Difficulty Level: 6.5/10
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We had to leave the party room as our final room to attempt on. We are eager to try our last adventure at ClockedIn with their newest room - “The Cocktail party of Vlad D. Hanson”. We heard that if you wanted to, they even allow you to bring your own beverage to enjoy a real cocktail party experience in this room! This could be a great idea for your bachelor/bachelorette party (if you don’t go overboard). Since our brains are still wired from the two previous games, we didn’t want to waste any time. Our story began with the Count inviting us to his famous cocktail party and when we arrived we had to enter through the butler's kitchen(due to the current renovations on the place) before we can get to the ballroom. This is when we realized that we were locked in and about to become cocktails ourselves if we don’t escape in time! We had to get to work quickly.
Upon entering the kitchen (this is also a clever idea by the owner as the original location had a kitchen, so he had to come up with a theme that worked with the space). We felt that this room was much more spacious than the other two. This room was definitely a lot less linear than the others as well. We were able to divide and conquer on a lot of different small puzzles. Although, we did feel that this room had more puzzles to solve than the other two but because we can solve them separately, it made things easier. From a décor aspect, the room definitely had an eerie feeling although we felt that it could be a little more “haunting” for a better immersive feel, but I think the owner would like to make this more family friendly. We also played a lot of creepy-themed escape rooms before (even with live actors) and I was a bit more relieved on the fact that it’s just a normal room so I can concentrate on solving puzzles versus getting scared. Brandon on the other hand, was hoping the count will come out and drink his blood.
We finished this room the quickest out of all the three rooms we tried, and the owner said we set a new record as to how fast we completed it and usually this is the hardest room by their standard. We are strong believers on the fact that the brain needs to warm up. This is why we did better on our last room. Comment below if you have the same results when doing back to back rooms? If you haven’t tried it yet, book all three rooms at ClockedIn and see how you do! We would love to hear your feedback! We on the other hand, can’t wait to return one day to ClockedIn and hopefully they'll have more rooms for us to try!
* Check out our YouTube video above for a sneak peek of the location, interview with the owner, the room and more!
ETR Overall rating: 8.5/10
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Disclosure: We thank Clockedin for comping our tickets for this game.
Although complimentary admission was generously provided, it does not impact our opinion on the review whatsoever.