📖 THE STORY
It’s the year 1880 and we’ve been arrested. In the holding cell, we overheard the Sheriff talking about a recent wagon heist that got away with a lot of gold and treasures. We had to escape from the cell and check out the local saloon in town as we speculate the criminals hid their stolen goods there. We needed to find the treasure before they get back in town!
🎯 HIT THE BULLSEYE
The concept of the story was well matched with the set design. From the metal bars in the jail cell to the saloon decors, it felt like we were truly there.
Some physical puzzles were very entertaining in this room. We had to think about the actual situation we were in and what we can use in order to solve the puzzle.
We liked how the ending puzzle was incorporated into the story line and not just a simple “lock and key” exit.
🧩 MISSED THE MARK
There was decor that we found that looked like it’s part of a puzzle, but we didn’t use it at all. Perhaps we did not go through the conventional way and solve it by trial and error. But if it was a hint to our lock then it would make sense. If it's not, it would probably be best to remove them since they added confusion.
Few props need to be updated. There was a long delay with one of them and the other one did not work even though we completed with the right action. Perhaps there could be a hint paper that’s written into the storyline to instruct people on how to operate it if it’s sensitive to a certain position.
Some camera angles may had been difficult for the game master to see in the room perhaps? We asked for a hint for the current puzzle only to be redirected to ones we’ve completed a long time ago.
🏹 TAKE A SHOT?
"Escape Game Long Island" recently just acquired this location "PadLOCKED INc." This game was redesigned by them after the acquisition. We did sense more of "Escape Game Long Island" kind of quality in the set design and puzzle element versus the original "PadLOCKED INc." room we’ve played. Although some props still needed to be repaired in order for the room to work smoothly, this was still a really fun game with various interactive puzzles. Our recommended size for this room is 4-6 people.
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* 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 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.