MindEscape - "Jack the Ripper"

Updated: Jun 11

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Difficulty Level: 6/10

Public/Private: Public/ Private

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Our last stop for today is at MindEscape in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Parking in the area is a little bit tricky especially during the weekend. Recently they just partnered up with a parking lot that's 1 block away so you can easily park the car for 3 Hours for $10. Although the facility is in a sub-level, there is a ramp for handicap accessibility. We were fortunate enough to meet with the owner/ developer to learn more about the company. They currently have two rooms available with a third on the way - "Alice In Wonderland: In the Nick of Time". We are trying both rooms today starting with the "Jack the Ripper" room followed by "Thai Prison". They have a great location with plenty to do in the area. The lobby/ waiting area is cozy with plenty of seating available with puzzles to occupy you while you wait. We were paired with another couple and we each started with a blindfold and handcuffs. The room design was quite impressive and provided an eerie feel to it. The puzzle challenges could've been a little bit clearer in correlation with the storyline. Unfortunately, the group that was in our room before us broke one of the locks and we weren't able to experience that puzzle. Also, we figured out the correct code for another lock and it wouldn't open. The game master had to come in and try it a few times himself to get it to open. There were some red herrings in the room but nothing too derailing. We managed to escape with time to spare. However, we didn't really get a sense of completion once the game ended. We wished there would've been a little bit more of a "wow" moment.

ETR Overall rating: 7.5/10

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Disclosure: We thank Mindescape 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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