Updated: Jul 22, 2021
LOCATION: Johnston, Rhode Island, USA
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Check out our YouTube video for a sneak peek of the location, interview with the owner, the room(s) (no puzzle spoilers) and more:
📖 THE STORY
The mischievous elves have been naughty this year and locked up the "Naughty & Nice" list. We must solve the puzzles and clues that they have left behind to restore the Christmas spirit before time runs out!
🎯 HIT THE BULLSEYE
Full disclosure, I have a serious addiction for Christmas. When I entered this room, it felt like December 25th. Not only was the décor impeccable, the room even smelled like Christmas!
Although the space was quite small, Ocean State Escape was able to utilize every inch of the room and still surprised us with lovely “reveals”.
Even though the room has been running for a few months already, the upkeep was great. Everything still felt freshly painted and nothing needed any repairs.
The mix use of physical locks and tech made the experience a fully satisfying one.
The puzzles were different, clever, and entertaining. We really enjoyed the fact that everything pertaining to Christmas was utilized from lights to music to physical props.
🧩 MISSED THE MARK
It would be nice to hear the actual music playing along with the puzzle aspects as it could add more immersion to the Christmas spirit.
The “hint” papers could be better designed to be incorporated into the story.
🏹 TAKE A SHOT?
Due to the size of the room, we would suggest 2-3 people being a comfortable team. However, don't let the size of the room fool you, there’s a lot to do! If you haven’t done escape rooms before, you should still gather a bigger team. This room is a joy to play especially with family or if you love the holidays. We can’t wait to see what Ocean State Escape does with their new room - “Mummy’s Curse” as they seem to step up their game every time we return for a visit!
Maybe it’s not the obvious one.
💰 ETR DISCOUNT
15% off with promo code "ESCAPETHEROOMersOSE"
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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 Ocean State Escape for comping our tickets for this game. Although complimentary admission was generously provided, it does not impact our opinion on the review whatsoever.