Project Panic Escape Rooms Austin - "Cabin Fever"
Updated: Nov 11, 2020
Difficulty Level: 7.5/10
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We arrived at Project Panic Escape Rooms Austin which is the sister company of San Antonio Panic Room. Read our review of their "Prison Break" room to find out more about this location. Currently they have another location in Dallas. There is plenty of street parking as they are a bit more on the outskirts of Austin. This location is fairly new and you can tell from their brand spankingly clean lobby. They are still inputting more games here but currently they have three up-and-running: “End of the Lines”, “The Gallery” and “Cabin Fever”.
Today, we are attempting their largest room which fits a max of 12 people with just the two of us – “Cabin Fever”. The storyline is that we are stuck in a fierce blizzard and we have to take shelter in a nearby cabin. But the old structure will probably not hold for much longer in this storm so we must find a way to call out for rescue.
We did encounter a good amount of tech issues while playing this game which hindered some of our gameplay. We actually didn’t get out with us working on the last puzzle, but we believe we could have without these tech issues involved as it made the game very confusing. The review and difficulty level will be based on us overlooking these issues as if we played a fully functional and operational game.
As we entered the cabin, we felt immersed right away with the set design. We were very amazed by the quality used on the wood, props, and especially the sound (we heard the wind was blowing the leaves outside and an actual storm brewing out there). The room is very spacious, and a big group would have a lot of fun in here spreading out and searching for clues. A few puzzles were linear but there were some moments different groups can solve things simultaneously. A puzzle at the end didn’t corollate with what was hinted on the answers which made it somewhat confusing for us and that one took some time. One of the mechanisms that we've encountered in the past at other locations was extremely hard to operate in this room. We think it may need to be repaired or replaced due to wear and tear. This also caused a lot of time for us even though we already had the right answer to enter. We really enjoyed the way some spaces were used in the set design. If the aforementioned puzzle and mechanism was adjusted, this room would've been really fun to experience. We can’t wait to return and give their new room a “spin” (*hint on the new room theme*) as we’ve never heard of this theme before!
* 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 Project Panic Escape Room Austin for comping our tickets for this game. Although complimentary admission was generously provided, it does not impact our opinion on the review whatsoever.