February 1, 2020 - The Great Escape Room (Providence) - "Professor Moriarty's Game Room"


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📖 THE STORY

Sherlock Holmes has just discovered that Professor Moriarty is planning to release a deadly virus inside the Parliament in London! We were sent to the professor’s game room to attempt to find the antidote. Time is of the essence to save London.


🎯 HIT THE BULLSEYE

  • Normally, we’re fairly opposed to rooms that spend half of the time having us find things. But as how it’s described on their website, we already knew what we were getting ourselves into. To our surprise, because of the way the game is designed, it was rather amusing to be able to put the “pieces” together.

  • Since players pretty much take apart this room during the hunt, we were thinking the props would be in bad condition, but we were shocked at how well they were maintained.

  • As a game room set design, this room was full of different types of games ranging from toys to cards to board games etc.… The puzzles hidden within were enjoyable to find when we were able to connect the dots.


🧩 MISSED THE MARK

  • From the storyline, it seemed like Professor Moriarty has a dark side in him. We didn’t really feel it in the set design. Since the room was quite spacious, it would’ve been nice to create a “secret room” with a different ambience.

  • Continuing with the storyline, we also didn’t feel a “wow” factor when we finished the game. Perhaps a nice reveal on the antidote with some special lighting in a box would make the experience more memorable.

  • The game master was very helpful with the clues although it would be great to see more character being built into who he/she is and why was he/she in the room with us. Perhaps a cough or an “unnoticeable” hint would be more amusing for the players rather than the obvious explanation of a clue.

  • Although finding the hidden objects were fun, some were nearly impossible as they were tiny in size (you must have a large group for this reason).


🏹 TAKE A SHOT?

You’ll be the hero of this room if you love scavenger hunts and you're a good searcher. It’s a fun game to play with family or friends. You’ll each be able to discover a strength in this room since there are so many types of puzzles. We were lucky to have 4 others join us at the last minute as it would’ve been pretty difficult with just the 2 of us. The game master did say with groups of 2, the clues would be unlimited whereas a larger size group would be limited to 3 hints only if we were able to find the bonus objects hidden in the room (which we did, go team!).


🔎 HINT

Make sure you touch and shake out everything. Be organized.

* 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 The Great Escape Room (Providence) 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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