets for this game. Although complimentary admission was generously provided, it does not impact our opinion on the review whatsoever.