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December 1, 2019 - Xscape The Room - "The Missing manuscript of Edgar Allan Poe"

Updated: Jan 31


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📖 THE STORY

Our mission is to retrieve Edgar Allen Poe’s last great work at his estate. This is not an easy task as there are many “traps” that lies ahead. We hope we’ll be able to get out in time.  


🎯 HIT THE BULLSEYE

  • We entered a room that looked like a foyer to a mansion and were immediately absorbed into the story. The space did give the estate feel throughout and we appreciated the “change of scenery”.

  • Lighting was great for the ambience but still bright enough for reading.

  • Puzzles were logical and had a good flow throughout the game.


🧩 MISSED THE MARK

  • Due to the fact that the room is right next to the lobby, we were able to hear sounds coming from there which took away some immersive element.

  • There were a few puzzle pieces during the latter part of the game that already needed some repairing. Perhaps it would be good to look into a sturdier option as it was quite difficult to use for a puzzle.

  • One particular furniture piece was difficult to maneuver. We didn’t want to yank it too hard but also missed part of the puzzle because of it.

  • The ending part could have had a more dramatic finale as it felt a bit of wasted space. Perhaps a bit more decor or one more puzzle could strengthen the finale.


🏹 TAKE A SHOT?

If you like to solve mystery with a twist, you’ll like this room. For readers who are worried about jump scares, there aren’t any. Although the room feels eerie, it was not scary. We suggest a team of no less than 3 players if you like to experience the full game play. It was doable with just the two of us to escape but due to the room size, you’ll be comfortable with a large group as well.


🔎 HINT

Make sure that they are all upright.

* Check out our YouTube video above for a sneak peek of the location, interview with the owner, the room and more!


** We don't want to go into detail and ruin any surprises for you, but if you'd like more information on the room, feel free to email us.


(If you do decide to try this room, please remember to let them know that "ESCAPETHEROOMers" sent you!)


Disclosure: We thank Xscape The 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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