• Cici Cao

PadLOCKED INc. - "Cuckoo's Nest Escape Room"

Updated: Jan 19

Photos property of PadLOCKED INc.


We were visiting a friend in a haunted psychiatric hospital. All of a sudden, the sirens went off and the nurse has informed us that the patients in maximum security got out! She locked us in the doctor’s office for safety, but we needed to find another way out before the patients find the spare keys to get in!


  • There was a clever use of a prop which we’ve recently seen in Budapest as well, but we enjoyed the “transport”.

  • Some “horror” props were well designed.


  • We didn’t enjoy the puzzle designs in this room. Answers were too revealing and did not tie closely with the hints. At times we had to ask for a hint to confirm if that’s going to be the actual answer since it’s so obvious.

  • Props need to be updated in the room. Some were worn out and one did not work.

  • One prop needs a better “placement hint” as we basically used trial and error based on our previous escape room knowledge but not sure how other players would know to do that other than just trying it everywhere.  

  • We didn’t know how to proceed with one of the puzzles as the clue made us unable to move forward. That clue needs to be rewritten for clarification.

  • There wasn't really any storyline. We basically just saw things that needed a code and found it and opened it and moved on. We didn’t even know at the end that we already solved the last puzzle and won the game.

  • There was a same prop that was used with the exact same concept as one of their other games. If players play all of their games, it would be too revealing. We suggest changing that puzzle.  


"Escape Game Long Island" recently just acquired this location "PadLOCKED INc." and if you go to their original location and this one, you’ll definitely feel a difference in the set design and puzzles. Escape Game Long Island are going to slowly redesign all of their games. Including this location, "Escape Game Long Island" has a total of 9 games. We’ve played 4 of them and this is the weakest one out of them. We hope they revamp this game as we don’t want it to represent how puzzles are designed in an escape room and how “easy” they are even if its for beginners.


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Disclosure: We thank Padlocked Inc. 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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“ESCAPETHEROOMers” was created in late 2018 by Cici Cao & Brandon Chow.  They are a couple who loves to travel around the world to find new adventures!  Since their first escape room in 2018, the addiction never stopped. “ESCAPETHEROOMers” was born with the idea of providing reviews for escape room enthusiasts but also as a portal for game creators to have an outlet to showcase their talents and products. They are currently the ONLY review
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