Quandary - "Operation: Gambit"
Updated: Dec 9, 2020
Photo + Video credit: Quandary
Difficulty Level: 7/10
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Next stop, we head over to Quandary in Wallingford, Connecticut. We were fortunate enough to interview the founders (a married couple) to learn more about their company. The husband has a law enforcement background and the wife has experience in art & design. Combined, they are able to create realistic challenges and puzzles based on their knowledge of the subjects.
Quandary is located on the 2nd floor inside of a 150 year old brick building and has a lot of character. They opened to the public two years ago and currently offers 3 rooms (2 of the rooms are identical to each other - so 5 rooms total). We are scheduled to try their newest room "Operation: Gambit" which normally requires a minimum of 4 people to book. As soon as you walk inside the waiting area, you are automatically introduced to "their" world. The area is spacious w/ plenty of background material to support the room's storylines. Once ready, you enter a long eerie hallway w/ doors on each side leading to the rooms. The "Operation: Gambit" room is located at the end and has soon as you enter you are on a movie set. Because the room normally requires a minimum of 4 people, we didn't waste anytime. The room had a good mixture of technological puzzles, decoders, and unique placements of locks to open. The decor and design was quite impressive and we really enjoyed ourselves.
ETR Overall rating: 8.5/10
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Disclosure: We thank Quandary for comping our tickets for this game. Although complimentary admission was generously provided, it does not impact our opinion on the review whatsoever.