Updated: Jun 11
📖 THE STORY
Tick, Tock, Tick, Tock… The adventure began. We were sent on a time travel journey to assist the timekeeper who’s been stuck in a time warp. Can we set everything back to normal?
🎯 HIT THE BULLSEYE
The set design was beautiful and the theme definitely brought us back to the “Steampunk” era. All the props felt like they were made from real copper and brass.
This is probably the second biggest clock we’ve seen in an escape game. It was an impressive centerpiece and it made the entire game feel “lively”.
Props to the puzzle designer for being able to come up with so many puzzles surrounding the time theme. There were no repetitive puzzles and they all intertwined perfectly like cogs inside a clock.
We really enjoyed using some of the “parts” physically.
The “timekeeper” was a great enhancement for the room experience.
The finale was well thought out and we understood right away what was to be done to turn everything back to the start. It was great to see a spin off from the normal “lock and key” escape ending.
🧩 MISSED THE MARK
Some music would've been a great addition to create a sense of “urgency” since time is literally "of the essence" (especially during the end). It would also help with the soundproofing issue (especially during the first part of the game because we were able to hear the outside party the entire time since the front desk is right outside).
One prop had a broken part which caused us to not be able to set a puzzle correctly. In the end, it still triggered something to open but we weren't sure if that was manually done or not.
There was a reset that had to happen during our game which the game master had to come in to help us. He said this rarely happens, but it was a bit nerve-wracking since it was towards the ending puzzle.
🏹 TAKE A SHOT?
This game was enjoyable from many different perspectives. The set design, props, puzzles were all on par with the storyline with a solid finish. With just the 2 of us, it was quite challenging as there was a lot to do but we were able to warp back in time. Our recommended size would be 4 or more as the room was quite spacious. If you are ever in the area, you should definitely travel back in time in “The Clock Tower”.
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Disclosure: We thank Escape The Room Boston for comping our tickets for this game. Although complimentary admission was generously provided, it does not impact our opinion on the review whatsoever.