📖 THE STORY
We received a photo from Justin whom we haven’t heard from for weeks after he entered the woods in Western Rhode Island. The photo showed that he was standing in front of an enormous pile of treasure. Of course, we decided to follow his trail and check out what had happened to him in the forest…
🎯 HIT THE BULLSEYE
Great job on the colorful wall murals as it presented us with a great depth of illusion as if we physically entered a forest. We liked the detail touches of the flowers, plants, and animals.
The scenery changes from room-to-room was a lot of fun to discover.
There was a new physical puzzle we haven’t seen in other escape rooms before. It was fun to be able to collaborate as a team on it.
The puzzle flow was great. We enjoyed watching the story develop as we solved the breadcrumbs leading us to the finish line.
We enjoyed the little “magical touch” in the latter part of the story.
🧩 MISSED THE MARK
Some music would be great to add some more ambience to the story.
The sound proofing wasn’t that great in the room as the players after us said they heard some clues that was given to us by the game master. Perhaps it's best to change to a different system of providing clues if the soundproof issue can’t be resolved.
One puzzle confused us since the answer that was revealed could be a few possibilities. If they can think of a way to make it more accurate, it would better the experience.
There was a special effect that was part of the original design of the game which due to technical difficulty they are unable to perform it anymore. The change was fine with us, but it would be great if the story can concur with the change so there’s no confusion during the game as we were expecting that to happen, but it didn’t.
One puzzle felt a bit repetitive using the same clue multiple times. It would be nice to see more variation.
🏹 TAKE A SHOT?
At times I felt like "Little Red Riding Hood" lost in the forest in this game. It felt very adventurous. We also love rooms that have a mixture of physical and logical puzzles. This room was quite spacious. You’ll be comfortable with a large group. Our recommended group size for people who just started to do escape room is probably 6 people or more. There’s a lot to do in the room so definitely divide and conquer once you are in there. We really enjoy RI Riddle Room’s creativity and with this new location offering a lot more space, we can’t wait to see what new ideas they’ll be able to come up with in the near future!
Find the exit first then go backwards might be easier to find the route.
* Check out our YouTube video above for a sneak peek of the location, interview with the owners, the rooms, 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 RI Riddle Room for comping our tickets for this game. Although complimentary admission was generously provided, it does not impact our opinion on the review whatsoever.