13th Hour Escape Room - "The Trophy Room"
Updated: Dec 11, 2020
📖 THE STORY
We are inside of John Hayden’s trophy room. He’s been collecting trophies of his victims for years. Our goal is to survive and get out before he comes back to collect his ultimate “trophy”... US!!
🎯 HIT THE BULLSEYE
Amazing set design once again by 13th hour. As soon as you walk inside, you feel like you’ve been transported to a killer’s lair (in this case an old farmhouse). And yes, we mean an entire FARMHOUSE!
The details of the room all the way down to the washed color paint used, lighting, authentic household items, and other amazing décor that we can’t spoil for you.
Due to the ceiling height of the warehouse space, there were props used in there that we have not seen at other escape rooms. It was great to see some originality in creativity of how they design their rooms.
Love the fact that all the puzzles were different and were all closely connected with the story line.
Out of all the rooms we’ve done at 13th hour, this one had my favorite ending.
13th hour always tries to add in that little “personal touch” to the game which makes it very enjoyable for the player to discover when they are done.
🧩 MISSED THE MARK
We were confused on how one of the puzzles worked in the latter part of the game as we we're not sure if we messed up the starting point or not and if it was correctly done after we followed the order. The owner did inform us that he can bypass it internally if he saw that we did the right steps. We feel that perhaps there could be a hint written somewhere to establish the starting point so that there won't be any need to bypass and all the players can do it correctly by themselves.
One of the props used could be more authentic to the storyline as currently it did feel a bit out of the story. The owner did inform he has plans to change this in the future.
Keypads were used in certain areas of the puzzles but perhaps something else could fit the story line better being that it’s set in an old farmhouse.
A bit of music could add a little more eerie feeling to the room.
🏹 TAKE A SHOT?
If you like escape rooms with great set designs, but on a much larger scale, you have to play at 13th Hour Escape. It will give you a whole new perspective on escape games. Teamwork is essential in this game. Playing with just the two of us there was a lot of running around. We recommend at least 4 people for this room to be able to comfortably designate players for a few puzzles. There are normally no live actors in the room unless it’s a special holiday so you may want to ask about that before booking the room if that’s a concern. There’s a lot to do in the room so don’t waste any time and make sure you observe and search everything!
* 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.
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Disclosure: We thank 13th Hour 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.