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Black Cats Number One Escape Room - "Witch House"

Updated: Apr 14


LOCATION:  Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

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📝  ETR DECODER

  • 🔑 GAME: Witch House

  • 📅 DATE PLAYED: November 14, 2023

  • 🎬 GENRE: Fantasy, Witches

  • 🧠 DIFFICULTY (Based on 2 ppl): 7/10

  • 👥 TOTAL # OF PLAYERS: 3-8 ppl

  • 🕒 LENGTH OF TIME: 60 Mins.

  • 💰 PRICE: $40/PP

  • ☎️ BOOKING TYPE: Private

  • 🔓 ESCAPED/ COMPLETED?: Yes


📖 THE STORY

Rumor has it, there's a Witch House somewhere in Sin City, Las Vegas where all the Witches gather together. After finally discovering the secret entrance, you gather up your bravest friends to sneak a peek inside this mysterious house...


🎯 HIT THE BULLSEYE

  • The introduction video was pretty creative and felt like a Broadway musical (we just felt like it could be cut a little shorter since the "rules" video was also quite long).

  • "Witch House" was cleverly constructed as a standalone set design right in the middle of their lobby. We weren't sure about the noise level or how immersive it would be for a small space. But once we entered the room, we completely forgot where we were. The space transported us into a whimsical, magical land of witchery. The storyline felt like a "Hansel and Gretel" fairy tale, but with a unique twist. As you enter, your curiosity gets the best of you and you can't help but touch everything in your sight.

  • There was so much attention to detail from the props (names of different witches) to the colorful lighting to the ominous music, which all contributed to enhance the overall experience.

  • We did enjoy the various types of "triggers" that the room provided once we've successfully solved something. Whether it be a special effect (i.e. fog) or a light-up animation. They were a lot more entertaining than just regular locks and keys.


🧩 MISSED THE MARK

  • This might just be a comment coming from enthusiasts who have played hundreds of games before but we felt that the puzzles were on the easier side where a good amount of them felt like "following directions" to press something instead of actually solving a logic or deduction puzzle.

  • The ending could use some enhancement as we weren't sure if we had completed our task. When we came out of the room (the GM wasn't there to greet us), we had to run to the front desk to check if we were done. It might be because of where the "exit" was located but we suggest adding something in that room to signify a victory.


🏹 TAKE A SHOT?

This is the 3rd game that we played at Black Cats Number One Escape Room. When we first visited back in 2018 to play "Red Riding Hood", it was the 6th game that we ever played and it raised the bar for what we thought good solid escape rooms could be. In 2019, we played "The Cabin" which also delivered an enjoyable experience. But "Witch House" is now our favorite at their location and we can see the direction they are heading towards. Every time we come back, they have surprised us with new game qualities that are keeping up with the current market. We look forward to seeing what new experiences they'll be able to bring to the table as we are running out of games to play in Las Vegas!


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ℹ️ ADDITIONAL INFO

  • Free parking lot outside of the facility

  • Lobby area with some seats available

  • Lockers available

  • Merchandise available for purchase

 

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Disclosure: We thank Black Cats Number One Escape Room 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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